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•   Jennifer Weaver (Lunsford) (1986)  8/12
•   Sara Miller (1974)  8/7
•   Edgar Jaynes (1964)  7/17
•   Donna Gene Hoult (Thompson) (1955)  7/16
•   Tamma Drummond (Melton) (1977)  7/13
•   Leighann Daristotle (Hale) (1975)  7/13
•   Kathy Veronica Oliveto (Williams) (1977)  7/11
•   Shawn E. Radabaugh (1996)  7/11
•   Debbie Lee Watkins (Six) (1970)  7/3
•   Donald Richard DeLuca (1965)  6/30
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Mary Jo Nash (Tork) (1955)  8/20
•   Marshall Lee Dodd (1960)  8/21
•   David Robert Janes (1969)  8/22
•   Dana Leigh Reynolds (Riedeman) (1967)  8/22
•   Rebecca Bargeloh (1995)  8/23
•   David Charles Bourne (1972)  8/23
•   Joseph Frederick Jernigan (1972)  8/24
•   David Jones (1958)  8/24
•   Susan Pigott Kayuha (Windsor) (1968)  8/24
•   John Trach (1955)  8/24
•   Stephanie Gallucci (Raney) (1993)  8/25
•   Roy William Jarrett (1961)  8/25
•   Deb Kincell (Miller) (1973)  8/25
•   Cynthia Susskind (Husband Is Malcolm A Steele M. D. ) (1973)  8/25
•   Aaron Naternicola (1989)  8/26
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WHERE WE LIVE


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5 live in Alabama
12 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
18 live in California
6 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
3 live in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
82 live in Florida
18 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
13 live in Illinois
8 live in Indiana
3 live in Kansas
12 live in Kentucky
3 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
48 live in Maryland
6 live in Massachusetts
6 live in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
4 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
6 live in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
9 live in New York
55 live in North Carolina
60 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
53 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
80 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
431 live in West Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
1 lives in Finland
2 live in Japan
2 live in Spain
1 lives in Switzerland
2 live in United Kingdom
10,481 location unknown

Rewind for 8/20/14

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! 

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

http://www.maroonwhite.com/volume-37-spring-2014/athletics/fsu-grad-serving-first-mec-commissioner

As a graduate of Fairmont State still living in the shadow of the College on the Hill, I proudly share this article from the Maroon and White about my son.  Written by Duane Cochran, the article hallmarks the inaugural year of the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference with my son, Commissioner Reid Amos, providing the leadership.

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

Program of Dedication - 1929  Click on Mission/History

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    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

1863 - Episode 1 from Allegheny Image Factory on Vimeo.

 

 

Former Principal Chad A. Norman accepts the Maple Leaves yearbook which belonged to Eddie Barrett from Carol Amos.

 

 

 

 

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.

 
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.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.474574165889375.123294.100000103872349&type=1
 
 RENOVATION SLIDESHOWS:  CLICK ON FOUNDATION Above

39824  Can you guess what it's counting?

FSHS Scholarship winners 2013

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Cortney Bright

Michael Buonaiuto

Ivan Figueroa

Mattie Kliethermes

Anna Alexandra (Ali) Sansalone

Andrew Strand

Hannah Vasicek

Zela Wyrosdick

Cienna Wright

 

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

Ross and Dolores Maruka Scholarship

Jenny Lea Bundy 

Seth Burton Memorial Scholarship

Jared Thomas Burns

Anthony Pizatella Scholarship

Grant S. Holbert 

Rex Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship

Joshua McPherson

South Fairmont Rotary Scholarship

Megan Ashley DeJong

Davidson Family Scholarship

Matthew A. Bartrug

Frank Dimaria Scholarship

Laura Tennant

Brogan Raddish Memorial

Brianna Woodburn

Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship

Gabbriella Conrad

Brina Pinn

Sara N. Simons

Rebekah Valentine

 

FSHS Scholarship winners 2012

Kallin Closson

Lauren Gower

Amelia Parks

Jacob Richards

Randall Stickley

Linda Summers

Cailey Weaver

Named Scholarships

Daren Wadsworth     Ross and Dolores Maruka

Andrew Shields    Seth Burton Memorial

Marissa Bonasso     Anthony Pizatella

Michelle Tucker     Rex Stalnaker Memorial

Kristen Zirkle     South Fairmont Rotary

Savannah Sims     Davidson family Scholarship

David Haley     Exxon Scholarship 

Allie Fetty     Frank DiMaria Scholarship

Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship

Steven Baublitz

Travis Cramer

Arien Harris

Ashley Perkins

Kailee Pownell

Brittany Sheppard

 

