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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Robert Martin (Marty) Johnson (1971)  8/28
•   George Webner Ash (1945)  8/24
•   Ginger Nuzum (Jordan) (1974)  8/24
•   David L. (Dave) Offutt (1980)  8/24
•   Gregg Michael Pearson (1965)  8/24
•   Marybeth Garvin (Pollack) (1968)  8/24
•   David Lee Bolyard (1970)  8/24
•   Harold (Harry) Wright (1962)  8/23
•   Joni Nuzum (1972)  8/22
•   Rosemarie Saporito (Stevens) (1972)  8/22
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Cecelia Gallucci (Price) (1966)  8/29
•   Jennifer Millione (Munley) (1990)  8/29
•   Gary Edwin Wade (1965)  8/29
•   Denise Lambiotte (1977)  8/30
•   Richard Allen Sturm (1963)  8/30
•   John W. Webb (1957)  8/30
•   Devon Kelly (Harris) (1997)  8/31
•   Delores Popp (Doak) (1964)  8/31
•   Harole Ann Ridgely (Harper) (1961)  8/31
•   Larry Rieg (1996)  8/31
•   Judy Duncan (Shackelford) (1963)  9/1
•   Joni Nuzum (1972)  9/1
•   Thomas Tucker (1978)  9/1
•   Patricia Frankman (McCarty) (1974)  9/2
•   Fiona Cormack (2002)  9/4
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

4 live in Alabama
15 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
16 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
56 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
40 live in South Carolina
16 live in Tennessee
23 live in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
80 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
441 live in West Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Switzerland
1 lives in United Kingdom
11,632 location unknown
916 are deceased

Rewind for 8/29/15

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.

Carol Amos and Linda Morgan happily announce the launch of a Facebook page as they continue to research and write a book documenting the history of Fairmont Senior High School.  Join us, won't you?

Submit memories about FSHS, the quintessential school of excellence, which prepares students for the future while preserving the building and its rich history. 

Graduates, faculty, parents, and the community of Fairmont WV are part of the history of Fairmont Senior High School.  As Carol Ballah Amos and Linda Orr Morgan research and write a history of the school, we invite all those interested to share memories and/or pictures for consideration in the publication.

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School
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email: cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

We welcome and encourage your comments and ask contributors to maintain dignity and decorum appropriate to the mission of documenting the diverse history of an institution. LOM and cja will moderate comments using these guidelines:

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No profanity. No spam. No sexually explicit or discriminatory material. No personal attacks.

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Ask your friends to LIKE the page and join the discussion.

If you are not on Facebook and would like to submit a story or pictures, please send to cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

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

Class of 1966 will convene at the Fairmont Field Club on September 24, 2016 for their 50th class reunion.  Contact Cecilia Gallucci Price for more details or see updates here.

If you enjoyed dancing to Pee Wee and the Prophets at the Melody Manor or other dance clubs in the area, reminisce with this recording shared on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmfdfeTqdnM

West Fairmont High School Class of 1965 on Facebook lists updates by Joe Asterino for the reunion. Its time to nail down attendance, gang. If you are attending our 50th, please send either $40 f single or $75 a couple to Mark Trach at 101 Avondale Road, Fairmont, W. Va. 26554. Make check out to "WFHS CLASS OF 65". Update on school tour to start at 1:00 pm on August 29th. Cost includes both Friday and Saturday night.

Congratulations to the 2015 Foundation Scholars

NAMED
Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship-- Bethany Anne McPherson 
Anthony Pizatella Scholarship--Kayla Marie DeLorenzo 
Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship--Steven Matthew Riggleman
South Fairmont Rotary Scholarship--Michael Anthony Shaw
Davidson Family Scholarship--Dalton Alexander Okel
Brogan Raddish Memorial Scholarship--Holly Lynne Bogdanich

Ross and Dolores Maruka Scholarship--Sarah Marie Topardo

GENERAL
Baylee Alexis Abbott  

TingTing Chen

Sarah Emily Cox 

Francisco Misael Guerrero

Sean Michael Riggleman

Halie Kay Rooks

Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship

Landon Paul Owens

Madison Allyssa Schell

Program of Dedication - 1929  Click on Mission/History

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WFHS-TV of Fairmont Senior High School continues a partnership with the Times West Virginian since 1999.  

REMEMBER WHEN:

 

Photo credit to Aaron Naternicola:  December 11, 2014 before home wrestling match

 

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

55400  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

 

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS            

 

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Voices From Fairmont Senior High School

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email: cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

Carol Amos and Linda Morgan happily announce the launch of a Facebook page as they continue to research and write a book documenting the history of Fairmont Senior High School.  Join us, won't you?  Graduates, faculty, parents, and members of the community are part of the history of Fairmont Senior High School.  We invite all those interested to share memories and/or pictures for consideration in the publication.

