Stories From 2016’s Graduating Class

This is a compilation of stories submitted by some of this year’s local graduating class.  We look forward to hearing more from these talented young adults in the future and we look forward to receiving stories from many more students, graduates, professionals, retirees …. we are here to tell the Ohio Valley’s story and we can only do that by hearing from all perspectives.

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Madalynn Wood, JMHS 2016: Speak Up


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Hannah Mason, WLU 2016: Growing Up in a Growing Wheeling


Kallie Richards, JMHS 2016: Standardized Tested


Kaylee Miller, WPHS 2016: Girls State


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Alex Coss, JMHS 2016: An Open Letter to Future Seniors


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Hannah Mason, WLU 2016: How Dr. Zachary Loughman Became the Crayfish Expert


Elana Akers, WPHS 2016: Music Matters to Me


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Nick Cecil, JMHS 2016: Write Blogs