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Students Applauded For Their Hard Work

By Staff | Apr 20, 2016

Some local students were honored recently for their hard work in the classroom at the annual Peoples Bank Academic Awards Ceremony.

The program, in its 38th year, recognizes students from Paden City and Tyler County whose grades place them in the top 15 percent of their classes, and who have straight-A averages.

This year’s Academic Hall of Fame honorees, all from Tyler Consolidated High School, were Kyle Frum, Scott Gorby, Brannon Jones, Hannah Roberts, Katlyn Seckman, Lacey Seckman and Julian Work. These top students are active Silver Knights who participate in many clubs and organizations.

We often focus our praise on athletic success, because it is hard to ignore the appeal of a cheering crowd supporting the home team. But a student who spends many hours conducting experiments preparing to enter an exhibit in a local science fair does not always receive the same amount of recognition as a star athlete. A student who toils for hours after class solving complex math problems is unlikely to hear the roar of a crowd, or see their name in the newspaper, when “x” equals “y.” But academic accomplishments endure, and are the foundation of success long after school ends. Congratulations to this year’s academic achievers, and to Peoples Bank for their continued commitment to the community.