Kanawha County Schools
2018-2019 School Year Achievement
Teacher & Staff Achievement
Achievements of our 2019 Graduating Seniors
15 Highest Honor Graduates
36 High Honor Graduates
21 Honor Graduates
Virginia Groce was selected to participate in the National Association for Music Education's 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles at Walt Disney World
Kaitlyn Jones was one of four WVU 4-H members selected to represent WV at National 4-H Conference in Washington D. C.
7 Seniors earned WVU Scholarship of Distinction
Kerry Martin commits to play Division 1 Football at WVU
Martin is a two-time Class AAA All-State First-Team selection, two-time All-USA Today West Virginia First Team Defense honoree, three-time All-Mountain State Athletic Conference First Team Offense and was selected to the All-Kanawha Valley Team four times.
Kanawha County Schools Art Exhibit
Meera Hartman – 1st Place – Value Drawing
Jacob Hill – 1st Place – Watercolor Painting
Grace Mullins – 1st Place – Collage and Mosaic
Alyson Sergent – 1st Place – Sculpture
Lan Skaff – 1st Place – Photography
Meera Hartman – 1st Place – Graphic Design
Jasmine Simmons – 1st Place – Pottery
Daya Harris – 1st Place – Fibers
Quiz Bowl State Champions for three years in a row. Nationally ranked 64.
8 National Merit Semi-finalists and 6 finalists
29 AP scholars
Seniors Adam Pack and Azeem Khan chosen to participate in Youth Senate program in Washington DC.
Delani Buckner - Last year after softball season she was a sophomore all-American and Gatorade Player of the Year, State Softball Champion
*National Merit Finalist (she is a scholarship winner but that cannot be announced until after May 8th)
*Winner of the EQT Full Scholarship (up to $18,000.00)
*2nd in county, 4th in the region for Math Field Day
*Represented Hoover at National Robotics- Create US open Robotics Championship (19th in Division)
*Student Body President, member of volleyball team, National Honor Society, & Quiz Bowl
Garrett Cantrell - WV Governor's Art Exhibition First Place in High School Division
Class of 2019 - 43 honor graduates (15 highest honors, 10 high honors, 18 honor graduates)
10 students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Carver
2 Gold and 1 Silver Skills USA Competition
Silver - Zander Slack - plumbing
Gold - Shelby Fernatt - job demonstration
Gold - Kasey Shultz - Dental Assisting
Lauren Volk- One of 20 WV students to receive the Buckalew Scholarship from WVU
Piper Vance- 1 of Disney's 100 extraordinary youth from across the nation who participated in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy.
One of our two Inspire leaders who helped register 100% of our eligible students to vote.
Jacob Lesher- Received a perfect 36 composite of his ACT.
Emily Rinick- 1) Received the Billie Michael Student Leadership Award (American Spirit) which is presented by the National World War II Museum. This Award is received by one student from each state annually.
2) Ms. Kizmet Chandler, a teacher at Nitro High School and Ms. Emily Rinick, a junior at Nitro High School have been selected to attend The Albert H. Small Normandy Institute. Chandler and Rinick are one of fifteen student-teacher teams selected for this learning experience. They are the first student-teacher team to have ever been selected to represent the state of West Virginia.
*Over 70 CTE Completers for 2019
*Nitro received the Randolph Jennings Award for two years in a row. This award is given to schools who register 100% of eligible students to vote.
*12 students who will be competing in the National DECA Competition.
*Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL released the National Distinguished Unit Award (NDUA) list for 2018-2019 on 24 April 2019. Nitro High School AFJROTC (WV-953), (and South Charleston High School (WV-951) achieved this honor for 2018-2019 in West Virginia (Best of 900 AFJROTC programs worldwide). To be eligible for the NDUA "with Merit" award, units must have been in an inspection year (triennial) and received an outstanding rating, as Nitro did on 6 Dec 2016.
FBLA winners at the WV State Leadership Conference -
These students are now headed to the National FBLA Conference in San Antonio, TX:
Josh Flowers 1st place Computer Applications
Grace Underwood 4th place Impromptu Speaking
Austin Jones 3rd place Insurance & Risk Management
Valerie Massey 4th place Introduction to Business
Olivia Canterbery 2nd place Introduction to Business Communications
Shailey Caudill 2nd place Introduction to FBLA
Liza Grogg and Briaunna Hailey 3rd place Public Service Announcement
Carver Career Center- WV Skills USA winners from Riverside:
GOLD - Levi White - HVAC: Phoenix Carpenter - Welding
SILVER - Karli Stevens - Cosmetology
BRONZE - Sonny George - Related Technical Math; Andrue Bolin - Firefighting
Oscar Hanson - Highest score ever achieved at Riverside on the American Chemical Society test
All county Honors Band Members
Ashley Elswick, Seth Cavendish, Kasey Blankenship
JROTC Drill Team State Champions
East Coast Drill Brigade - Alissa Estep - #1 Marching
Alissa Estep named Intelligent Analyst for the US Army
Kanawha County Schools - Art Exhibit
1st Place (High School) - Color Painting - Ariel Foster
State Runner-up Quiz Bowl
Team Members: Zach Crouse
Randy Wyatt II
Nathan Garretson III
International DECA (6)
42 Honor Graduates
30 Business/Pro-Start/ROTC Completers
13 scored high than National average on NOCTI
2019 Senior class: Completed 17,710 hours of community service (class of 140 students)
2019 Senior class: Completed 47 CTE programs at SHS and 44 at Carver/Ben Franklin for a total of 91 total CTE completions
The senior special ed students completed a total of 14 CTE programs in a group of only 17 students
SHS students completed 167 total dual credit courses during the 2018-2019 year.
15 of 17 DECA students placed at the WV Career Development Conference in March.
7 students are competing at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando.
Emily Taylor and Daelen Boggs both received a Presidential Scholarship from the University of Charleston. (Full tuition covered)
Jenna Thomas beat the WV State Record for most softball home runs in a year.
Seth Fields won the Scholar Athlete of the Year scholarship from Channel 8/Todd Judy Ford.
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL released the National Distinguished Unit Award (NDUA) list for 2018-2019 on 24 April 2019. South Charleston High School (and Nitro HS) achieved this honor for 2018-2019 in West Virginia (Best of 900 AFJROTC programs worldwide).
Caroline Murphy won a Scholastic Writing Award
Enrollment tripled for incoming freshmen taking Intro to Engineering
28 seniors are completing English 102 after successfully completing English 101
Ben Franklin Career Center
Out of 32 graduating seniors from Ben Franklin (OPTIONS and CP), 20 (64%) have applied for post-secondary education, be it career and vocational as an adult, BridgeValley or WVSU.
Carver Career Center
126 secondary students earned a technical certification
38 post-secondary students earned a technical certification
8 recipients of the Governor's Workforce Credential- WV Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held at Fairmont – had one adult student place 1st in Client Services and 2nd in Job Interview. He will attend the National Convention in San Antonio, TX.
National Technical Honors Society – 70 inductees
SkillsUSA winners- 3 Bronze, 3 Silver and 8 Gold
Garnet Career Center
Garnet Automotive Technology Student 3rd place in WV State Skills Contest in automotive Services Technology
Automotive Technology student is in apprenticeship with Dutch Miller Subaru
Garnet Practical Nursing Program is celebrating its 100th graduating class this year.
3 PN students were awarded $500 Women's Club Scholarships.
CAMC has set up an interview day specifically for Garnet Nursing students after our successful Career Fair.
12 Practical Nursing students have already secured employment
51 Practical Nursing graduates this year.
22 Phlebotomy completers this year.