— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Patriots’ two-sport student-athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Kyle Saunders of Independence High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 9. A junior, Kyle is a 4.0 g.p.a. student. He is the president of his junior class, and his school activities include Student Council, Beta Club, Yearbook Staff, Prom Committee and Inspire West Virginia. He is the son of Dave and Lisa Saunders of Beckley. Kyle is the number two seeded …