One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

Trey Meade honored by OESCA

2016 Franklin B. Walter Award Recipients, rom left,  Christopher “Trey” Meade of North Adams HS, Nikki Settlemyre of Clinton-Massie HS, Madison Smith of Lynchburg-Clay HS and Benjamin Hollar of Miami Trace HS.
2016 Franklin B. Walter Award Recipients, rom left, Christopher “Trey” Meade of North Adams HS, Nikki Settlemyre of Clinton-Massie HS, Madison Smith of Lynchburg-Clay HS and Benjamin Hollar of Miami Trace HS.

On Wednesday, April 13, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognized 82 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 27th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program, named in honor of Ohio’s 31st State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The award was established in 1989 by the OESCA to promote and recognize outstanding student leaders for their academic achievement and service to their school and communities. One senior from each county in Ohio is eligible to receive this honor, and Christopher Meade, a senior at North Adams High School, was selected as the Adams County winner from the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.

“Over the last 27 years, the OESCA has recognized over 2000 scholars and student leaders during this event,” said Tony Long, Southern Ohio ESC Superintendent. “We wish Trey great success as he pursues his studies at the college level.”

Meade is ranked first in his class and plans to attend University of Rio Grande where he will pursue a degree in secondary education in the field of Mathematics.

Meade is a student leader, scholar, musician, and athlete. He is the current vice president for the National Honor Society, has been a member of the Beta Club, Spanish Club, Table Tennis Club, Talented and Gifted Program, North Adams High School Choir, All-County Choir, homecoming and prom committee, and has served as a teacher assistant.

Meade has also served his community through his participation in the Hoxworth Blood Drive, Annual Lions Club Fundraiser, Earth Day events, School Beautification, Lawn Care of Ill and/or Immobile Neighbors, Salvation Army, Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive, Toy, and Clothing Drives, Church Beautification, and Game Day Administration for Local Youth Basketball League.

Meade was the grade-level winner of the Americanism Test his freshman year and went on to be the Grade Level and County Winner his junior year. He also received the Ohio Congressional Commendation for Academic/Athletic Achievement.

A four-year member of the North Adams’ basketball and baseball teams, Meade was named team captain in his senior year. He was also named District 14 Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-District and Associated Press All Southeast District Special Mention in 2015, and OHSBCA Academic All-District in 2015 and 2016 in football. In baseball, Meade was named District 14 Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-District in 2015, Academic All-District and Sectional Champion in 2014 and 2015.

Looking to the future, Meade plans to one day teach secondary, upper level mathematics and coach high school basketball and baseball.

He is the son of Rob and Christa Meade.

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