Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
May 20, 2004, Thursday

Meagan Estep has been invited to join Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor
Society for juniors and seniors at West Virginia State University.
Estep is co-captain of the WVSU cheerleaders and is also the girls’
track coach at Poca High School. She is a member of honor societies
Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Eta Sigma, with a 3.85 grade point average.
Estep is the daughter of Perry and Judy Estep of Scott Depot.

Noah Walters was selected to receive the 2004 Concord Book Award and
a $ 500 scholarship from Concord College. Walters was selected as the
most outstanding student in the junior class at South Charleston High
School. He is the son of Bill and Debbie Walters of South Charleston.

Rebekah Horn received a bachelor’s degree in English writing recently
from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. She is the daughter of
Jim and Diana Horn of St. Albans.

Crystal Allene Cook has been awarded a yearlong Fulbright Scholarship
to Yerevan, Armenia, where she will study the Armenian language,
culture and literature. Cook is a 1989 graduate of Winfield High
School. She earned a degree in European culture and history,
with minors in English, Russian and German language from Columbia
University in New York City in 1993, followed by a master’s degree
in education in 1994. Cook is presently a professional writer living
in Hollywood, Calif. She is the daughter of Amy Cook of Eleanor and
Dan Cook of Hurricane.

Holly Rhinehart, daughter of Karen Smith Rhinehart of Davis Creek and
Robert Paul Rhinehart of Ocoee, Fla., will receive her master’s degree
in reading education from Marshall University Graduate College this
month. Rhinehart graduated from George Washington High School with high
honors. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia State
College with an elementary education degree. Rhinehart will graduate
from Marshall with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a fourth-grade
teacher at Sissonville Elementary School.

Brian L. Hager received the juris doctor degree on May 8 from the
Washington and Lee University School of Law. While at Washington and
Lee, he was editor in chief of The Washington and Lee Law Review,
a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honorary leadership fraternity and a
member of Phi Alpha Delta. He graduated cum laude. Hager is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hager of Winfield.

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