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Chapmanville High
June 2002 Newsletter

Miss White's Students Travel WV

On Friday, May 3, the Travel West Virginia class of Chapmanville High
School visited Blennerhassett  Island Historical State Park, one of West Virginia's principal tourist attractions. 26 students and four chaperones took a ferry to the island where several students rented bicycles, while others covered the island's historic trails on foot. Meagan Sellards, a CHS junior, comments, "I liked riding the bike and touring the grounds. It's a pretty place."

Later in the morning, students heard the history of the island as related
by costumed guides who ushered the group through the mansion and its
connected buildings. The mansion complex, although impressive, was somewhat surprising to the travelers. "I expected the house would be larger, but on the whole, I enjoyed the trip very much," said Charlotte
Mullins, CHS junior.

Besides the recontructed model of the Blennerhassett residence, thirteen other historical site have been designated on the island. Among them are the Great Tulip  Poplar, Walnut Plantation; the Neale House, a fine brick home visited by the poet Walt Whitman in 1849; and the Putnam-Houser House, visited by the famous Methodist bishop, Francis Asbury in 1810.

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National Honor Society Sponsors Prom Promise

Throughout the week of May 6 through 10, the National Honor
Society Torch Chapter of Chapmanville High School sponsored several Prom Promise activities to encourage students to have an enjoyable, but alcohol free prom.

First period classes participated in a Door Decorating Contest illustrating the theme, "Survive - Don't Drink and Drive."  First prize was a pizza party for the class that created the winning door.

NHS members stationed in the cafeteria at lunch asked students to sign the Prom Promise Pledge. Junior English classes composed poems and Honor Society members made posters  illustrating the dangers of drinking and driving.

Community sponsor Greg Dalton of 
Nationwide Insurance provided
materials and support for the project.

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