April is “National County Government Month” and the County Commissioners of Upshur county came to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School to inform 8th grade students of their roles as commissioners as well as notify them of a state-wide essay contest. The essay contest featured the theme “How Does my County Commission Make Life Better for me?” Alayna Whitehair, an 8th grade student of Miss Board, won first place in the state-wide essay contest! Alayna and Miss Board are both recipients of a $500 prize which will be awarded to them at a County Commission meeting to be held at a later date. And Alayna’s essay will be featured on the CCAWV’s website next month!
Source: National County Government Contest Winners!!