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District Students Honored

Posted on: February 23, 2022

Several students were honored during the February Board Meeting and were presented with Recognition Awards for their talent and achievements from the Board Members.

Swiss Hills Career Center student, Isaac Heavener, who is currently enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Program received an award for his talents in his equipment operation skills.  In addition, he maintains a solid A in his coursework through the program with impeccable attendance.  Also, Isaac has completed his NCCER core, NCCER Heavy Equipment, CPR/First Aid, and OSHA 10 coursework.


River HS Art Club submitted 25 art pieces to Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center's 33rd Annual Regional Student Art Exhibition 2022.  It is a juried show and this year's juror was Andrew Heisey, the Fine Arts Chair, Art Program Director and Associate Professor at Waynesburg University.  Not all submitted works are selected for exhibition.  Work was received from 166 students who entered 268 pieces representing 17 different schools.  Four students from River HS had work accepted in the art show:

  • Madison Alderman, junior Art III, had her pencil drawing entitled "Asuka, The Second Children"  accepted in the show.  Earlier this year, Madison also had her pencil drawing of a gnome's treehouse and bridge printed in the Marietta Times Newspapers Calendar.
  • Joe Cook, senior, Art II & III, had his ceramic Orange Plate accepted in the show.
  • Kylie Kendall, sophomore Art II, had two pieces accepted:  A ceramic skull and a Raku pumpkin.
  • Alliston Wells, junior, Art III, also had two pieces accepted:  A ceramic Cow Pitcher and a ceramic "Scattered Color Plate."

The art exhibit runs through February the 26th.  River's Art Club will be taking a field trip to see the student art show at the Stifel on Thursday, February 24, 2022.


Monroe Central High School had two students, Ciara McKelvey and Collin Kroll, recognized for their talents in writing for the Americanism Writing Submissions.

  • "Ciara McKelvey is the kind of student that we would fill our school with if we could.  Academically, she strives for perfection and is dedicated to her goal of becoming a history teacher.  Ciara's resilience is admirable.  She embodies every part of P.R.I.D.E. Ciara is prepared and respectful, has integrity and determination, and puts forth all of her effort. Outside the classroom, you will find Ciara driven to make her school, community and world a better place!  This is the third year that Ciara has been a part of the youth-led prevention program known as Monroe Rising.  Through youth-led, she has learned skills such as data collection and analysis, planning and capacity building, implementation and evaluation with the goal of improving school culture at Monroe Central.  She has become a leader among this group by encouraging others and creating a sense of belonging.  Monroe Central is proud to call Ciara a Seminole!" ...summarized by Sunessa Tollie.


CONGRATULATIONS to all the students recognized for their outstanding achievements.  We are very proud of all of you!