Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards

By Mark Carpenter –

Each year a special group of high school seniors from all over the United States are honored with the Wendy’s High School Heisman, an award established in 1994 by Dave Thomas, founder of the Wendy’s  franchise.  To be eligible for the Wendy’s Heisman, seniors in the class of 2017 have to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and participate in at least one of the 43 sports recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Students must also be leaders in their school and community and serve as role models for underclassmen.

This year’s Wendy’s Heisman award list includes 10 representatives from all five high schools in Adams County, students who have set the bar locally and have been honored accordingly.  They are: Caitlin Young and Patrick England from North Adams High School, Aubrey McFarland and Logan Gordley from Peebles High School, Nicholas Huron and Miranda Schiltz from Manchester High School, Janson Kramer and Kendall Gallowitz from West Union High School, and Mariah Patton and Jacob Wickerham from the Adams County Christian School.
A joint statement from the administrators of the county schools said, “These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence.  We are excited and honored that a program like the Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work.”
Thomas, who passed away in 2002, was a success story himself, a man who dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to work full-time, then received his GED at the age of 61.  After his own educational trek, Thomas wanted to celebrate the outstanding work of high school students, thus leading to the creation of the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
In the past 22 years, more than 600,000 high school students have been honored, those who share the Wendy’s franchise values of giving back to the community, treating others with respect, continuing their education, and excelling on the fields of athletics.
The honorees from Adams County were recognized in ceremonies held in Huntington, West Virginia.

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