Students of month are announced

Beverly-Center Elementary names these students “Student of the Month” for April: Kindergarten – Tavian Berry, Kyla Duskey, Janessa Ross, Baylee Wright; First Grade – Connor Campbell and Joel Duskey; Second Grade – Sydnee Duskey; Third Grade – Astin Clark and Maaddy Kemp; Fourth Grade – Eleri Webb; Fifth Grade – Gill Baker and Bishop Nunn; Sixth Grade – Samantha Ramage and Alyssa Sergent.

The students were honored with a pizza party and pictures courtesy of B & W Pharmacy and Domino’s Pizza for showing their ‘Cadet Pride’ characteristics of character, attitude, determination, effort, team work, pride respect, integrity, dependable, and encourage.

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Wagner’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center has several exercise class options available. Currently being offered are: Zumba fitness classes; Turbo Kick – kick, punch, dance, and sweat; and Martial Arts Classes.

Martial Arts classes are available for kids ages 5 – 11 and include Kids Kajukenpo and Adult Classes for ages 12 and up. Classes include Modern Kajukenpo/FCS Kali, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Hwa Rang Hapkido, and features a tournament team.

For more information about any of these classes, contact Wagner’s, located at 308 5th Street in Beverly, at 740-984-1300.

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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may ot be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths until the day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival while June seeks to avenge her brother’s death. The two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together in a shocking turn of events and the sinister lengths their country will go to to keep its secrets.

Pick up this month’s title “Legend” by Marie Lu and join the book discussion May 18 at noon at the Beverly Public Library. Lunch will be served. For more information about the book discussion, contact the library at 984-4060.

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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.