All memories posted on Facebook page facebook.com/VoicesFromFairmontSeniorHighSchool or the website at http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961/class_index.cfm will be considered for the publication.

Submit memories about FSHS, the quintessential school of excellence, which prepares students for the future while preserving the building and its rich history.

We welcome and encourage your comments and ask contributors to maintain dignity and decorum appropriate to the mission of documenting the diverse history of an institution. LOM and cja will moderate comments using these guidelines:

Please keep comments relevant. Irrelevant, inappropriate, or offensive comments may be edited and/or deleted.

No profanity. No spam. No sexually explicit or discriminatory material. No personal attacks.

The responses remain public. All readers can enjoy reminiscing about the high school experience. If your comment is chosen for the publication, editing may be necessary. 

Ask your friends to LIKE the page and join the discussion.

If you are not on Facebook and would like to submit a story or pictures, please send to cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

REUNIONS

Class of 1965:  If you are attending our 50th, please send either $40 for single or $75 a couple to Mark Trach at 101 Avondale Road, Fairmont, W. Va. 26554. Make check out to "WFHS CLASS OF 65". Update on school tour to start at 1:00 pm on August 29th. Cost includes both Friday and Saturday night. We are getting a great response so please act now to allow us a better count in time to make it a special weekend for all of you! Please try to attend as it appears its going to be our biggest ever. David Radcliff is attending his first reunion ever.  Let’s do this!

Join the group on Facebook at West Fairmont High School Class of 1965.  Joe Asterino gave an update recently:   161 have paid. This is going to be our biggest and best reunion yet and want everyone accommodated for maximum fun fun fun.

Dora Grubb posted the following:  BOOK SIGNING

At the Marion County Museum

Saturday, August 29th

Noon to 2:30pm

life in small bites – moments in time…

Meet the author - Ted Dreisinger

Ted Dreisinger was born in Toronto, Canada and has lived the majority of his life in the United States. His father was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Fairmont, West Virginia for a number of years in the 1950s and 60s. Ted’s life in Fairmont began at Butcher Grade School. He attended Fairmont Senior High School where he was a three-sport athlete, and graduated from Fairmont State University. He went on to do graduate work in Wisconsin and completed a PhD at the University of Missouri in 1974.

He is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he was an air traffic controller. He taught exercise science at the university level, has published clinical papers professionally, and has spoken both in the U.S. and overseas for several years in the area of chronic back and neck pain. He has traveled extensively from which he draws many of his observations about life.

His personal interests are in the development and expression of philosophy and spiritual thought. He lives with his wife Molly in Tucson, Arizona.

Reviews

“Ted…has an amazing gift with words that allows him to express those human conditions in completely accessible language that will speak to anyone who reads this book.” B.R. Amazon Review

“After an hour of “life in small bites,’ savored on our porch among the Fall leaves…I am compelled to write yet again to tell you what a pleasure it is to have so many of our bites in together in one delicious mouthful…” J.S. Amherst Island, Ontario Canada – Amazon Review

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

Class of 1966 will convene at the Fairmont Field Club on September 24, 2016 for their 50th class reunion.  Contact Cecilia Gallucci Price for more details or see updates here.

Fairmont Senior High School will have school orientation and an open house at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Contact Tyson Furgason for information.

Maple Leaves needed:  I continue to request donations of yearbooks to complete the set maintained for research and reference for the FSHS Foundation.  We do not have and would appreciate copies of 1954, 1956, and 1959.

Board of Education offices:  A new school year brings new beginnings not only for students and teachers, but for the Marion County Board of Education as well.

The board has officially begun moving offices from the old central office on Gaston Avenue, into the newly renovated Fairmont Armory building.

According to Superintendent Gary Price, this new building has been a long time coming, admitting that their offices were far behind the times. Price also said the move started as soon as offices became available, and future office moves will be strategically time, to interfere with the start of the school year as little as possible.

"The fact that school is starting, will effect whether or not some people can move,” says Price. “Others, they're able to come in and not be affected by the fact that school is starting."

Price says while the building did cost just under $3 million to build, it was a project that needed done.

"The old facility was one of, if not the worst facilities for a Board of Education in the state. It just was not very usable, as far as being accessible to the public, or usable by the employees there."

A part of the new facility is a state-of-the-art gymnasium that will host multiple sports for Fairmont Senior High School. The gym has a brand new floor, additional offices above the court for the athletic director and other board members, and a new bleacher system.