FSHS Scholarship winners 2011

Lindsay Estel

William C. Harper

Marcus Jacquez

Alex Joseph

Andrew Marra

Resa McGlumphy

Aaron D. Morris

Ronnie Retton

Franklin B. Wilson

Named Scholarships

Ross Dalton     Ross and Dolores Maruka

Victoria Hawkins    Seth Burton Memorial

Tessa Gardner     Anthony Pizatella

Christopher Nestor     Rex Stalnaker Memorial

Lauren Sansalone     South Fairmont Rotary

Joseph Vozniak     Davidson family Scholarship

 

2011-2012 FSHS Outstanding School Volunteer Award

Mrs. Carol Amos

Mrs. Nancy Bickerstaff

Mr. Ed Cheslock

 

Fairmont Senior High School cornerstone recently cleaned with restoration of front facade

Renovation of FSHS

Phase 1  (Current MIP and HVAC projects):  Interior work in main and Freshman Building:
    Ceiling replacement
    Window and exterior door replacement
    Lighting replacement
    HVAC replacement
    Sprinkler installation
    Fire alarm replacement
Phase 2  (Bond funding):  Interior work in main and Freshman Building: 
    Interior doors
    Toilet room upgrades
    Railings
    Signage
    Marker/tack boards
    Lab furniture
    Plumbing upgrades
    Electrical/power upgrades
    Intercom upgrades (campus wide)
    Lockers?
Phase 3 (Bond funding):  Exterior and courtyard enclosure
    Courtyard enclosure for media center
    Brick masonry cleaning and restoration (both buildings)
    Exterior railings
    Sidewalk repair/replacement
    Covered walkways
    Soffit/fascia on Freshman Building
    Parking lots
    Demo Polar Bear Building and concrete pads

Check Foundation for slideshows from March, June, and August as well as the Photo Gallery to the left for see the metamorphosis in the main building.

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            

May 26, 2014

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Honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.

 

CONTINUING A TRADIDION OF EXCELLENCE:  The annual rankings of the best high schools in America from U.S. News & World Report included 29 schools in West Virginia this year.

The 2013 rankings came after 31,242 U.S. public high schools. Seven West Virginia schools earned silver medals and 22 schools received bronze medals. To be eligible for a state ranking on the list, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

The top-ranked West Virginia schools on the list are as follows:

  • George Washington High School, Charleston
  • Morgantown High School, Morgantown
  • Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport
  • Hurricane High School, Hurricane
  • Fairmont Senior High School, Fairmont
  • Jefferson High School, Shenandoah Junction
  • Nitro High School, Nitro

IN THE LOOP

The Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc. officers and executive board members congratulate the 2014 Foundation Scholars.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS
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--Adrianna Constable

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Emmalee Faulkner
Austin Norman
Ryan Rosier
Madison Stevenski
Hope Vasicek

RICK AND LINDA PARKER SCHOLARSHIP

Hope Baublitz

Mandy Cross

Karengton Swann

Ivey Nucilli crowned at FSHS prom

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior High School held its 2014 Prom, “A Night on the Water,”‘ at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in the I-79 Technology Park.

• Queen Ivey Nucilli is the daughter of Terri and Robert Nucilli. She is a four-year varsity soccer lettermen, is a member of National Honor Society; Key, Interact, Ski and Catholic Heritage clubs; is student body secretary, and was a princess in the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival and an Elks Student of theMonth.

She was escorted by Andrew Shaw, son of Tina and Dave Shaw. He is the student body president, former president of the West Virginia Association of Student Councils, a member of varsity soccer, National Honor Society, Catholic Heritage and Ski clubs; Madrigals Chamber Choir, All-State Chorus member and was an Elks Student of the Month.

• Maid of Honor Gabriella Mascaro is the daughter of Tina and Pat Mascaro. She is the vice president of Key and Interact clubs, a member of Catholic Heritage and Ski clubs, student council, varsity soccer and lacrosse, is on the honor roll, and was the junior class secretary and a princess in the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.

She was escorted by Gage Hannah, son of Robin and Douglas Hannah. He is a fouryear baseball lettermen, a threeyear golf lettermen, and a member of National Honor Society, and Key and Ski clubs.

