BY JOHN CONLEY
Wyoming County Adult Basic Education recognized its graduates and top students in a ceremony held at Pineville Middle School last Tuesday.
Over 40 persons attained their GED in 2011.
"You don't get second chances in life usually," said Wyoming County Board of Education Member Arnold Harless, the evening's keynote speaker. "You have a second chance here and are taking advantage of it, and I commend you for that."
Among the students recognized was Kirsten Judge, who won the ABE Academic Student of the Year Award and received a Southern Foundation Scholarship from the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
Elvira Hatfield was named the SPOKES Distinguished Student. Angela Beaver was the SPOKES Student of the Year.
This year's graduates included Brittney M. Altizer, Angela Beaver, Mellinda A. Blankenship, Stephanie Blankenship, Adam Cline, Nicholas A. Curtis.
Brittney E. Fain, Allison N. Fralin, Austin R. Gentry, James Goode, Mindy Goodman, Sarah Hardy.
Elvira Hatfield, Michael A. Hoosier, Lora Karns, Michelle Mullins, William Johnson, Kirsten Judge, Randall Kenneda.
Kelly R. Matz, Brenda M. McClanahan, Jacob Morehouse, Ethan G. Mullins, Jason Mullins, Rena Osborne.
Jessica M. Reeves, Thomas Salisbury, Thomas Settle, Kevin Shrewsbury, Melissa Shrewsbury, Ryan C. Sowards.
Brandon Spears, Joshua D. Spears, Rebecca A. Stacy, James Suttles, Bridget A. Thompson, Amy Toler.
Katy M. Trent, Brionna K. Vance, Kirstie L. Varnes, Desiree D. Walls, Glenn R. Young.