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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Mary Jane Henderson (1972)  4/25
•   Mary Black (1880)  4/25
•   Robert Moses Arnold (1966)  4/22
•   Phyllis Smay (Wright) (1962)  4/21
•   Ronald Gene Pearson (1960)  4/21
•   Erin Yerkovich (Hager) (1995)  4/21
•   Ronn Cain (1960)  3/20
•   Eleanor Garrett (Pagan) (1957)  3/19
•   Rose Marie Creasy (McMills) (1962)  3/14
•   Adrin Raikes (Fisher)  3/13
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Erin Yerkovich (Hager) (1995)  4/25
•   Lawrence Haymond Lemasters (1956)  4/26
•   Loxley O. Shingleton (1965)  4/27
•   James Mace (1988)  4/28
•   Candy Vincent (Marcum) (1992)  4/28
•   Mary Jane Henderson (1972)  4/29
•   Barbara Anne Snider Samples (1954)  4/29
•   April Spatafore (Lemley) (1994)  4/29
•   Barbie Schwartz (Pill) (1980)  4/30
•   Harold Ash (1948)  5/1
•   Janie Cox (Cooper) (1981)  5/1
•   Mark H. Delligatti (1980)  5/1
•   Diana Johnson (Munza)  5/1
•   June Marie McIsaac (McIsaac) (1969)  5/1
•   Michelle Radcliff (1986)  5/1
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WHERE WE LIVE


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4 live in Alabama
15 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
17 live in California
6 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
3 live in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
84 live in Florida
19 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
14 live in Illinois
8 live in Indiana
3 live in Kansas
12 live in Kentucky
3 live in Louisiana
2 live in Maine
47 live in Maryland
6 live in Massachusetts
6 live in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
4 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
6 live in New Jersey
3 live in New Mexico
9 live in New York
57 live in North Carolina
62 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
54 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
40 live in South Carolina
16 live in Tennessee
22 live in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
77 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
437 live in West Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
1 lives in Finland
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Switzerland
1 lives in United Kingdom
11,661 location unknown
805 are deceased

Rewind for 4/25/15

Rewind

 

 

Welcome Polar Bears to a website commemorating 84 years of exemplary education at the Loop Park campus on Oakwood Road in Fairmont WV.  Free membership.  Join today.

CELEBRATE LIFE, LOVE, and HOPE! 

1.  The address of FSHS Foundation  P.O. Box 91, Fairmont, WV 26555-0091

2.  Seats in the auditorium remain available for sponsorship for $200.00.  A plate with three lines of information will commemorate the donation.

To see highlights of the Polar Bear wins over Mingo and Bridgeport on the way to a state championship final click on the two wvmetronews links below.

Scholarship application can be downloaded and printed by clicking on Foundation in the banner to the left.  Contact cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com with questions.  DEADLINE is April 15, 2015

Program of Dedication - 1929  Click on Mission/History

Create a profile to receive free monthly newsletter:  Follow directions below to create a profile.  Graduates must verify interest in receiving newsletter email by registering.  Please tell classmates and spread the word.  

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Your registration will satisfy the classcreator requirements and you will receive the free monthly newsletter.  It will also assist classes with planning reunions without expense of mailings.

Don't forget you can log back into your account any time by using the gray login box in the upper right corner of our site's home page at http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961

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.  

REMEMBER WHEN:

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?

Archival donations

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.

Visit the school website for calendar, forms, and announcements:  

http://www.fairmontsenior.com

See the new brochure under announcements below to assist with school projects supported by FSHS Foundation, interested alums, and the community.
 

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

NAMED
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
 

GENERAL
Emmalee Faulkner
Austin Norman
Ryan Rosier
Madison Stevenski
Hope Vasicek

Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship

Hope Baublitz

Mandy Cross

Karengton Swann

Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Officers and Board Members

Ginny Davidson, President
Jeff Carpenter, Vice President
Edward Cheslock, Treasurer
Darlene Boyles, Secretary
Matt Delligatti
Gina Ezelle
Tyson Furgason, Principal
Tom Kliethermes
Suellen Lemley
Eddie Parker
Penny Roberts
Vera Sansalone
Rodney Stewart
Leah Welty

 

 

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.