The athletic department says the central offices joined with the gym will help the county and sports programs grow.

"My dad coached here. I almost grew up here, back in the 60s, the late 60s, early 70s,” says David Retton, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Fairmont Senior. “And, to see that place, where it was and to see what the superintendent, what our board of education, what our community did to get this facility like it is. It's just, you're very proud, you're very humbled, and you're very excited to be a part of a facility and what it can do for our community and our school."

"We've really tried to upgrade a lot of our athletic facilities here in Marion County, and trying to get us to where we need to be in being a first class program, as our programs deserve," says Frank Moore, Marion County Athletic Director.

Price says that parents can still use the same phone numbers and email addresses they've been using to contact anyone they may need, even while this move is happening.

Balloon Release Marks One Year Since Deviant Waites Passing

FAIRMONT -

"His spirit and his love that he gave for others and his compassion for other people, it just shows because we still have so much support," said Charles Elder, Devante Waites’s father.

August 14 is a tough day for Lakisha and Charles Elder.

Friday, August 14, marked one year since the passing of their son Devante Waites. He was fatally stabbed last year outside a Morgantown bar, and Devante's parents said his life was taken far too soon.

The Devante Waites Foundation will hold a balloon release at Palatine Park on August 14 at 6:00 p.m. It is in collaboration with Christian Love Ministries. Devante's parents said it will signify who he was and what he stood for as a person. He volunteered at this event last year, on the same day he passed away.

FOOTBALL

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=Sports&item=2015-Fairmont-Senior-Team-Preview-24998  (Includes interviews with Joseph Leon, J.L. Abbott & Peyton Ozie)

Seven wins and a playoff appearance capped a solid season for Fairmont Senior in 2014, especially with a relatively young roster. The season almost produced an incredible exclamation point in round one of the postseason. The Polar Bears traveled to Wayne and held the lead in the final minute. Yet the Pioneers prevailed 43-40.

 Disappointment of the final game aside, all the pieces appear to be in place for Fairmont Senior to contend for a championship this year. Experienced players lead all the position groups. West should own one of the area's elite aerial attacks. Senior wideout Nick Davisson averaged over 22 yards a catch last year. Junior quarterback Dominic Smith posted impressive numbers in his sophomore season, tossing eight touchdown passes.

 As a freshman, Bryson Gilbert burst on the scene as one of the top running backs in the Big 10. He is just a part of a group that has some depth. All-stater Joe Harold was lost to graduation but 

the line and linebacking cores will be solid with the likes of Jake Abbott, Dante and Darius Stills, Joseph Leon and Peyton Ozie. Despite all the talent that lines up on paper, J.L. Abbott wants to keep the small picture in focus for now, hoping the big picture will take care of itself.

Childers walks on to Air Force football team

BY SEAN MCNAMARA TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN 

FAIRMONT — Isaac Childers didn’t punt while he was a member of the Polar Bears football team last season at Fairmont Senior High School.

He hadn’t even picked up a football in nearly two months before Wednesday.

But that didn’t stop him from earning a spot on the football team at the Air Force Academy as punter after impressing coaches at tryouts on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Childers, who just completed six weeks of basic training, was the only punter at walk-on tryouts and despite, in his words, not performing well at the tryout, he still impressed coaches enough to be added to the team.

Childers played soccer during the fall season at Fairmont Senior last year and served as a place-kicker on the football team.

During that time he said that he fell in love with football and wanted to continue playing at the next level. Having never been a punter before in his life and attempting to walk on to a Division I program, Childers worked with former Fairmont Senior football coach Joe Naternicola to prepare for a chance to earn a spot as a member of the Falcons.

FSHS takes 12th at PCC behind Drew Sivak’s hole-in-one

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN 

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior’s golf team had another strong performance to close out their stint in the Callaway Event Series on Monday.

The Polar Bears took 12th in the 32-team event with a 251.

FSHS counted Ryan Vilain’s 81 followed by Nicky Moroose’s 85 and Drew Sivak’s 88.

Counted as the third score for Fairmont Senior, Sivak’s play stole the show on the course at the Parkersburg Country Club.

On the Par-3, Hole No. 2, Sivak put the ball in in a single shot, turning around his play for the day.

“I wasn’t playing very well going into the hole, but after that I started playing pretty good. I think I shot 3-over on the last 11 holes,” Sivak said. “I ended up shooting an 88 but I couldn’t even be that mad because of the hole-in-one.”

Sivak said the hole-in-one was exciting to watch from the tee box.

“I could see it the whole way,” he said. “I hit a 4 Iron and hit it really well and straight. It landed about 10 feet short and just rolled into the hole. It was exciting and a very awesome feeling.”

