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You Made A Difference Awards 2024

Thank you Andy, Diana and Sarah Claydon and the University Motors team! You made a difference for our teachers and students, too! 

Thank you to Andy, Diana and Sarah Claydon and University Motors for sponsoring and hosting the 2024 You Made a Difference Awards.  Students from each of our schools nominated a teacher by writing an essay about how the teacher made a difference in the student's life.  The winners from each school and their nominating student attended a reception and essay presentation for an evening to remember.  West Virginia Board of Education member Scott Rotruck served as Master of Ceremonies for the event.    


2024 Essay Winners and Teacher Winners  



Nominated by

Brookhaven Elementary

Ashley Ford

Willa Lindsey

Cheat Lake Elementary

Kelly Zundell

Emersyn Archer

Clay-Battelle Middle/High

David Joyce

Grace Blackburn

Eastwood Elementary

David Scott

Kennedy Cuenin-Meno

Mason-Dixon Elementary

Miranda Harker

Greyson Mattingly

Morgantown High

Elvira Stanescu

AP Physics Students

Mountaineer Middle

Sarah Queen

Lillian Shaffer

Mountainview Elementary

Megan O'Neil

Xavier Oden Sammons

Monongalia County Technical Education Center (MTEC)

Brian Lakatos

Summer Johnson

Mylan Park Elementary

Savannah Wright

Bryer Bartholow

North Elementary

Sarah Rummel

Caleb Stansberry

Ridgedale Elementary

Allasyn Simunic

Karli Collins

Skyview Elementary

Shanon Wamsley

Chesney King

South Middle

Ashley Glock

Olive Burgett

Suncrest Elementary

Melissa Forinash

Madelyn Hilleary

Suncrest Middle

Sean Watson

Emily Moore

University High

Tyler Gunnells

Kaileigh Johnson Martinez

Westwood Middle

James Hasley

Laini Osborne