FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.
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2. Seats in the auditorium remain available for sponsorship for $200.00. A plate with three lines of information will commemorate the donation.
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Diane Parker was kind, loving, thoughtful, funny (intentionally & unintentionally), gracious, smart & strong. She will be missed but has left a wonderful legacy in her children & grandchildren! Rest in peace, Gammy. Video created by Jill Carpenter Zundell.
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Diane's book, Daddy's Ledger, is reviwed below and remains available for sale.
Diane Hutchinson Parker, a novice published writer, has maintained her father's mine ledger filled with newspaper articles, (many from The Fairmont Times and The West Virginian as well as state and national publications), family photos, and journals. The 20" x 15" ledger provides a history of a family's entrepreneurship and the impact on an industry as revealed through meticulous documentation and a daughter's devotion to preserve the family history. The explosive growth of the coal boom is lead by "Coal Baron" extraordinaire and family patriarch C. E. Hutchinson.
Mesmerized by the massive book when she first revealed the contents of the ledger, I remain fascinated by the intertwining of the family and the city of Fairmont--inextricably bonded through the economy and community philanthropy. She writes her recollections as a collection of stories that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes shocking, but always providing insight to one of the premier families of Fairmont.
With the birth of Diane and her early years at the castle, the readers experience a glimpse of the golden era at Sonnencroft, an icon of the city on Morgantown Avenue in the Palatine district of the Friendly City designed. Built to replicate Inverness Castle in Scotland, the beautiful structure and gorgeous gardens, lost during the Great Depression, was razed in the 1960s with property donated to the Marion County Board of Education.
Through legend and lore, Mrs. Parker recounts the family traditions and experiences of Clyde E. and Mary Lyda Hutchinson, Papa and Mammam to the family.
Diane's engrossing stories captivate me; I am convinced they will do the same for her readers.
Purchase the book at http://www.dianehutchinsonparker.com
WFHS-TV of Fairmont Senior High School continues a partnership with the Times West Virginian since 1999.
Do you recognize the students in this picture? Gary Delligatti posted it on Facebook and informs me that "From my perspective one of two people took this shot. One was my father , Raymond Delligatti some time in the mid to late 40's, the other was my aunt, Mildred "Pucky" Delligatti who graduated in late 50's."
Photo credit to Aaron Naternicola: December 11, 2014 before home wrestling match
1958-59 -- Mrs. Virginia Mullens -- 4th grade -- Barnes School Sent to me by Susie Lavenchek Hawkins. How many classmates can you identify?
Harriet Bachman White shared this picture on Facebook of Jayenne 6th Grade. (teacher Mrs. Meyer, wife of Mayor Meyer). Recognize anyone? Jimmy Farrell, Paige Neely, Bill Martin, Dick McWhorter, Nancy Spanabel, Carol Olsen, Bob Judy, Barbara Heater, David Joe, Judy Price, Lenny Oliveto, Jimmy Harki, Ray Sloan, Hank Wilt, Janis Bock, Becky Langford and me.
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Pictured above are members of Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1954 at their 60-year reunion. It was held at the Fairmont Elks Lodge. FRONT (from left) — Virginia Riggi, Lucy Ann Dickerson, Norma Pflock, Duane Carder, Ruth Perkins, Carolyn Romino, Patty Hawkins, Patty Day, Carol Conley, Patty Burke and Rex Hamilton. SECOND ROW — Laura Lobuts, Velva Anderson, Billie Flynn, Ann Lucas, Barbara Snider, Charlie Hirt, Patty West, Nancy Aultman, Thomasena Woodyard, Caleb Tarleton, Eddie Patterson, Kitty Lehman, Ted Craft and Betty Jo Price. BACK ROW — George Taylor, Antoinette Mezzanotte, Joe Jenkins, John Hess, Philomena Colasessano, Jim Weihe, John Orlando, Ken Alkire, Ed Davis, Charlie Russell, Tom Stanberry, Jay Early, Larry Amos, Fred DeChristopher, John Hibbs and David Maselli.
