Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy
High school students from across the state participated in the inaugural Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy July 9-11 at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia founded the academy in August 2012 to honor Dunn, one of its pioneer members and industry leaders, who died of cancer in April of that year.
Academy participants were:
Cordel Rader, Braxton County HS; Ryan McCulley, Bridgeport HS; Jordan Harlan, Trevor McGowan, Hunter Simms and Michael Yates, Brooke HS; Hunter Samples and Mitchell Williams, Buckhannon Upshur HS; Ryan Mullennex, Elkins HS; Kevin Rhoades, Gilmer County HS;
Emily Brown, Herbert Hoover HS; Kristen Brown, Conner Cunningham, John Fisher, Travis Lavenski, Michael Martino, Evan Robinson, Cody Sanders and Jared Whited, Hurricane HS; Isabella McMillion, International School of Stavanger; Andrew Sayre, Liberty HS; Lloyd McIntyre, Nitro HS; Grant Cunningham and Rachel Rogers, Notre Dame HS;
Charles Schriner, Parkersburg Catholic HS; Christopher Rasnake, Poca HS; Brandon Gleason, Point Pleasant Sr. HS; Morgan Amick, Richwood HS; Austin Hall and Preston Martin, Ripley HS; Zack Norman, Tri County ALC; Marcus Nichols and Brock Yeater, Tyler Consolidated HS.
To learn more about the Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy and to download the application, visit www.tomdunnacademy.org.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Alliance for a Healthier Generation announced that Mataio Swain, 15, of Charleston has been selected to serve on its 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board. Mataio was chosen for his passion to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by inspiring his peers, schools and communities to live healthier lives.
The alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is one of the nation's largest nonprofit organizations working to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. The 21-member youth board is one of the only youth-led advisory groups in the country focused on childhood obesity issues.