Success rewarded

Several students at Beverly-Center Elementary School were rewarded for a year’s worth of academic success at the school’s year-end assembly.

Being recognized for achieving straight As or Es the entire 2013-2014 school year and receiving a Fort Frye T-shirt were: First Grade – Katie Coleman, Camryn Huck, Maddox Huck, Gianna Kasun, Janessa Ross, Hayley Shaffer, Julia Silvus, Laine Spindler, and Cadence Waller; Second Grade – Brandon Dye and Phinn Spindler; Third grade – Sydnee Duskey, Zaiden Huck, Caleb McCurdy, Kelson McCurdy, Neva McKown, and Alexx Schilling; Fourth Grade – Carlee Nelson and Bella Schilling; Fifth Grade – Lexie Huck and Lydia Klinger; Sixth Grade – Lindsay Heiss and Brady Schilling.

Wrist bands were awarded to students earning more As than Bs all year. Honored students were: First Grade – Kyndal Buchanan, Avah Day, Emmie Duskey, Coen Fouss, Jordan Lee, Alex Long, Ryelyn McKinney, Layton Stewart, and Matti Ward; Second Grade – Konnor Bell, Graham Baker, Malyn Beardsley, Connor Campbell, Sawyer Curry, Emmitt Duskey, Joel Duskey, Wyatt Fulton, Teya Ragalyi, Alaina Snodgrass, Ross Schultheis, Keegan Strode, and Madison Wright; Third Grade – Stone Dixon, Ethan Duskey, Wade Paterson, Cassidy Starkey, and Nate Silvus; Furth Grade – Megan Bohl, Casey Brooker, Katie Horner, Garrett Lipot. Alayna Kern, Katie Muir, Hannah Offenberger, McShayne Riley, Lilli Schilling, Catie Sleek, Jacob Tice, Cameron Tennant, and Ethyn Zimmer; Fifth grade – Chloe Bidwell, Cade Campbell, Sophia Curry, Jonathon Garvin, Jayden Greenleaf, Cassie Heiss, Morgan Lawrence, Caeley Mincks, Bryce Schilling, and Skylar Skinner; Sixth Grade – Payton Brooker, CJ Crim, Caden Fryman, Ethan Webb, and Maddie Webb.

The final honors went to students achieving more Bs than As and honor roll status during the 2013-2014 school year. Honored were: Second Grade – Nathan Powell; Fourth Grade – Astin Clark and Maddie Kemp; Fifth Grade – Alexis Antill; and Sixth Grade Tyler Fisher and Mattie Newsom.



Summer is ‘heating up’ and so are the summer reading programs at the Beverly Public Library. This week features Family Night on Monday at 6 p.m. with food, crafts, games, stories, and movies. Elementary Kids Night, for children in grades 1-5, features Physical Exercises on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday continues the popular Read-To-Me Story Time for pre-readers ages 2-6 at 11 a.m. This week’s topic is “Whirly Twirly.” As a reminder, children attending the Read-To-Me Story Time must be accompanied by an adult that will remain with the child throughout the story time. Elementary children in grades 1-5 are encouraged to come back on Thursday for “Pop! Pop! Pop!” at 1 p.m. Teens are invited to “Spill Your Guts” on Friday at 1 p.m.

Any teens grade 6-12 are invited to stop at the library for this program. Adult readers are reminded to keep reading to total 20 hours and reminded of the upcoming Saturday Book/Movie Club. Get ready for “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” on July 29 beginning at noon.

Next week is the last week of special summer programs at the library. All reading sheets and records must be completed and turned in by July 19 to be eligible for the pool party scheduled for July 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Contact the library at 984-4060 for more information about any of these programs.


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