Golf Tops Philip Barbour, Lewis County

The FSHS golf team shot a combined score of 159 to defeat Philip Barbour and Lewis County in a three-team matchup at Barbour Country Club on Thursday.  Nicky Moroose from Fairmont Senior and Logan Collins from Philip Barbour were co-medalists in the match after shooting a 1-over-par 37.  Braden Wolfing shot a 3-over-par 39 and Drew Sivak tallied a 4-over-par 40 in the win for Fairmont Senior.  The Polar Bears will host Buckhannon-Upshur at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Cox, Ralston, DeVaul named Students of Month 

Sarah Cox, Brandon Ralston and Trevor DeVaul have been named Elks Students of the Month at Fairmont Senior High School.

Cox was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Key Club. She was vice president of Science Honorary and secretary of NURU Club. She plans to attend Brigham Young University, majoring in nutritional science with an ultimate goal of dermatology.

Ralston is the son of Mandi and Phil Sivak, and Jeff Ralston. He was a recipient of the Washington and Jefferson Presidential Scholarship, a four-year honor roll student, a member of the all-state lacrosse team, two-time regional swimming champion and first all-region team and conference, and captain of the lacrosse and swim teams. He plans to attend Washington and Jefferson to play lacrosse (on academic scholarships) then attend the Air Force ROTC program and become an officer in the Air Force.

DeVaul is the son of John and Dannette DeVaul. He was captain of the boys’ soccer team, lettered in baseball, soccer and tennis, and made the honor roll. He plans to attend West Virginia University, majoring in Civil Engineering.

AUG 2015 TV19 SHOWS on web at: http://gfcc.peg.com  

Info on each show on web at http://tv19fairmont.blogspot.com

Time      Program                                             Date Recorded   Length

7:00    SHINNSTON COMMUNITY BAND              06/28/15         36:43

7:36    1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                   07/19/15      08:16

7:45    CHRISTMAS IN JULY                                  07/18/15      20:58

8:06    4th OF JULY                                                 07/04/15       27:16

8:33    MICAH BLANKS                                          07/10/15       10:20

8:43    BLUEGRASS MUSIC                                    07/18/15      29:46

9:13    ROB DOWNS                                               07/20/15       16:26

09:30 COUNCIL OF CHURCHES REPAIRS:        07/06/15         29:33

09:59 JOHNNIE JOHNSON FESTIVAL:               07/12/15         41:39

10:41 DEDICATION OF WV STATE OFFICE      07/15/15           27:53

11:09 UNITED WAY BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY      07/15/15          9:12

11:18 RICHARD AAMOT                                      07/15/15       17:32

11:35 SNOWSHOE VACATION                           07/04.15       12:52           

11:48 BUSY BEAVER GRAND OPENING           07/18/15      09:15

11:57 NEWS   

12:00 SAMSHA: Overcoming Trauma and Violence 07/01/15    59:00            

12:59 COUNTY COMMISSION:                           07/01/15      24:50

01:23 COUNTY COMMISSION:                           07/08/15      25:30

01:49 CITY COUNCIL:                                            07/14/15      52:55

02:42 COUNTY COMMISSION:                           07/15/15      25:00

03:07 SENIOR CENTER IN HOME CARE            07/20/15      24:03

03:31 CONSUMER NEWS                                     07/20/15      23:49            

 4:00    ROWLESBURG LIVING HISTORY             06/27/15   1:03:37

5:03    GATEWAY MUSIC & INTERVIEW            06/28/15      14:34

5:18    SR. CENTER FORUM                                  07/20/15   1:12:26

6:30    FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY                        07/18/15      04:49

6:35    CHANGING TV19                                        07/26/15      06:36

6:42    SW OHIO                                                      07/25/15      07:20

 Note: Not sure what the coming months of TV19 will bring. Hoping to develop expanded services, but in meantime will probably be doing many reruns. Because of circumstances I will no longer be able to do this by myself. DD Meighen      

D.D. Meighen

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Fairmont, WV 26554

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cell: 304-203-4037

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

Anthony V. "Skip" Delligatti, of Fairmont, passed away on July 23, 2015, at his home.  He was born September 2, 1937, on Spring Street in Fairmont, the son of late Anthony Cotton and Mary (Zinn) Delligatti.

Skip was married for 55 years to the "Love of His Life" Linda (Hunter) Delligatti.

In addition to his wife, Skip is survived by his two Sons, John "Skeeter" Delligatti and his wife Karen and Mark Delligatti and his wife Lynne all of Fairmont, WV. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jonathan, Matthew, Hunter, and Vincent Delligatti, all of Fairmont, Maria (Justin) Ammons of Monongah, Anthony (Catie) Delligatti of Martinsburg and Ali and Andrew Summers of Fairmont. He was blessed with two great grandchildren, Reed & Lyla Ammons.

