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 …

Petersburg High School’s Allison Harman Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Vikings’ student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Allison Harman of Petersburg High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 30. A junior, Allison is a 4.4 g.p.a. AP Honors student and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She has participated in the West Virginia Governor’s School for Math and Science and Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar programs. Allison is the daughter of Brent and Becky Harman of …

Musselman High School’s Cam Stephens Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Applemen student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Cam Stephens of Musselman High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 23. A senior, Cam is a 4.58 g.p.a. AP Honors student and a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of Ron and Joette Stephens of Bunker Hill. Cam is actively involved in Student Government and Leadership class activities, and has earned Achieving Appleman, Good Citizen and Order of the …

Anti-Fraud/Scam Expert Frank Abagnale Coming To WV for Oct. 25 Event

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AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale offers lessons on avoiding scams and protecting against fraud and ID theft AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale — who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than four decades and is one of the world’s most respected authorities on identity theft — will offer his expert knowledge to the general public at an October 25 event in Charleston, W.Va. Abagnale, who was portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio in …

Capital High School’s Sophie Morgado Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Cougars’ student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Sophie Morgado of Capital High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 16. A senior, Sophie is a 4.3 g.p.a. AP Honors student and a member of the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Alex and Julie Morgado of Charleston. Sophie serves as the Student Body President at Capital High School, and is also actively involved in Student Council, Key Club, and Prom Committee. In …