For additional court information please read http://timeswv.cnhi.newsmemory.com/?token=46350afbd1102e2048b46497fa9ad41f_53835452_b1cb

FSHS All State Lacrosse Players: Jonah Freeland 2nd team midfield, Connor Shaw honorable mention defense, Brandon Ralston honorable mention goalie, Seth Travelstead honorable mention attack. Great job boys!

Fairmont Senior High School multi-sport athlete Neil Scherich signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday afternoon.

Scherich will run track and field at West Virginia Wesleyan College next year. The senior was most known for his football career for the Polar Bears, but developed a love for track and field over the years.

His parents also helped coach him during his time as a Fairmont Senior student-athlete.

Scherich said he can't wait to get started in Buckhannon.

"They have a good engineering program there. I was really interested in the track team since freshman and sophomore year. So I've been looking there, hoping to get a track scholarship there," Scherich said.

AA State Champs! Proud of our FSHS Shuttle Team!  Way to go Dakota Mouser, Chad Heldreth, Ben Stewart and Neil Scherich!

Bears 7, Huskies 4 in sectional round 1

Polar Bears avenge a no-hitter from earlier in the year to knock off East 11-3 in game 2 of sectionals!

Polar Bears 5, Bees 2, FINAL - Bears claim the sectional title and will move on to face Braxton County Monday in the regional semifinals

Polar Bears continue on familiar postseason path

BY MATTWELCH TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN
FAIRMONT — The Polar Bears have been down this road before.

The instructions on making the state baseball tournament seem to be similar to the instructions on the back of a shampoo bottle: Win out in the sectional tournament, beat Braxton County, lather, rinse and repeat.

One year after toasting Braxton in the regional semifinal game, 11-0, Fairmont Senior again will play the same team today at 4 p.m. in hopes of advancing one step closer to a coveted state championship.

“(Playing Braxton again) gives us a little bit of confidence but it’s a new year. Braxton has a new team and we’re a new team,” senior Austin Norman said. “We hope to go up there and take care of business.”

This year’s senior-laden team wants a championship more than ever. But while the ultimate goal lingers in their minds, the seniors of this year’s Polar Bear squad know that they can’t get too caught up in what lies farther down the road just yet.

“For the seniors, we’ve got four games left at the most,” Norman stated. “Each game could be our last. So we play with that mentality.”

Norman leads the team in hitting, belting out 10 homers this season, but he also poses a threat on the mound as the Polar Bears move forward. But he’ll have to wait a few days until he gets his next start as Bailey Mohr will take the mound today.

Norman powers Fairmont Senior to regional

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN
FAIRMONT — When coaches need someone to step up, they tend to look no farther than their senior leaders.

When the task was laid out in front of Fairmont Senior this past week— beat East Fairmont and capture a sectional crown — senior slugger Austin Norman answered the call.

Norman went a perfect 3for-3 in his last sectional game as a Polar Bear, knocking two balls over the fence and powering Fairmont Senior to a 5-2 victory, his three RBIs being the difference in the score.

Norman has been doing it all season on both sides of the field.

In addition to his teamleading 10 home runs, Norman has found success on the mound, too. The sectional final game was no different as Norman pitched the final two innings to close things out.

For his strong showing so far in the postseason, Norman was voted this week’s I-79 Joe Romeo’s Times West Virginian player of the week and will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from Applebee’s of Fairmont.

Overcoming the odds
WVU’s Moore plays way into scholarship

BY MATT WELCH TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN
FAIRMONT— There’s never been any questioning Logan Moore’s desire to excel.
Whether it be in the classroom, on the field or in life, those who know the Fairmont native say that he was born a competitor. Some even say that he came out of the womb holding a football and that he slung it to the doctor for six.

Regardless of what anyone says, though, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff have seen the competitive nature of the 5-foot-11, 200-pound quarterback as beneficial to the program and put the one-time Fairmont Senior and Fairmont State gunslinger on scholarship earlier this month.

Not many know Moore better than his high school football coach and college coach, J.L. Abbott.

When the subject of Moore came up in a recent phone interview, Abbott didn’t need a question to be asked. He needed no segue into the conversation. The football coach wasted no time in emphatically sharing his opinion ofWest Virginia’s backup quarterback.

“He was without a doubt one of the most dedicated and hardworking players that I’ve come across,” saidAbbott, who watched Moore set the Fairmont Senior school record for passing yards and touchdowns before moving on to Fairmont State.

