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  1. School Celebrates Student ‘Renaissance’

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    February 13, 2012 by wcobserver

    WEST FORK – Like their peers who make big plays and win big games in athletics, the students with outstanding academic performance were given a pep rally of their own at the West Fork High School on Fri- day, Feb. 3. A nationally-recognized initiative, Renaissance Program, works to acknowledge the educational achievements of students. Begun in West Fork in 2006, the program continues with a bang with the bi-annual pep rallies. And this time, the pep rally theme was quite appropriate for anyone who’s had to endure high school — it was “Survivor.” Those students with perfect attendance, a 3.30 GPA or above, and/or a .5 improvement in their GPA were recognized for their hard work with all sorts of prizes. Of course, it wouldn’t much of a pep-rally without the student body cheering them on, so as their names were called, those academically achieving students burst through a throng of teachers during the event before setting down to draw prizes. “The program is about recognizing kids for their academic achievements,” said West Fork Principal, John Crowder. “You know, so many times we recognize kids — and rightfully so — for their sports achievements or their band achievements, their extracurricular …

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  2. Four Cheers for the Big Easy

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    January 20, 2012 by wcobserver

    WEST FORK – More than just Mich- igan and Virginia Tech and their fans were at the Sugar Bowl. Four West Fork Middle and High School Cheerleaders traveled to New Orleans to participate in the football game’s halftime show on Jan. 3. During the second week in June, West Fork Cheerleaders attended a camp at the West Fork Activity Center; the camp was hosted by B2 Cheer and Dance. Over the three day period, the cheerlead- ing teams learned their competition routine, dance and cheers. They were also evaluated on maneuvers such as jumps, tumbling and dance. Seventeen senior high and junior high cheerleaders were given an audition for the Dream Team, which is comprised of 350 cheerleaders from 80 schools throughout the state. Out of the eight, four girls earned the money to make the trip to New Orleans and to make a chance of a lifetime come true. The four girls that earned this op- portunity were, Mary Beth Andrews, Autumn Gaesswitz, Ashlyn Stinnett and Tori Seaman. Over the four-day ad- venture the girls were treated to a New Year’s Eve party, learned their halftime routine and experienced the thrill of being in a major stadium like the …

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