This past Saturday, April 5, 2014, Logan High School participated in the 36th Annual SCORES Academic Festival at Marshall University, which brings together schools from all across West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
In all, 82 students from Logan High competed in 47 different competitions (104 contests were offered). Students worked and trained for weeks for their competitions and the hard work paid off, Logan High had 20 students place 1-3rd in their contest. Each school is awarded points in their division for how well the students perform on the day of the competition and trophies are awarded by division. Every student who competes helps to earn points for their school, if they place 1-5th. Divisions are based on school enrollment.
1st place-5 points, 2nd place-4 points, 3rd place-3 points, 4th place-2 points, 5th place-1 point
Only first, second and third are announced at the awards assembly. Logan High School students placed in 18 different contests. Recognized were:
1st place Corey France -Digital Forensics and Information Security.
1st place Dylan Vidovich- Broadcast Writing
1st place Dylan Vidovich Television News Package
1st place Jeremiah Casto- Human Geography
1st place Kirsten Lester Photojournalism Character Study
1st place Ty Hensley- Acting: Dramatic Interpretation of Literature
1st place Television Newscast-(Sarah Browning, Rachael Fortune, Hunter Napier, Shana Nelson, Autumn Stennet, Dylan Vidovich, Kaitlyn Williamson)
2nd place Brooke Mollet Feature Writing
2nd place Television Entertainment show-(Sarah Browning, Rachael Fortune, Hunter Napier, Shana Nelson, Autumn Stennet, Dylan Vidovich, Kaitlyn Williamson)
2nd place Haley Meade -Targeted Resume Development
2nd place Makayla Belcher -French 1
2nd place Travis Hall -Music Composition
2nd Shana Nelson Acting: Dramatic Monologue
3rd Place Christen Pack-Communication Disorders Exam
3rd place Economics Trivia Challenge Logan School-Team #1 (Joseph Colley, Preston Curry, Jeremiah Casto)
3rd place Kaylee Wolfe -News Writing
3rd place Kirsten Lester Photojournalism Feature Photo
3rd Place Preston Curry Information Technology Concepts
Seniors are also eligible to win one of seven scholarships based upon how well they perform the day of the competition. Logan High School received a Most Outstanding Student Scholarship, which was awarded to Dylan Vidovich. It is a Tuition Waiver for his first year at Marshall University.
After all the points were tallied, Logan High School won 3rd place in Division II for overall Best School, this year the divisions have been reduced from five to three, which increased from nine schools last year to 17 schools this year.
In their division, Logan High School had competition from East Carter High School, Fairland High School, Greenbrier West High School, Ironton High School, Lawrence County High School, Lincoln County High School, Portsmouth West High School, Ravenswood High School, Ritchie County High School, Sheldon Clark High School, South Point High School, St. Mary’s High School, Tug Valley High School, Wahama High School, Wayne High School, and Williamstown High School.