He is also survived by one brother, Mike (Martha) Delligatti of Grafton and two sisters Betsy (Carl) Rutherford of Logan, Ohio and Becky Williams of Fairmont, one sister-in-law, Connie Tilko of San Diego, CA, one son-in-law, Dave Summers of Fairmont, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelly Delligatti Summers, his sister Toni Wood, and his brothers Bobby Delligatti and Bill Delligatti. He was also preceded in death by many of his Brother Knights from Knights of Columbus Marian Council 942 and his dear friend, Bobby "Cousin" DeLorenzo.

Skip was a standout athlete and proud alumni of Fairmont Senior High School, Potomac State College, and Fairmont State University. He was a dedicated teacher and coach that touched many lives of the students from Fairmont Sr. High School and Miller Jr. High School. He always took joy in helping others especially the less fortunate. After his retirement, he kept busy with many charitable acts with Knights of Columbus, Meals on Wheels, Relay for Life, and driving cancer patients for treatments. He made sure that everyone he came in contact with became a member of his extended family and friends.

Skip took great pride in his involvement with Potomac State College. He served on the school’s alumni board for many years and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He was also an active member of Saint Anthony Catholic Church where he served as President of the Parish Council for many years.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Ross Funeral Home 801 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday  July 27, 2015 at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Fairmont.

Knights of Columbus Council 942 will have a Ritual service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, his body will be cremated. A private graveside service will be observed at a later date.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Meals on Wheels, Fairmont, WV 26554 or The Skip Delligatti Scholarship c/o FSHS Foundation, PO Box 91 Fairmont, WV 26555-0091.

James Holland Biggs, class of 1964, passed from this life on August 8, 2015 in his Helvetia home with his wife Betty and their four children by his side.  He was born in Fairmont on July 4,1946  and graduated from FSHS with the class of 1964.  He graduated from Fairmont State College in 1968 and received two masters degrees in English and Education Administration from West Virginia University.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betty  Children Micki, Norman, Emily and Alexander and a grandson, Brayden Rex Crislip.  He worked for the Randolph County Board of Education from December 2004 until his retirement in November 2012.  During his tenure he served as a teaching principal at Pickens School, the smallest school in West Virginia. 

There will be no memorial service as Jim had donated his body to medical science in hopes of helping researchers make progress in searching for cures to the many conditions that took their toll on his health.

John Arthur Abruzzino, 90, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 12, 2015) at the home of his son John in Farmington.

He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Wyatt, a son of the late Frank Abruzzino and Mary Spiro Abruzzino.

John was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Plant of Fairmont and was a shop welder with 30 years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Fairmont and was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army. He served as an amphibian tank driver in the Pacific Theater. He received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the VictoryMedal.

He attended Fairmont Senior High School and enjoyed playing golf and bowling and was a member of the Fairmont Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his son, John Abruzzino and wife Kathy of Farmington; grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremiah and Levi Abruzzino, all of Fairmont; brothers, Danny Abruzzino and Micheal Abruzzino; and sisters, Katheryn Poster, Virginia Zuspan and PatriciaAbruzzino.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mancino Abruzzino; a son, Jimmy Joe Abruzzino; brothers, Joseph, Frank and Samuel Abruzzino; as well as sisters, Rose Julian, Mary Christian and Betty Abruzzino.

Mr. Abruzzino has chosen cremation as his method of disposition. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Fairmont with the Rev. Walter Jagela officiating. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. at the church, one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 239 Maryland Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554.

Condolences may be sent electronically at www.fordfuneralhomes. com.

Margaret Elaine “Penney” Kolb, class of 1966, formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (Aug. 6, 2015) while residing at the Madison Assisted Living facility in Morgantown.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and a full obituary will follow.  Sharon Morris Cheatham-Krantz wrote a beautiful tribute to Margaret Kolb on her Facebook page on August 8, 2015.

“Penney, you have graced us with your wry humor, your wisdom, and your personal world view. Thank you for sharing some time with us as you cycled your way through this life to the next. Now I pray that you can once again freely enjoy music and I imagine that you are a song swirling beneath and around God with your lyrics and melodies bringing Him joy.”  

Editor’s note:  Penney’s daughter reports on Facebook that a memorial service for her mother will be held the first week of September.  I shall advise when she makes a specific announcement.

Be well, Polar Bears!  

We shall talk again soon.

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School

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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!

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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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

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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2006-2007

2007-2008

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2009-2010

2010-2011

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.

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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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