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Dear Editor: On Sunday May 30, the small but wonderful town of Middlebourne will come alive with the Dedication of a Civil War Monument. Folks have waited 145 years to witness this happen. You will see President Abraham Lincoln come down Main Street in h

By Staff | May 19, 2010

Tyler County Superintendent Jeff Hoover introduced Christina Richmond to the Board of Education on Monday evening. Richmond will serve as the new county extension agent.Richmond is originally from Wetzel County and a graduate from Valley High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Ag Environmental Education and her Masters degree in Ag Environmental Extension.

The members welcomed her to the county.

Tyler Consolidated Art Instructors Joyce Hagerty and Joe Semple introduced the art award winners to the board members.

The winners from the middle school were Kourtney Carroll, Dan Grimm, J.P. Flesher, Jeremy Lancaster, Brandon Moore, Carly Flesher, Myah Charkawi who all received awards for their two dimension and three dimension art work.

Christine Keplinger won the Govenor’s Congressional Award and her artwork will be displayed in Washington D.C. for a year. Honorable Mentions and Best of Shows went to Toni Conger, Taylor Clem, Haylea LeMasters. Alexis Ebert won an award and will be going to the Governor’s Honors School of Arts this summer.

Hagerty told the board that many schools have very limited art classes and Tyler County is very fortunate. She also informed them of the three online articles in a magazine highlighting Tyler County.

Keplinger and Spencer Kinnard have portfolios of work completed at school which were shown to the members. Semple stated the art program is a big plus to Tyler County Schools.

In other matters, Treasurer Jeff Davis presented the final budget for 2010-2011 school year. Based on the numbers, the board voted to provide funding to Public Library.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at Tyler County Board of Education Office located at Tyler Consolidated High School.