— Tigers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor George Triplett of Elkins High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19. A senior, Triplett is a 4.47 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He serves as Elkins High Student Body President, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He has participated in the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State program. George is the son of …

— Huskies’ student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Trey Toland of North Marion High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 5. A senior, Toland is a 4.2 g.p.a. AP honors student. He is Student Body President, a National Honor Society member, a Promise Scholarship qualifier, and his activities include Senior Leadership Club, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership program, Military Club, Student Newspaper and the school’s Broadcasting program. He has …

— Mountaineers’ cheerleader, student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Marisa Watson of Liberty (Harrison) High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 29. A senior, Watson is a 4.0 g.p.a. AP honors student. She is a member of National Honor Society, a Promise Scholarship qualifier, and her activities include DECA and Pep Club. She participated in the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State program. Marisa is the daughter of …

— Mavericks’ two-sport standout athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Grant Mohler of James Monroe High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 22. A senior, Mohler is a 4.0 g.p.a. honors student. He is a member of National Honor Society, serving as the school’s chapter President, and is a Promise Scholarship qualifier. His activities include Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Youth Leadership Association. He is the son of Rod …

— Beavers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Turner Jones of Bluefield High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 15. A senior, Turner is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP student. He is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Senior Leadership Team and has participated in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program. His activities include Key Club, Debate Club, Academic Bowl, Science Club and Band. He …

— Crusaderette two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Mikayla Alkire of Parkersburg Catholic High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 8. A senior, Mikayla is a 4.0 g.p.a. student. She is a member of National Honor Society and Student Council, and has participated in the Governor’s Honors Academy, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program, and ‘I Believe’ Youth Leadership Program. She is the daughter of Stephen and Renee …

— Patriots’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Allison Holmstrand of Wheeling Park High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 1. A senior, Allison is a 4.8 g.p.a. AP Honors student. She is a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, Drug Free Clubs of America and the Wheeling Park Orchestra. Allison has participated in the Governor’s Honors Academy, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program, Math Field Day, …

— Bulldogs’ standout student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Trey Henry of Martinsburg High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 24. A senior, Trey is a 3.0 g.p.a. Honor Roll student. He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Eastern Panhandle Young Life program. Trey is the son of Brandy Forsyth of Martinsburg. A team captain for Coach Dave Walker’s defending Class AAA WVSSAC State …

— Red Riders’ two sport standout earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Mason Rice of Weir High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 17. A senior, Mason is a 4.0 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a member of National Honor Society and a 2017 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Conference Academic Team honoree. Mason is the son of Tommy and Barbara Rice of Weirton. A team captain for Coach Tony …

— “Quick Action” Community Projects in Hinton & the Greater Kanawha Valley make communities more livable AARP West Virginia has announced two state winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. Nationally, 89 recipients of AARP Community Challenge grants received $780,000 to support projects that make communities livable for people of all ages. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be …