Students of month named

These Beverly-Center students were named ‘Student of the Month’ for April:

Kindergarten – Zoey Combs and Caiden McCurdy; First Grade – Deakin Offenberger and Julia Silvus; Second Grade – Bonnie Price, Wyatt Shuster, and Keegan Strode; Third Grade – Trinidy Kelby and Alexx Schilling; Fourth Grade – Maeson Long and Jacob Tice; Fifth grade – Jaymison Baker and Brandon Roe; Sixth Grade – Ian Valentine. Students named Student of the Month showed their Character, Attitude, Determination, Effort, Team work, Pride, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Encouragement – their Cadet Pride! Congratulations to this month’s winners.



The Beverly P.T.O. is planning a Spring Fling Bingo for next Sunday, May 18.

The fundraiser will support a much-needed sound system for the Beverly-Center gymnasium. For more information about the event, contact any member of the P.T.O. or Beverly-Center at 740-984-2371.



Beverly-Center’s annual Family Literacy Night was held Thursday, May 8. A “Camp Out with a Good Book’ event for all Beverly-Center students and their families, the evening started with a camp fire-style dinner complete with s’mores. Tables and demonstrations were available and several outdoor raffle items and door prizes were available throughout the evening including fishing poles, camp chairs, and sleeping bags.

Display tables included: Washington County library summer reading program information with a free bookmark; A Reading is Fundamental book give away by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary; Boy Scouts presenting fire safety; Girl Scouts presenting first aid and camping safety; Travel the United States summer scavenger hunt and travel journal; Summer reading games and suggested summer reading lists; math games played using a deck of cards; Beverly pool with water safety tips; Washington County Extension Office presenting healthy summer snack and meal ideas; and grade level highlights to help prepare for a successful ‘next’ school year; The evening was made possible through generous support from the Beverly-Center P.T.O., Reading is Fundamental, and numerous local businesses including AEP Ohio; Beverly Lion’s Club; Bob Crum Insurance; Corner Store; Dietz, Futrell, and Walters Insurance; Globe Metallurgical Inc.; McCurdy Funeral Home; Sherlock Oil Co., Inc; and Sons of the American Legion Post 389.


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