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New Martinsville Rotary Recognizes Magnolia Students

By Staff | Oct 9, 2019

Rotary Students of the month Spencer McCardle and Kaitlyn McLivian

Magnolia Students Kaitlyn McLlivian and Spencer McCardle were honored as the New Martinsville Rotary Club 5691, October students of the month at the club’s Wednesday October 2, meeting held at Quinet’s Court Restaurant. Rotarian Whitney Clegg introduced the students at the beginning of the meeting.

Kaitlyn “Kat” McLlivian resides at 781 Fourth St., New Martinsville, and is the daughter of Jenny and Chuck McLlivian. Kat carries a 4.16 GPA and is a member of MU Alpha Theta, the Thespians, and FBLA. She is also a member of Sources of Strength. Her favorite hobbies and leisure time activities include Crafts, writing, hypnosis, and drawing. She plans to attend West Virginia University and major in psychology and has qualified for the promise scholarship. Kaitlyn hopes to be a life coach and own her own business.

Spencer McCardle lives at 2401 Doolin Run Rd., New Martinsville, and is the son of Latrisha McCardle. Spencer carries a 4.16 GPA and is ranked 2nd in his class. He holds the office of Pi-Rep. and has been a member of the club all four years in high school. He is also a member of MU Alpha Theta, and the Science National Honors Society his junior year. He has designed preps for school plays during his junior year.

McCardle has received the following awards, honors and recognitions: All-OVAC Academic Team, State Math Field Day participant, third place regionals math field day, sixth place county math field day (2019), fifth place county math field day (2018), American Mathematics competition second place (2019), and third place (2018).

He has been involved in these community activities; Bruce Park Easter egg hunt (2019), and Wetzel County Hospital Relay for Life (2016-present). His favorite hobbies and leisure time activities: coding, playing video games, and spending time with his family. He plans on attending West Virginia University and majoring in chemical engineering. He is eligible for the Promise, SoD Level 2, and Engineering Excellence level 2, scholarships.

Wednesday’s program was under the direction of Rotarian Scott Lemley who introduced Josh Jefferson, Brooke Stull, and Valerie Piko, from the Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Regional Economical Development Department. Jefferson said the Departments main office is located in Wheeling, but they also work out of offices in the county courthouses. He explained how they are designated by the county commissioners to attract and retain businesses to the communities.

It was mentioned how they helped bring the Dollar General Store to the Hundred area. They said they have a staff of eight people who work on economic and property development. They spend a lot of time meeting with business and company owners while also working with federal agencies to help provide incentives and support to businesses. They mentioned the that small businesses are the lifeblood of Wetzel County and they are seeing lots of small business growth and are working with the local Chamber of Commerce to find ways to promote them.

They also meet and work with the major companies in the region such as Blue Racer, EQT, and all of the oil and gas industry. The meeting was very informative with all three representatives touching on ways they work to improve the business climate. .

Upcoming events on the agenda was the upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute, October 26, in Clarksburg, WV. The event is sponsored by District 7545 and will take place at the Clarksburg Caperton Center, 501 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV. It is an event where the Rotarians will be, sharing, learning and growing together to make individuals, clubs, and Rotary stronger through interactive conversation. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:30 am and will conclude around 4:00 p.m.

The day long session consists of three parts which run concurrently, and participants must complete each part before progressing to the next level. Registration is $95.00 and includes all materials, food and breaks. To register go to rli33.org, select the date of October 26, 2019, and click on the (learn more) icon. Follow the directional steps through the registration process.

Rotary dues are past due! Please get those dues payments in ASAP. Also visit the following link to register for the upcoming Rise Against Hunger event on October 19, 2019. rah.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=7013z0000025nGIQAY