Now back to Fairmont Senior, Abbott said he always knew that his one-time quarterback would find success after graduating from the Fairmont Senior program.

“Fairmont Senior was lucky to have him,” Abbott said. “We’re definitely glad to see that he’s been able to make it to the next level.”

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REUNION

Fairmont Senior High School, class of 1964  - 50th Class Reunion

Friday, August 15, 2014   6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Meet at Chancey’s Grill, 1602 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV  

Saturday, August 16, 2014   10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.  Please arrive early to divide into groups.

Enter school from the back drive and meet in the main hall by the statue of Abe.

Half of the group will tour the beautifully renovated school with Carol Amos.

Half of the group will take a bus tour of Fairmont with D. D. Meighen.

The groups will switch venues after app. an hour.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 

Fairmont Field Club, 1709 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV.

6:00:  Happy Hour with fruit in season, cheeses, crackers and special strawberries, and coffee, tea, lemonade, and cash bar.
6:40:   Class photo session
7:00:  Dinner buffet
Thin rolled prime rib; orange roughy; gluten free vegetarian lasagna; and spring mix salad with ranch, Italian or fat free vinaigrette.
Vegetables in season:  Zucchini, yellow squash, and Yukon gold potatoes.
Strawberry shortcake  *The same drinks as happy hour will be offered and cash bar will remain available

Sunday, August 17, 2014

At 10:00 a.m. meet for a breakfast at Say-Boy Steakhouse Restaurant, 905 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV   304-366-7252.

This is not included in the cost of the reunion, but please gather once more before saying farewell until we meet again.  The invitation and registration letter should be received by the first of June.  Send checks to Randy Spragg, 115 Bellview Avenue, Fairmont, WV, 26554.

Include a check payable to FSHS Class of 1964 in the amount of  $35.00 single or $70.00 couple by July 15, 2014.

Tad Janes Returns to Fairmont for an original one man performance.  The Fairmont Field Club proudly presented the original one man show TruthPaste: A Blotto Biography. The show, created by and starring Fairmont, WV native Tad Janes, made its World Premiere at Maryland Ensemble Theatre (where Janes is the Artistic Director) in Frederick, MD in the spring of 2013 to high praise. In DC Metro Arts’ five star review Mike Spain wrote, "Truthpaste: A Blotto Biography is a fun and crazy, high-energy, quick-changing, real, honest, extremely funny, and one heck of a roller coaster ride. You'll have a great time!"

The show was produced on May 10 at the Fairmont Field Club, 1709 Country Club Road in Fairmont WV. The show was paired with dinner catered by the Aquarium Lounge.

OBITUARIES

Joseph Edward "Ed" Prickett, 82 of Highspire, passed away peacefuly on December 25, 2013 surrounded by family at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Ed is survived by his wife of 59 years Roberta "Bobbie" (Hufnagel) Prickett; sons David (Diana) of Winston-Salem, NC, Robert (Olivia) of Silver Spring, MD, John of Columbus, OH; daughter Pamela Garver (Carl) of Palmyra, PA and one brother Percy (Patsy) of Hilton Head, SC.

Ed is also survived by his grandchildren Mercedes (Steve), Benjamin (Dorthoy), Robert, Jonathan (Julie), Katelyn, Gabrielle, Zachary, Josephine, Jessica; great-grandson, Samuel Song, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Percy and Ida Prickett of Fairmont, WV.

Ed was born in Fairmont, WV and was a 1949 graduate of Fairmont High School.  He attended Mercersburg Academy where he was First Honor Man in the Class of 1950.  He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University where he met and married his wife.  He served in the US Air Force for 2 years, stationed in Columbus, OH.

Ed was employed for over 45 years at Modjeski and Masters in Mechanicsburg, PA, retiring in 2003.  He was a hard-working, dedicated civil engineer who took pleasure in mentoring new employees.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Middletown.

Private arrangements will be made by the family.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.pennlive.com/obits

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

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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 26554-0091

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. 

   o Let's go, Polar Bears!

 

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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

The Class of 1974 is planning their 40-year reunion. The dates for the reunion are Friday, September 12, 2014 thru Sunday, September 14, 2014. Please mark your calendars and save those dates! Our email address is fairmontpolarbears@yahoo.com and our Facebook page is Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1974 40 Year Reunion. Tentative plans include attending the FSHS football game at East-West Stadium on Friday night and continuing the festivities at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday night. Please feel free to contact us with any changes/updates--new addresses, email info, phone numbers, etc.