 
 RENOVATION SLIDESHOWS:  CLICK ON FOUNDATION Above in left banner

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  

   
     Fairmont Senior High School
Fairmont, West Virginia

1867 - 2013

          

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS       The Ides of March, 2015   

If you do not want to receive the news just respond with Unsubscribe in the Subject Line along with your class year.  Feel free to share with anyone who would like to read this information.  They are invited to register with me and I can send it directly to them.  This document is a personal creation and is not an official statement by FSHS.  Although I make every effort to verify the facts, mistakes can be made.  Please advise me of any errors. I would like the chance to make any corrections.  I do not want any misinformation circulating.  I’ll correct them in the next newsletter. If you forward this or any other newsletter to other individuals, please credit the source and send or print the newsletter intact. To see pictures and other special features visit http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961/class_index.cfm
   Be sure to put my address cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com in safe email list in address book along with postmaster@classcreator.net so newsletters and emails go through to inbox.  If you don't designate it as safe it will likely go to junk mail.

Fairmont Senior High School Foundation:

The address of FSHS Foundation   P.O. Box 91, Fairmont WV  26555

Scholarship Application is available with the counselors.  The deadline is April 15.

Tickets are available for the Elimination Dinner on April 11 to be held at the Knights of Columbus.  Cost of ticket is $50.00.  All proceeds from the dinner support student scholarships and teacher mini-grants.  Please respond to me at cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com to order tickets.  You do not have to be present to win.

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 a Saturday night 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.

https://vimeo.com/7386152

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.

https://vimeo.com/42362090

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 on Tuesday, 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 9:00.

Regional Champions

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 showed 3:15 left 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 title next Wednesday while 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

http://wvmetronews.com/2015/03/11/high-school-girls-basketball-state-tournament-schedule/

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 to Saturday's 2 p.m. state 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. 

Swimmers

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
BYMATTWELCH TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

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. 

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow him on Twitter@MattWelch_TWV. 

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.

Baseball

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

TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN
FAIRMONT — Marion County sent 24 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament after Saturday’s 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.  

MARCH 2015 TV19 SCHEDULE: All programs can be viewed on web at http://gfcc.peg. Program descriptions can be read about on web at http://tv19fairmont.blogspot.com

      Time                    Program                                     Taped              Length

  7:00             PIERPONT PRIDE CELEBRATION   01/23/15   1:30:47           

  8:30              WOUNDED WARRIOR PLUNGE     01/24/15      23:48

  8:54              2014 UNITED WAY REPORT        01/27/15      31:36

  9:26              2 ads @ 1:20 each                          01/25/15        2:40

  9:30              TURNER MAKEOVER: 7 YRS.       02/01/15      24:25

  9:54              EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER     11/30/07   2:05:21

12:00             COUNTY COMMISSION                01/21/15      38:31

12:38             COUNTY COMMISSION                01/28/15      15:25

12:53             FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL           01/27/15      50:47

  1:44              DEPUTY RALPH WRIGHT              01/25/15      58:23

  2:43              COUNTY COMMISSION                02/04/15      22:47

  3:05              FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL           02/11/15      31:05

  3:36              CONSUMER 196:                            01/12/15      19:17

  4:00              GFFC MEETING WITH FRMC        01/22/15      11:31

  4:11              MOODY, SHANER, & WILSON    10/24/14      10:39

  4:22              ROTARY: ED HAWKINS                 10/27/15      30:09

  4:52              STATE OFFICE TOUR                      01/30/15      27:09

  5:19              EXcelerator                                      02/06/15      23:30

  5:42              COUNTY COMMISSION                02/11/15      33:24

  6:16              Samantha Crookshanks                02/11/15      06:04

  6:22              3 Ads  & 1 TV19 Ad                        02/15/15      04:00

Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook

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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.

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:
 

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. 

 

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE SENT TO:
Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Ed Cheslock, treasurer
PO Box 91
Fairmont WV  26555-0091
 
 
 

 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mountain Rescue is OUT!

Hi all! I am excited to tell you that the third book in my Mountain Girl trilogy is on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. These middle grade books are popular for their nostalgia and adventure. They tell the story of a girl coming of age on a farm in West Virginia and her efforts to help an uncle with Aspergers relate to the community and have a "normal" life. Miss Brown would be proud!

Class of 1995 Reunion
Save the Dates:
Friday, September 18, 2015- Tailgate at the Polar Bear football game
Saturday, September 19, 2015- late morning tour of the renovated FSHS and evening dinner at Fairmont State University Falcon Center
More information coming soon!!!!
And, if you haven't done so already, please join our Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1995 Facebook page for the most updated information or contact Erin Hager at elhager25@gmail.com.
Fairmont does not claim to have nationalized or popularized Father's Day. Spokane Washington under Mrs. Sondra Dodd did. Fairmont is historically the site where the first Fathers Day Service was held on July 5, 1908, nearly two years before any other account.  See the story board by D.D. Meighen on the school website or on Facebook.
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Class of 1931

The Class of 1931 included 119 graduates – 64 women, and 55 men.  These graduates faced a challenging world, to be sure.  During their lifetimes, the “war to end all wars” had been fought in Europe – some lost fathers, uncles, grandfathers in service to their country.  All too soon, these alumni would also be asked to serve.

