The Buckeye All-Stars cheer squad from Beverly traveled to Virginia Beach May 6 to compete in the U.S. Finals. The team placed in the top 10 of all squads in their competition. The squad and their leaders are Torie Bosner, Hunter Moore, Cassidy Courtney, Hannah Schilling, Maddie Webb, Lindsay Heiss, Aryka Dunfee, Bella Schilling, Catie Sleek, Kenzie Cary, Lilli Schilling, Ariane Pollock and Caeley Mincks and coaches Karri Lewis and Kayla Lewis.
The All-Stars competed against teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio.
Congratulations girls and coaches on a job well done!
The Fort Frye High School art department held its annual art show May 17. Best of Show was awarded to Kyla Stack.
Art media and project and the first-, second- and third-place winners in each category are as follows: Clay Michael Schilling, Sarah Willey, and Tyler Wittekind; Sculptamold Carrie Ramage and Kyle Schwendeman, Sam Bidwell and Logan Lewis, and Sarah Biehl; Slate Kyla Stack and Kylie Seese; Ink Kelsey Johnson, Rikki Lockhart, and Kaylee Craig; Fashion/Design Tristan Palmer, Jon Craig, and Jacynda Ross; Styro Riley Hess, Sam Bidwell, and Lexi Skinner; Paper Erin Cunningham, Abby Totman, and Brandon Ramage; Houses Kyla Stack, Kaylee Craig and Kelsey Watson; Spencer Lang and Max Alsbach; Print Jessica Daye, Travis Miller, and Sam Bidwell; Acrylics Kyla Stack, Kelsey Johnson, and Zane Alsbach; Pencil Kelsey Johnson, Zane Alsbach, and Sarah Duffey; Color Pointillism Kelsey Johnson, Jessica Daye, and Allyson Scott; Calligraphy Bradley Martin, Abigail Medina, and Allison Scott; Portraits Carrie Ramage, Travis Miller, and Morgan Dyar; Colored Pencil Kyla Stack, Zane Alsbach, and Koda Kell; Watercolors Kelsey Johnson, Kayla Vincent, and Abigail Totman; Black and White Pointillism Abigail Medina, Jon Craig, and Sarah Duffy; Collage Sarah Duffey, Carrie Ramage, and Erin Cunningham; Full Figures Sarah Duffey, Morgan Dyar, and Courtney McIntosh; Charcoal Kyla Stack, Rikki Lockhart, and Morgan Strickler; Etched Glass Dennis Palmer, Sammi Knotts, and Kylie Seese; Pastels Kelsey Johnson and Max Alsbach; Comic Book Koda Kell, Courtney McIntosh, and Kenneth Karrot; Multimedia Kyla Stack, Kaylee Craig, and Koda Kell; Ceiling Tiles Kyla Stack, Zane Alsbach, and Koda Kell; Cardboard Relief Amber Glidden, Jessica Isner, and Erin Cuningham.
Judge for the Art Show was Fort Frye Elementary School art teacher Eric Henniger, a Fort Frye graduate and three-time winner of the art show's Best of Show award.
Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.