Paden City High School Celebrates Class of 2018
Wildcats Aubrey Neff and Levi Goddard served as co-valedictorians for the Paden City Class of 2018. Neff is the daughter of Chris and Denise Neff, also alumni of Paden City, Class of 1990.
In the fall, Aubrey will be attending West Virginia University to study Dental Hygiene as a part of WVU’s Honors College.
Aubrey participated in varsity softball and volleyball all four years of high school, and basketball her freshman year. In 2016, she was honored to be OVAC Player of the Year in volleyball, and in 2018, she was selected for first team all-state in softball.
Additionally, Aubrey is a Jason Learning Argonaut and traveled to the Amazon Rainforest in the summer of 2017 to study plants and insects.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl, Math Field Day, the Superintendent Council, and Sources of Strength.
Outside of school, Aubrey is a member of Pine Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville where she attends with her family.
Aubrey would like to thank all her teachers and advisors for helping her achieve the goals she set for herself.
She would also like to thank her coaches for teaching her lessons of respect and responsibility, on and off the court or field. Aubrey noted, “Most importantly, I want to thank my family for the unyielding love, support, guidance, and encouragement.
I am honored to have been a PCHS student, but I am excited to see what the future holds.”
Levi Goddard is the son of Lisa Goddard. During high school, Levi actively participated in the PCHS Marching Band, jazz band, pep band, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, HOBY, and theater. Levi attended the WV Governors Honors Academy in 2017 and also attended the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln Nebraska to perform a musical duet with fellow senior, Isaac Price. Levi will be attending Bethany College in the fall to major in psychology. He then plans on attending medical school to become a psychiatrist. Levi would like to thank his friends and family for all of their support.
Joshua Glover served as PCHS’ salutatorian. He is the son of Robert and Susan Postlethwait. As a student at Paden City High School, Glover was very active in the community. He was a member of the National Honors Society and the CATS Club, through which he participated in multiple community service projects.
He also became a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honors society, in his junior year of high school. Glover has also received the honor of being recognized as a vocational double completer, which entails taking specific classes based in business management and accounting. Glover graduated this year with honors as a scholar thespian, and his next step is to attend WVU to major in computer science.