Front row L-R
Karen Lennon, Eleanor Morgan, Marcie Cheslock, Janet Johnson, Peggy Corley, Sally Matthews, Joni Mazurek, Cecilia Raspa, Linda Alvaro, Terry Corwin, Nancy Edwards, Camille Alberico, Patty Bonasso
Middle row L-R
Donnie Metz, Joy Stewart, Elizabeth Deriggi, Mary Jane Curry, Melody Carpenter, Miriam Cimino, Patty Van Gilder, Debbie Adams, Pam Gaston, Patty Linn, Andrea Salvatore, Lettie Ezelle, Barbara Pasquale, Randy Carpenter, Mark Calabrase, Mike Resetar, Bob Elliott
Back row L-R
Frank Stingo, Steve Yerkovich, George Drennen, Richard O'Conner, Marty Utt, Bob Swiger, Rick Wade, Bill Mallamo. Mark Ornowski, Tom Cole, Jimmy Blankenship, Greg Lee, Steve Freeland, Eddie Snider, Cecil Corley, Tom Heck, Mike Lawson, Mark Mallamo, Pete Monell, Herbie Amato, Mike Devericks, Neal Hamilton, Bob Shingleton, John Paknik, Doug Laughlin, Marty VanGilder, Steve Murphy
Class of 1974
First row: Rick Suplita, Shirley Carder Boggess, Blaine "Ike" Robinson, Anthony Monell, Rick Spragg, Janet Marines Hass, Carol Olsen Clelland, Carl Crandall, Amanda Oakes Shabatura, Bob Rosier, Bonnie Zimmerman Lancaster, Phyllis Monell Branham, Wendy Watkins Betts, Judy DeFilippo Preston, Becky Langford Cross, Karen Costello McDougal, Frances Parrack Loar, David Conant, Kay Springer Mullenax, Michelle Cousins Moore, Jed Smith, Rodney McGinnis, and Bill Martin.
Second row: Bill Jones, Dianne Webner Wolfe, Sharon Christenburg Tucker.
Third row: David Manley, Ed Stalnaker, Carol Spencer Williams, and Linda Cox Gowers.
Fourth row: David Judy, Larry Ash, Linda Satterfield Arbuckle, Marie Whitehair Vandergrift, Sharon Lane Burrows.
Fifth row: Steve Soles, Edgar Jaynes, Diane Gracy Vester, Janet Lowther Conant, and Larry Rexrode.
Sixth row: Dan Tonkery, Blake Boggess, Bill Goodwin, Dave Clark.
Seventh row: Bill Haney, Laura Lee Harry Harki, Gary Gallucci, Paula Inghram Harr, and Andrea Reed Keener.
Back row: Randy Spragg, Rick Amos, Rick Harter, Jim Harki, Nancy Higinbotham Kincell, Carolyn Tinder Dennison Judy Criss Davisson , Bill Renner, Jim Varner, Inda Carr, George Michael, Harriet Bachman White, Tom Springer, Frank D'Amico, H. Scott Close.
Congratulations to the 2014 Foundation Scholars
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship-- Logan Spicer
Anthony Pizatella Scholarship--Sydney Woody
Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship Jared Bartrug
South Fairmont Rotary Scholarship--Ryder Skarzinski
Davidson Family Scholarship--Tori Snyder
Brogan Raddish Memorial Scholarship--Adrianna Constable
Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Officers and Board Members
Interior of Fairmont Junior High School 1963
Fairmont Senior High School
U.S. Department of Education names Fairmont Senior High School a High Performing
National Blue Ribbon School
2007-2010 High School That Work Pacesetter School
Benedum Professional Development School
FSU Professional Development School
West Virginia School of Excellence
PBST Exemplar School
West Virginia Exemplary School
2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012.
51367 Can you guess what it's counting?
Fairmont Senior High School cornerstone recently cleaned with restoration of front facade
WFHS TV NEWS thanks the Times West Virginian for the collaborative partnership since 1999.
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Seven schools in the county were named Schools of Excellence, which is the gold standard of educational achievement.
