MetroNews, AARP 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 awards program. This statewide honor, presented each week during the Fall Sports season on the popular West Virginia MetroNews High School GameNight program, recognizes high school student athletes for outstanding achievement in athletics, the classroom and in communities across the Mountain State. Student athletes in Grades …

Save on Mountain Stage tickets with discount for AARP members and guests

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Get $5 off tickets for July 23 live show with online promo code Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is giving AARP members the chance to be a part of a national radio audience!  Mountain Stage is a live performance radio program recorded in West Virginia and heard weekly on over 200 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country. You’ll receive $5 off your tickets to the Sunday, July 23 show at Charleston’s West Virginia Culture Center Theater by using the promo code “WV50Plus” …

“Protect Patients First” National Tour Makes Stop in West Virginia

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The “Protect Patients First” national tour made a stop in West Virginia on Thursday, July 13. The tour, which launched in early June in Cleveland, aims to inform the public and help persuade senators to reject harmful health care proposals under consideration in Washington. “Protect Patients First” is a national coalition of groups that includes patients, doctors, hospitals and several leading national organizations that are advocating for better health care.  The groups – including AARP, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action …

Health Care Proposals Deeply Unpopular Among WV’s Largest Voting Block

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Latest Survey Reveals Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare & Medicaid Cuts AARP West Virginia released new survey data on June 22, 2017, highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support …

Danny Gray Named 2016 Recipient of AARP WV Andrus Award for Community Service

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AARP West Virginia has presented its highest volunteer recognition, the Andrus Award for Community Service, to Danny Gray of Ronceverte. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service, recognizes volunteers who have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. The award is named in honor of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose pioneering …

Charleston, WV city leaders take steps to join AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities

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Community leaders in West Virginia’s largest city have officially taken the first steps toward joining AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities. Earlier this month, Charleston (WV) City Council approved a resolution in support of joining the U.S. affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, becoming the first West Virginia municipality or county to do so. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better …

Oak Glen High School’s Jayson Chappell Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Golden Bears’ two-sport student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Jayson Chappell of Oak Glen High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 27. He is the 14th and final West Virginia high school student athlete to be recognized during the 2016 statewide awards program. A senior, Jayson is a 3.82 g.p.a. student and a member of National Honor Society. He serves as Key Club President, Student Council Treasurer, and is a …

Charleston Catholic High School’s Catherine Herlihy Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Irish’ two-sport student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Catherine Herlihy of Charleston Catholic High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 20. A senior, Catherine is a 4.5 g.p.a. AP/Honors student. She serves as Student Body President and as a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador. Catherine has participated in the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts and Governor’s Honors Academy. She was a 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award State …

North Marion High School’s Kyle Elliott Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Huskies’ student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Kyle Elliott of North Marion High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 13. A senior, Kyle is a 4.133 g.p.a. AP/Honors student and a member of National Honor Society, Junior Leadership, Rocket Club, Varsity Club and Spirit Club. He is a recipient of EQT’s Student of Excellence Award, and a two-time National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American honoree. Kyle is the son of …

Clarksburg Notre Dame High School’s Alex Davisson Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Fighting Irish student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Alex Davisson of Clarksburg Notre Dame High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 6. A senior, Alex is a 4.0 g.p.a. student and a member of the National Honor Society, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technology, Key Club and Pep Club. He has participated in the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and Leadership Essentials State Conference programs. Alex is the son of …