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Tuesday Morning Briefing 12-6

By Staff | Dec 6, 2016

Julian Work

Good morning Tyler County.

Tyler County Schools have been ranked as the second best school system of the 55 counties in West Virginia by Niche, a publication that ranks more than 8,000 school systems across the country. Only Ohio County was able to narrowly slip ahead of the Silver Knights.

Niche ranked the Tyler schools as the best place to teach and as the second safest school district in the state.

Congrats. Think about it though. Makes sense. You have kids like Justin Phillips and Jenny Lynch making the grade to play in All-State Band. Last year, Julian Work, one of two valedictorians, earned a ka-jillion dollars in scholarships and he wasn’t the only Tyler student to earn the big scholarships.

But before folks start patting themselves on the back, realize this. Just because the school district earned this honor, doesn’t mean everyone is going turn into super star students like Work, Brannon Jones or Kyle Frum before they graduate. Because of dedicated teachers and staff, students have an amazing opportunity to achieve their academic ambitions, but it is up to the individual to work hard to pursue these goals.

Brannon Jones

More on this story will appear in the Dec. 14th edition.

In sports news, TCHS stars Jace Reed of Class A All-State and Wildcats’ Hayden Hizer were named Second Team Offense for Class A All-State. TCHS speed demon Tyler Anderson was named to the Defense for All-State.

Special Honorable Mention for All-State honors goes to Aaron Heasley and Brandon Keys. To learn more about Keys and the upcoming wrestling season, see Ed Parsons’ story in this week’s Tyler Star News.

Honorable Mention for All-State goes to Rander Amos.

Wildcats’ Aaron Heasley and Hayden Hizer were named First Team All-OVAC Football; Rander Amos, Mike Shreves and Wesley Smith were named Honorable Mention.

Kyle Frum

Good job gentlemen.

Beallsville’s girls’ basketball team defeated Paden City — 76-17.