Those schools are Barrackville, East Dale, Fairview, Pleasant Valley and White Hall elementary schools; Fairview Middle School; and Fairmont Senior High School.
Fairmont Senior was also named as a National Blue Ribbon School. They were the only high school in the state to achieve the honor.
Seventy-one schools in the state were named Schools of Excellence, and seven of those were from Marion County.
Fairmont Senior has won the eighth consecutive Exemplary School status from the West Virginia Department of Education. http://wvde.state.wv.us/news/1790/ Visit the WV Department of Education for details about the prestigious prize.
WFHS TV NEWS thanks the Times West Virginian for the collaborative partnership since 1999.
Fairmont Senior High School, home of the Polar Bears
A National Blue Ribbon School as awarded by the U.S. Department of Education
An Exemplary School and School of Excellence
Tyson Furgason, principal
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FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS The Ides of March, 2015
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Gary Earp has added pictures of many class of 1963 reunions. Visit the website and check out Gary’s photo gallery.
Rose Creasy McMills
author of the Mountain Girl trilogy
- Mountain Girl
- Mountain Miracle
- Mountain Rescue
- The third book in a middle-grade trilogy is on Barnes and Noble and Amazon, both in print and ebook formats. Mountain Rescue is an adventure set in the West Virginia hills (natch) and the young heroine, now 18, hikes into the mountains after her beloved uncle, who has Asperger's and has mysteriously fled.
1986: This is our official 30 Year Reunion website! FSHS Class of '86
Hello! This is the official FaceBook page of the Fairmont Senior High School CLASS OF 1986. We are starting the initial stages of planning our 30th year reunion and are looking at dates in EARLY August, 2016. Please let us know if there is a specific date that does not work for you. We will have a Friday night social and anight formal get-together, as in the past. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
Adrian Raikes Fisher announces a project and National Honor Society activities at FSHS for this month. Nuru International is a humanitarian organization with the goal of ending extreme poverty--that's life on less that $1/day. Obviously this kind of poverty doesn't happen in the US with all of our social safety nets (from SNAP benefits to local churches to the Salvation Army), so the group has been concentrated in sub-saharan Africa. Nuru was started by Jake Harriman, a "local" guy who's from Preston County and did his first couple years of college at WVU. Here's a link to his story.
This year we will be doing three things: cupcake sales ($1 each), a hat day ($1), and a "bucket walk" ($15). We hope to raise at least $500 for the organization.
We got involved with Nuru about 4 years ago after I invited an old friend, Billy Williams (of Parkersburg), to speak to my classes about poverty and how we can help. My students that year launched a Nuru Week of fundraising. Nothing like this had ever been done before, so Nuru sent a videographer (the same one who did the "Jake's Story" video) to record the week. Billy believes that our initiative has been directly responsible for many thousands of dollars in subsequent donations. Here's the link to our video.
NHS sponsored a Pumpkin Drop competition in the fall and donated $250 cash to Nuru and accrued about $250 in additional online donations. Several area teams competed by dropping pumpkins from the 3rd floor. The goal was to hit the center of a target with an intact pumpkin. We had a lot of fun!
I would love for our alumni to be aware of this fantastic cause. Nuru International has received many accolades for its work, and now that it has attained proof of concept, is planning to share its method freely so it can be replicated throughout the developing world. It's easy to make an online donation, or alumni can send checks made out to FSHS to the school. I will not be compiling the donations to send in until the middle of April.
IN THE LOOP
FAIRMONT — After suffering its first loss, No. 2 Fairmont Senior bounced back with a 63-48 victory over No. 3 Bridgeport on Thursday.
After breaking a 14-14 tie in the first quarter, Fairmont Senior never trailed the rest of the way and handed Bridgeport its first loss of the season.
Mike Holloway led all scorers with 18 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Nick Greely led Bridgeport with 16 points.
The Polar Bear boys are seeded third heading into the AA State Tournament and will play Mingo Central Thursday morning, March 19 at 9:30. Seedings were announced this morning. Bridgeport is second and will play Bluefield. RCB is fifth and will play Westside Thursday night at.
FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior used a strong first quarter to overpower visiting North Marion and rolled to a 78-52 win to claim the Region I Section I championship Friday night.
The Lady Polar Bears outscored the Lady Huskies, 20-6, in the first eight minutes after FSHS forced 11 turnovers.
North's first bucket of the game didn't come until the clock showedleft in the opening quarter but that was after an 11-0 run from Fairmont Senior.
Emily Stoller led Fairmont Senior with 29 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the game. Megan Haller led North with 18 points.
West will host Ritchie County for the Region I titlewhile North Marion will travel to Ravenswood to play. The winner of those two games will advance to the state tournament.
Class AA No. 2 Fairmont Senior vs. No. 7 Bridgeport
By Matt Welch Times West Virginian
CHARLESTON — It took overtime, but Fairmont Senior pulled out a victory over Bridgeport Thursday in the first round of the WVSSAC Girls' Basketball Tournament.
Emily Stoller sealed the game at the foul line and powered FSHS to a 66-60 victory. Stoller led all scorers with 32 points.
At the end of regulation, Bridgeport freshman Kaitlyn Smith had a chance to win the game at the line but made just one of two free throws with 0.9 remaining to send the game into overtime.
The foul shots came just seconds after Emily Stoller gave Fairmont Senior a 53-52 lead with 5.2 ticks remaining.
With the win, Fairmont Senior advances to play Lincoln on Friday at 11:15 a.m.
State Finals for the Bears
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 12:07 pm
By Matt Welch Times West Virginian
CHARLESTON - Emily Stoller scored 16 first-quarter points and gave Fairmont Senior a 65-35 victory over Lincoln in the semifinal game of the WVSSAC Girls' State Basketball Tournament.
The win sends the Lady Polar Bears tostate championship for the first time in coach Corey Hines' five-year career.
FSHS picked up right where it left off on Thursday and came out of the gate hot.
After Erica Bowles drained a game-opening 3-pointer, Emily Stoller took the game into her own hands. The senior scored seven-straight points and 16 of Fairmont Senior's 22 points to take a 22-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there, it was all about defense and maintaining the lead.
FSHS boys’ team takes third at state swim meet
For a slideshow of photos from the state swim meet, log on to www.timeswv.com
MORGANTOWN— Fairmont Senior’s boys’ swim team came out of the pool at the West Virginia University Natatorium Friday with their heads held high, chlorine-soaked deep into each of their pores from a long two days of swimming.
What the Polar Bears walked away with was a third-place finish at the West Virginia state swim meet, scoring 136 total points behind George Washington’s 237 and Notre Dame’s 178 and ahead of Parkersburg South’s 124.
The Fairmont Senior boys battled stiff competition all day but had several swimmers entrenched into both the medal round and the consolation round of Friday’s action.
The Polar Bears’ best finish came in the form of a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, an event they were favored to win heading into the two-day event.
Fairmont Senior missed setting a school record by .17 second, finishing in 1:31.82 behind Parkersburg’s 1:31.01.
FSHS also took fourth in the 200 medley and fifth in the 400 freestyle relays.
Individually, senior Taylor Campbell and junior Ben Stewart notched top-five performances.
Campbell finished third in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, breaking his own school record in the 100 with a time of 47.67.
Stewart finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke, an event in which he’s dropped over eight seconds off his time from the beginning of the year.
Jeremy Sheppard finished seventh in the 50, Isaac Kinder finished seventh in the 100 and ninth in the 200, Ben Stewart finished eighth in the 50, Brandon Ralston finished eighth in the backstroke, Austin Joseph finished 11th in the 100, and Aydan Hansen finished 11th in the butterfly.
As a group, Fairmont Senior rallied together, most of the Polar Bear swimmers tallying personal bests in the waters of the state meet, a big confidence booster for those that will return next season.
Hours after the boys had exited the pool, the girls took to the waters. Fairmont Senior had a lone swimmer still competing on day two as freshman Kelsie Drennen swam her final two races of the season. She took 10th in both the 50yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. George Washington won the girls’ state championship as a team.
