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SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's and women's swimming programs have been named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams, announced the organization on Tuesday.

West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College is currently accepting new members for the community band and has changed its practice schedule in an effort to make it more convenient for those who would like to join.

THE DOMINION POST - Good citizens help to build good government and institutions, and more than 20 young women of the class of 2019 from several area schools have been learning what it takes to build and preserve a strong democracy.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Jessica Lynch, a West Virginia native and former prisoner of war in Iraq, told young women taking part in the American Legion Auxiliary West Virginia Girls State Friday to pursue their dreams.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Citizens of the American Legion Auxiliary West Virginia Rhododendron Girls State took part in an inauguration ceremony for their newly elected 2018 governor Thursday on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Nataya Bartlett, 2018 RGS governor, told her fellow citizens of Girls State and constituents to “persist despite the odds.”

ELKINS - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin addressed American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State citizens Thursday at Davis & Elkins College, encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities they have as American citizens.

Davis & Elkins College Student Veterans Association Mark Lanham Jessica Jynch Debbie Larkin

ELKINS - American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State citizens have spent the past week at Davis & Elkins College learning about government and the sacrifices veterans have made for their country. Friday, they heard a first-hand account as U.S. Army veteran Jessica Lynch told them of her traumatic experience as an Iraq prison of war.

WBOY - Female leaders from throughout Randolph County headed to Davis & Elkins College for Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s first Women in Leadership Conference.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the young women taking part in the American Legion Auxiliary West Virginia Rhododendron Girls State are the future leaders of the state.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State citizens possess the skills the state needs to prosper in the future. Morrisey was the featured speaker at the 76th session Wednesday at Davis & Elkins College where nearly 300 rising high school seniors are learning about government, leadership and citizenship.

Davis & Elkins College American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner

ELKINS - The right to vote took on a special meaning for American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State citizens Tuesday as they had the opportunity to meet a Davis & Elkins College alumna who was the first 18-year-old in the nation to register to vote. Ella Mae Thompson Haddix, ’75, a retired Tygarts Valley High School art teacher, was a special guest accompanying West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner for the 76th session on the D&E campus.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - With their own American Legion Auxiliary West Virginia Rhododendron Girls State elections on the horizon, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner spoke to the group Tuesday about the importance of elections and voting.

THE RECORD DELTA - The queen of everything autumn will be none other than a 19-year-old Buckhannon native when the 82nd annual Mountain State Forest Festival gets underway Sept. 30.

West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue gave American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State citizens two pieces of advice Monday: get an education and learn how to balance a budget. Perdue was the guest speaker for the first full day of the 76th session at Davis & Elkins College.

Davis & Elkins College Tygarts Valley High School Highlands Scholar Program

ELKINS - Four Tygarts Valley High School students received the Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s annual awards ceremony. The distinctive Highlands Scholar Program provides a significant tuition discount to West Virginia students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of graduation. Scholarship awards vary based on GPA, county of residency and whether the students live on campus or commute.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue spoke Monday to the roughly 300 girls from across the state who are attending this year’s American Legion Auxiliary West Virginia Rhododendron Girls State.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Sydney West American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State opened Sunday at Davis & Elkins College with a keynote address from U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and welcoming remarks from organizers and local leaders. The week’s theme, “Embrace the Magic of New Beginnings,” resonated throughout the Opening Assembly in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue will speak to more than than 300 female rising high school seniors today as part of American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State.

The 76th session began Sunday evening on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Each day this week, the Girls State participants will hear from some of West Virginia’s top government officials.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College is hosting 300 seniors for the 76th Girls State session.

Workshops began Monday morning and throughout the week citizens will get crash courses in government, public speaking, college prep, and much more.  One participant said she is happy to share the experience with girls her age and enjoys the smaller group settings.

WDTV - They lined up to start a week to remember.

"I think just going with an open mind really helped me," said Sydney West, governor for the 2018 American Legion Rhododendron Girls State.

What they’ll be doing: becoming better citizens.

WBOY - The Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State began the week with over 300 girls from high schools all over the state making the journey to Davis & Elkins College. The week-long event will give the students a look into Americanism, citizenship, and leadership.

Davis & Elkins College Elkins High School Highlands Scholar Program

ELKINS - Elkins High School students received the Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s annual awards ceremony. The distinctive Highlands Scholar Program provides a significant tuition discount to West Virginia students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of graduation. Scholarship awards vary based on GPA, county of residency and whether the students live on campus or commute.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Division of Adult and Online Learning has released the President’s List and Dean’s List for the winter 2018 RN-BSN rotation. Students pursuing their degree must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded coursework during the rotation with a term grade point average of 4.0 to earn the President’s List or a grade point average of 3.6 to less than 4.0 to earn the Dean’s List.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Mountain State Forest Festival welcomed Maid Silvia LXXXII and her maids of honor to Elkins Sunday during a special reception for the three young women who will represent the 82nd Forest Festival.

Rev. Dr. Kevin Starcher

ELKINS - Every life is filled with beauty and tragedy, and because there is only one chance to make it a success, it must be surrounded with love, the Rev. Dr. Kevin Starcher advised the Davis & Elkins College Class of 2018.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will welcome more than 300 female rising high school seniors selected to learn more about Americanism, citizenship and leadership as American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State makes its move to the campus. The 76th session is set to take place Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Four Pickens School students celebrated with friends and family Tuesday in a commencement ceremony that highlighted their successes.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball program invites area youth to participate in a camp that will build on and help to polish their skills.

This is the second year the team will be hosting the “Senators Skills Basketball Camp” which will focus on developing fundamentals, mentality and basketball IQ, as well as improving ability.

Photo of the Day
Three employees representing 50 years of service were recognized for their retirement at the annual Davis & Elkins College All Campus Picnic. From left are Instructor of Theatre Ruth Humphrey, Enrollment Coordinator and Veterans Liaison Officer Debbie Larkin and Administrative Assistant for the TRIO program Rose Orais-Nay. Photo by Linda Howell Skidmore. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

 

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