As their junior year began, the Class of ’31 witnessed the stock market crash.  Economic anxieties that would be known as the Great Depression had begun to take a toll.  The country was rocked by bank failures, rising unemployment and loss of confidence in President Hoover.

Given these troubles, motion pictures were popular diversions.  Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and Bela Lugosi, as Dracula, entertained movie audiences that spring.  Babe Ruth dominated the sports pages.  The Star Spangled Banner became the country’s official National Anthem.  Just before their Commencement, the Empire State Building was completed.  

The lives of several 1931 alumni were cut tragically short.  John Brandt died of illness in June, 1931; Hascall Thompson was killed in a car crash in November, 1932.  Kenneth Connor died in May, 1933.  Childbirth and the war took several classmates during the next decade; but most members of the Class of 1931 went on to pursue education, careers, homes and family.
 
These alumni served as coal miners, glass workers, bookkeepers and sales clerks.  Quite a few class members continued their education – primarily at Fairmont State Teachers’ College and West Virginia University.  They became accountants, engineers and teachers.  George Randall joined the WV State Police.  Mason Reger managed apple orchards, applying his graduate degree in horticulture.  And the Class of 1931 boasts at least three physicians:  Honor S. Forte, Seigle W. Parks and Bliss K. Shafer.

At least 85 members of the Class (72%) became married.  The records show that in two cases, both the husband and wife were members of the Class of 1931.  Jack Fear and Lucile Rice wed in 1936, in Fairmont; Floyd Patton and Sarah (Sally) Prickett also married.

At least 17 members of the Class of 1931 engaged in military service, responding to the call for enlistment during World War II.  The service of First Lieutenant John Comuntzis ended in tragedy in the South Pacific; he was among prisoners killed by the Japanese upon the sinking of the Shinyo Maru in September, 1944.  James Romano earned a Bronze Star for his service, and rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserve.  William Higinbotham retired as a Lieutenant Colonel at the end of his military career, and is interred at Arlington Cemetery.  

Many 1931 graduates continued to live in Fairmont and other parts of West Virginia.  Half a dozen each made their way to Florida, to Texas, to Virginia.  A few relocated across the country:  to the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, the Midwest – even to the West Coast.

In spite of the challenging circumstances that the Class of 1931 encountered as they graduated from FSHS – or perhaps, because of them – these alumni forged productive, engaging lives.  You can read more about their stories through the Class Profile page on this site.  Some alumni have been more difficult to track.  We welcome your insights!  If you have information to share about any alumnus of the Class of 1931, please contact Carol Amos at cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

Researched and written by Anne Bomar

I have now published the book, "life in small bites - moments in time," and it can be found on Amazon.com in both soft cover and Kindle edition.

To find the e-book edition, you need to look search under the 'Kindle' tab on Amazon. This book is a collection of 50 or so entries that I thought provided life lessons...at least for me.

 


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A National Blue Ribbon School

 A West Virginia Exemplary School

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2011-2012

2012-2013

A West Virginia School of Excellence

A Benedum Professional Development School

A 2007-2010 HSTW Pacesetter School

A 2008-2009 SWPBS "Exemplar" School

US News and World Report has ranked Fairmont Senior High School as the # 3 high school out of 128 high schools in the state. See article at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia

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Fairmont Senior High School invites the community to visit the school on Monday, April 22, 2013 for an open house from 5-7.

 

Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

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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Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.

- See more at: http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS#sthash.UdqVUy57.dpuf

 

US News and World Report has ranked Fairmont Senior High School as the # 3 high school out of 128 high schools in the state. See article at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia

FSHS awarded a Silver ranking by USNews http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia/districts/marion-county-schools/fairmont-senior-high-school-21382

 

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Amanda Oakes Shabatura--Polar Bear II from Pittsburgh Zoo

 

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Fairmont Senior High School Fight Song

 

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Amanda Oakes Shabatura shot video at Pittsburgh Zoo

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FSHS Class of 1963
West Fairmont Class of 1965
Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 1967
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1969
Fairmont Senior High School Class of '75
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1976
Fairmont Senior Class of 1978
FSHS Class of 1980
Fairmont Senior High Class of 1989
Fairmont Senior High School (WV) Class of 1990
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1991
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1992
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1993
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 2000
Fairmont Senior High School Class of 2001
Polar Bear Wrestling Alumni
FSHS Choral Members REunite
Fairmont Senior High School Keywanettes
Fairmont Field Club – In memory of

 

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