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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 3:50 am
Swimming Bll-Big 10
By Matt Welch Times WestVirginian
Six from FSHS selected to 1st team All-Big 10
FAIRMONT— If you were to take a look across the Big 10 conference at the swimming talent, you don’t have to look very far to find some of the best.
That’s evident when examining the first- and second-team selections made by the conference’s swim coaches.
Six from Fairmont Senior were named to the first team and three were named to the second team while Taylor Campbell took Swimmer of the Year and coach Dion Bright took Coach of the Year.
Of the 10 first-team honorees on the boys’ side, five came from Fairmont Senior. Campbell, Ben Stewart, Brandon Ralston, Isaac Kinder and Jeremy Sheppard were all named atop the conference’s best.
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 12:44 pm
By Matt Welch Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT — Two teams in Marion County will begin the 2015 baseball season ranked inside the Top 10 of the preseason Charleston Daily Mail prep baseball poll, as voted on by sportswriters from across the state.
Fairmont Senior begins the season ranked third in Class AA while East Fairmont begins the year at No. 8.
The Polar Bears are coming off of a trip to the state tournament, finishing 22-9, while East Fairmont fell to West in the sectional round and finished 15-10 last year.
Topping the Class AA poll is defending state champion Bridgeport, which received four first-place votes.
Rounding out Class AA is No. 2 Chapmanville, No. 4 Herbert Hoover, No. 5 PikeView, No. 6 Independene and No. 7 Sissonville. Wayne and Wyoming East tied for the final spot while Ravenswood, Petersburg, Liberty (Raleigh), Keyser, Ritchie County, Frankfort, Poca and River View all received votes.
Hurricane topped the Class AAA poll while Notre Dame topped Class A.
County wrestlers compete at regionals
Fairmont Senior also had seven semifinalists including Spencer Long, Brent Barber, Danny Booth, Caleb Masters, Kevin Brewer, Chris Carvillano and Khaleb Fazenbaker.
Along with the eight champions, 16 more placed inside the top four of a weight class to earn berths to Huntington. In all, all three schools will each have eight representatives at states. Fairmont Senior will send 106-pound Kevin Brewer after he finished in third, Khaleb Fazenbaker after his fourth place finish at 126, 138’s Danny Booth who finished fourth, Caleb Masters for another fourth place finish at 160, Jake Abbott at 182 for his third place and Chris Carvillano who finished second at 120. The Huskies finished second as a team in the regional, tallying 200 points, six less than champion Oak Glen. Fairmont Senior scored 161.5 points to finish third while East Fairmont came in fourth with 158 points.
County sends 24 wrestlers to states
FAIRMONT — Marion County sent 24 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament after conclusion of the Class A/AA regional tournament at Oak Glen High School.
The county saw eight individual champions representing all three schools.
Fairmont Senior’s Spencer Long won the 195-pound class and did so by defeating returning state runner-up in St. Mary’s Jeremy Pratt.
The Polar Bears also saw heavyweight Brent Barber top No. 1-ranked Noah Mills of Oak Glen. It was two monster victories for FSHS who prepared very hard for the event.
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Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook
FSHS Foundation, Inc. expresses appreciation to our Fairmont neighbors and supporters of Fairmont Senior High School. The FSHS Foundation, established in 1992, continues to provide opportunities for Polar Bears through scholarships, teacher grants, and major improvements such as the $350,000.00 restoration of the auditorium. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, here’s how you can help improve our school.
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer
PO Box 91
Fairmont WV 26555-0091
Executive Board members: Virginia Davidson, Ed Cheslock, Tom Kliethermes, Jeff Carpenter, Darlene Boyles, Principal Tyson Furgason, Eddie Parker, Vera Sansalone, Rodney Stewart, Penny Cousins Roberts, Gina Ezelle, Leah Welty, Matt Delligatti, and Suellen Lemley. Vera, Rodney, Darlene, and Eddie have profiles on Facebook.
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.
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