Students from the Coalfields who earned the Golden Horseshoe Award received their hard-earned reward in a ceremony, Tuesday, June 13.
The Golden Horseshoe Test has been administered in West Virginia since 1931, testing 8th grade students knowledge about its history in the longest running program of its kind. The top-scoring students in each county received the award, the Golden Horseshoe pin, and are inducted as “knights” of the Golden Horseshoe Society by the state superintendent.
Students from Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Wayne were honored in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Students from McDowell, Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming were honored in a later ceremony at 11 a.m.
Winners from Boone County:
Tanner Gibson, Sherman Junior High School
Hayden Keith, Sherman Junior High School
Makayla Lester, Sherman Junior High School
Winners from Lincoln County:
Elyzabeth Adkins, Duval PK-8 School
Landon Adkins, Hamlin PK-8 School
Clay Smith, Hamlin PK-8 School
Winners from Logan County:
Megan Brown, Chapmanville Middle School
Caroline Simpson, Chapmanville Middle School
Aiden Smith, Chapmanville Middle School
Robert Christian, Man Middle School
Winners from McDowell County:
Cecilia Wilson, Mount View High School
Turner Addair, Sandy River Middle School
Sirius Billips, Southside K-8 School
Winners from Mingo County:
Zachary Stanley, Burch PK8 School
Judy Blevins, Lenore PK8 School
Payton Johnson, Matewan PK8 School
Ashlyn Fouch, Williamson PK8 School
Winners from Wayne County:
Julia Murdock, Buffalo Middle School
Alexa Watson, Buffalo Middle School
Isabella Stone, Ceredo-Kenova Middle School
Hunter Fitch, Crum Pre K-8 School
Trenton Waller, Fort Gay Pre K-8 School
Winners from Wyoming County:
Paisley Shannon, Huff Cons Elementary & Middle School
Gabriel Cook, Pineville Middle School
Calista Bachert, Road Branch Elementary & Middle School
Isaiah Paynter, Road Branch Elementary & Middle School
This year marks the 307th anniversary of the Golden Horseshoe legacy.