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GSC Students Lend Helping Hand to Pocahontas County High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2011

For more information:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361 ext. 6390
Bob.edwards@glenville.edu

Glenville, WV– A group of Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholar volunteers led by GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program Coordinator Keith Barr recently completed a community service project at Pocahontas County High School.

GSC and Pocahontas County Hidden Promise Scholars joined forces to help erect a fence at the Pocahontas High School baseball field.

GSC and Pocahontas County Hidden Promise Scholars joined forces to help erect a fence at the Pocahontas High School baseball field.

On Saturday, November 18th eight GSC students, Barr, and GSC Academic Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Director Marcel Lazenby spent the day setting fence poles at the Pocahontas County High School Baseball field. “We are glad that we were able to help them erect the fence. Service projects like this help teach our Hidden Promise Scholars that it important to give back to society and help improve your community,” said Barr.

GSC student volunteers included: senior Dustin Mullins of Jackson County, senior Andrew Darby of Lewis County, senior Abby McCoy of Pocahontas County, sophomore Kenneth Karickoff of Upshur County, freshman Brett Woodson of Upshur County, sophomore Samantha Woodford of Upshur County, junior Justin Morris of Calhoun County, and senior Stephanie Stacy of Calhoun County.

The GSC volunteers were joined on the project by Pocahontas County Hidden Promise students, Audrey Lore, Brittany McMillion, Mia Ellison, Stephen Mick, Phillip Green, Clay Friel, and parents Marvin Lore and Rick Ellison.

The crew of volunteers took advantage of the nice weather to set poles for the fence. Pictured left to right: Kenneth Karicoff, Keith Barr, Justin Morris, Samantha Woodford, and Brett Woodson.

The crew of volunteers took advantage of the nice weather to set poles for the fence. Pictured left to right: Kenneth Karicoff, Keith Barr, Justin Morris, Samantha Woodford, and Brett Woodson.

Barr put together the crew to help build a fence at the Pocahontas County High School Baseball Field at the request of Pocahontas County Schools Superintendent C.C. Lester. Pocahontas County is one of twenty-one county school systems that have partnered with Glenville State College to form the Hidden Promise Consortium with the goal of improving communication between higher education and K through 12.

“The Hidden Promise Scholars Program at Glenville State College is a fantastic asset to students throughout the state. It is one of the most innovative undertakings that I have seen. We are extremely pleased that Keith Barr and the GSC students donated their time and effort to help us construct a fence at the baseball field. Kudos to Glenville State College for the many great things they are doing to help develop our future leaders,” said C.C. Lester, Pocahontas County Schools Superintendent.

GSC Hidden Promise Scholars have completed similar service projects in Calhoun, Gilmer, and Webster Counties, and are scheduled to complete another project in Upshur County this spring.

For more information about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Barr at keith.barr@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6054.

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