Students, community members receive Upshur Stars awards


TENNERTONMultiple awards were presented at the Upshur County Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday, April 19 at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

According to Upshur County Schools Technology and Communication Specialist Kayla Yocum, one of the awards was presented to the individuals who have assisted in the W. Va. Grow Your Own partnership between Upshur County Schools and West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC). Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lynn Lindler and Interim President Dr. James Moore, both of WVWC, were in attendance for the signing of the memorandum of understanding and also received the initiative poster.

Students and coaches from Move 304 were also awarded for “dedicating to improve their social, emotional, mental and physical well-being of students, which further supports academic focus and development,” said Yocum. Move 304 is a fitness and nutrition gym located at 6 Traders Alley. Yocum said, “Personalized Alternative Learning teachers and support specialists were also recognized for enhancing learning opportunities, while fostering academic, physical, social and emotional support for our students.”

Upshur County School nurses were recognized for National School Nurse Day, celebrated on May 11. “We are grateful for the efforts our nurses contribute to promote the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff,” as stated by Yocum.

Yocum also acknowledged Upshur County Schools’ Farm-to-School Coordinator Mateal Poling. “Poling was recognized for her efforts in offering locally grown fruits and vegetables to our students through the use of high tunnels, currently installed on multiple school grounds throughout the county,” said Yocum.

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