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A National Blue Ribbon School

 A West Virginia Exemplary School

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A West Virginia School of Excellence

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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

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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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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

FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Submit 5 copies to senior counselor by deadline listed on website

PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ON PAGES 3 AND 4 then complete the following pages. Type or use black ink. The completed application must be submitted to the senior counselor by deadline listed on the website at http:// www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961/class_index.cfm

NAME____________________________________GPA_______________

ADDRESS___________________________________PHONE__________
 
COLLEGE PREFERENCE                Applied (Date)    Accepted (Date)
1st choice___________________________ __________________________

2nd choice___________________________ _________________________

Intended Major_________________________________________________

List scholarships, grants, financial aid, and amounts for which you have been notified
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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
On a separate sheet of unlined paper with your name and address on the top, list school activities in which you have participated such as clubs, sports, student council, honor societies, or special projects and attach to the back of this application. Please include the years of involvement as well as the sponsor, advisor, or adult supervisor.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
List community service activities in which you have participated such as church work, community centers, and youth groups. These activities may be included on the school activities resume additional page or on as many pages as necessary.

LEADERSHIP ESSAY
On a separate sheet of paper with your name and address on the top prepare an essay on “Leadership and What It Means to Me”. The essay must be 500 words or less and typed or neatly written in black ink.

VERIFICATION
I verify that the information I have provided is accurate and current to the best of my knowledge.
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APPLICANT SIGNATURE    PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE

DATE_________________    DA TE_____________________________

MULTIPLE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.  ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A NAMED SCHOLARSHIP (SEE PAGES 3 AND 4 FOR DESCRIPTIONS)
BECAUSE...



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I RECOMMEND THIS STUDENT FOR CONSIDERATION:
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TEACHER SIGNATURE                            DATE

____________________________________________________________
ENDORSER SIGNATURE (COMMUNITY LEADER)    DATE

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SENIOR COUNSELOR SIGNATURE                DATE

Relevant information from senior counselor if unable to attend selection meeting.





Foundation scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 and are presented each year at the Senior Recognition Assembly. Scholarships may be used for tuition, room/board, books, and related educational expenses. Check will be written to student upon presentation of a receipt for paid tuition. Specific details will be included in the envelope presented to each awardee. Student applicant must list any financial aid, scholarships, or grants for which he/ she has been notified. Preference is given to students who have not received any financial assistance. Please keep this in mind when submitting an application for a Foundation Scholarship. This helps the Foundation reach a broader base of students who are in need of financial assistance for college.
To be eligible for consideration of a Foundation scholarship, general or named, the applicant must: Be a graduating senior from Fairmont Senior High. Attend the Senior Recognition Assembly unless excused for a school event or activity. Be accepted at an accredited two or four-year college or university or a two-year technical school and use the award in the school year immediately following graduation.
Submit 5 copies of the completed application form and include all of the following items. Applicant will not be considered if any part of the requirements are incomplete
1) A list of school activities: 2)  A list of community service activities; 3) An essay on the topic "Leadership ad What It Means to Me"; 4)Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater; and 5)Two endorsement signatures from any two of the following 1)teacher or coach, and 2)community or church leader. A letter of recommendation would be helpful but not required. Parent or guardian must sign the application but is not considered as an appropriate endorser. Several of our scholarships are dedicated for specific purposes. Please indicate your declared major if you are applying for a named scholarship. The named scholarships are:

    TENDERA MEFFE SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1993 by her friends broom the FSHS Class of 1970 for creativity. No longer available but recognized here as the first Foundation named award.
    ROSS AND DOLORES MARUKA SCHOLARSHIP shall be given annually to a senior who has demonstrated leadership within our community through volunteer, charitable, public service, or athletic activities with the likelihood of being an agent of progress in our society. This student shall write an essay of no more than one page explaining such satisfying experiences that meet the criteria while they have been in high school. The essay shall outline an intended path of study and include professional goals beyond their higher education. Established in 1995, the Dolores Maruka Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Mrs. Maruka by her family, now designated as the Ross and Dolores Maruka Memorial Scholarship. Ross was a charter member of the FSHS Foundation, Inc.
    SETH BURTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for leadership and/or a cross- country participant.
    ANTHONY PIZATELLA SCHOLARSHIP for a career in social work, counseling or other related therapy field. This scholarship was funded in 2000 by family and friends of Anthony Pizatella, a member of the class of 1973.
    REX STALNAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for technology training was established in 2003 by his loving family for the 1998 FSHS graduate.
    SOUTH FAIRMONT ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP for leadership.
    BOB "BIG D" DeLORENZO SCHOLARSHIP for scholar athlete attending WVU. Application available through his family at www.bigdfoundation.com
    DAVIDSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP shall be made available to seniors who have declared their intended college major to be a branch of engineering leading to a four year (or greater) bachelor of science degree in electrical, mechanical, industrial or computer engineering from an accredited college or school of engineering. Secondary consideration shall be given to seniors who have declared their intended college major to be in a business related field leading to a four year (or greater) bachelor of science degree in business administration, marketing, management, economics, accounting, or finance from an accredited college or school of business.
    POSHADEL SCHOLARSHIP for an outstanding math student is no longer available but recognized here for former donation by Poshadel family.
    FRANK DIMARIA SCHOLARSHIP is for a student studying English, foreign language, or guidance counseling.
    RICK AND LINDA PARKER RIVESVILLE SCHOLARSHIP is a $1,000 award to selected Rivesville/Fairmont Senior student commencing 2011-2012 school year. Worthy student will be identified via criteria established (top grades, character, school involvement). Annual scholarship may not be awarded if there is no qualified recipient.
    BROGAN RADDISH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, established 2013, which would have been her year of graduation, shall be awarded to an applicant majoring in a medical field.


FSU, FSHS partner for new initiative

Promise Beyond Scholarship funded


BY NICOLE LEMAL TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN

FAIRMONT — Less than a mile apart, Fairmont State University and Fairmont Senior High School have formed a partnership toward a great cause, and guests at the North Marion and FSHS basketball game on Wednesday night had a sneak preview of what is to come.

A number of FSHS students attending FSU in the fall will be receiving funding toward their tuition costs through the Promise Beyond Scholarship initiative.

FSU will offer up to $100,000 in scholarships, and both institutions are encouraging parents to attend a special Financial Aid Information night at FSHS at 5:40 p.m. Monday. Information will also be posted on their Edline website, and phone calls will be made to every home with a FSHS student to inform them of the opportunity.

As a Fairmont State and FSHS graduate, principal Chad Norman is more than appreciative for this opportunity for his high school seniors.
“Nothing could please me more than to see this partnership, these two fine institutions, work together for the betterment of our local youth,” Norman said. “We have an opportunity. We have the greatest resource here in this county with a fine university, a National Blue Ribbon school, working together collectively.”

The Promise Beyond Scholarship initiative caters to those students who just missed the qualifications for the Promise Scholarship. Students must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA and scored an 18 on their ACT.

Candy Byerley and Denise Temple, both FSHS counselors, have been in the process of determining which students would fall into that category. Applications will be presented to those identified students. FSU plans to distribute these scholar­ships to those qualified students in the near future.

After seeing the enthusiasm from the FSHS staff, Dr. Quentin Johnson, senior vice president of enrollment and student services, was even more optimistic that this initiative would be a success. “It’s really a win-win situa­tion,” he said. “We’re excited and very, very proud that FSHS is taking the lead to say, ‘Let’s do this.’ This one, I think, is going to make a difference and get people talking and get some synergy going up at Fairmont that we haven’t had in a while, so we’re excited.”

For Dr. Maria Rose, interim president, this is a great opportu­nity for FSHS students and one that she and her staff are anxious to eventually bring to other high schools throughout Marion, Harrison, and Monongalia coun­ties.

“It means absolutely every­thing to us because we certainly recruit heavily from the local three-county region of Marion, Harrison and Monongalia coun­ties,” she said. “We’re hoping this will make the difference, and will encourage them to come to our institution.”

With all of the hidden resources available for these stu­dents, including their instructors and average class size, FSU admissions counselor Michael Ross has confidence that these students will fare well.

“I think those are types of things that if we can show a stu­dent that we still are concerned about you and we still want you to be successful at our school by offering that scholarship to do that, I think it’s going to be a good way to help them see that the community and the schools around here, we care about them,” Ross said.

Giving them encouragement and reason to believe in their potential, FSU is proud of its local students.

“We’re just really proud of our local students,” Lori Schoonmaker, interim associate director of admissions and recruitment, said. “We want to work with them, and with the help of FSHS we’ve been able to provide some assistance to those students and I’m really excited about that.”

 

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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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