Watch AARP WV’s 2016 Gubernatorial Video Voter Guide

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Candidates go beyond sound bites on major issues facing older West Virginians & their families AARP West Virginia has released its 2016 Video Voter Guide featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with gubernatorial candidates Senate President Bill Cole (R) and Jim Justice (D), answering key questions on how they would improve the lives of family caregivers, help West Virginians prepare for retirement security and make the Mountain State more age-friendly. In the question and answer session with AARP West Virginia State President …

Lincoln County High School’s Jacob Kirkendoll Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Panthers’ two-sport standout earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor   Jacob Kirkendoll of Lincoln County High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 25. A senior, Jacob is a 4.32 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member, and is active in Student Council, Math Club, Robotics Club, College Summit and FCA. Jacob also participated in the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State program. He …

Buckhannon-Upshur High School’s McKinley Gaudet Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Lady Bucs’ three-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor McKinley Gaudet of Buckhannon-Upshur High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 18. A junior, McKinley is a 3.93 g.p.a. AP Honors student. She serves as Junior Class Secretary, and is active in Student Council and Youth Leadership Association programs. She is the daughter of Brian and Christy Gaudet of Buckhannon. A two-year letterwinner with Coach Jeremy Maxwell’s Lady Bucs basketball program, …

Fairmont Senior High School’s Jake Abbott Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Polar Bears two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Jake Abbott of Fairmont Senior High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 11. A senior, Jake is a 4.14 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society, Science Honorary and Key Club. He is the son of J.L. and Mit Abbott of Fairmont. A team captain and starting quarterback/linebacker for …

Washington High School’s Atley Fortney Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Patriots’ student athlete, soccer standout earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Atley Fortney of Washington High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 4. A senior, Atley is a 4.17 g.p.a. AP Honors student. She is a National Honor Society member and three-year Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honoree. Atley is the daughter of Scott and Kim Fortney of Charles Town. A four-year forward/utility player with Coach Tim Michael’s Patriots …

Braxton County High School’s Heath Cottrill Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Eagles’ two-sport student athlete is first AARP/MetroNews statewide honoree of 2016 Heath Cottrill of Braxton County High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of August 28. A junior, Heath is a 4.0 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is actively involved in Student Council activities, serving as his class president, and is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He is the son …

AARP, WV MetroNews Launch 2016 WV Scholar Athlete of the Week Program

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AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia MetroNews Radio Network are again partnering to recognize some of the state’s best and brightest student athletes through the AARP West Virginia Scholar Athlete of the Week program. This statewide honor, presented each week during the Fall Sports season on the popular West Virginia MetroNews High School GameNight program, recognizes West Virginia high school student athletes for outstanding achievement in athletics, the classroom and in communities across the Mountain State. Student athletes in …

WV Flood Recovery: How You Can Help

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West Virginia has experienced historic flooding that has devastated communities across the Mountain State. It’s heart breaking to see our friends, family and neighbors hurting and devastated. We are a proud state and know in difficult times, West Virginians come together as a family to help one another and show the nation what Mountaineers are made of. Many of you have been asking, “What can I do?” There are many ways you can help with your time and resources. Here …

Connect With AARP at West Virginia Black Bears Baseball Games This Summer!

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Get to know AARP West Virginia when you get out to Monongalia County Ballpark this season! AARP members and their guests may receive a discounted ticket at $2.00 off single game ticket prices at every Sunday home game and cheer on the West Virginia Black Bears!  Be sure to visit the AARP West Virginia concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 AARP “Save On Sundays” at Monongalia County Ballpark Sunday, June 19 vs. Batavia Muckdogs Sunday, June 26 vs. State College Spikes Sunday, July …

AARP WV Leaders Visit Capitol Hill To Push Robust Agenda on Family Caregiving, Social Security

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AARP staff and volunteers from West Virginia and across the nation converged in Washington on June 8th to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. AARP West Virginia State President Rich Stonestreet and State Director Gaylene Miller visited the Capitol Hill offices of Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Evan Jenkins …