Abbi Carney, Cheyenne Conner and Chloe Yocum from Cameron High School and Riley McIntyre from Moundsville Middle School are being recognized for their outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history by being named the 2018 West Virginia Golden Horseshoe winners in Marshall County.
Given every year since 1931, the Golden Horseshoe test assesses student knowledge of state government, history, economics, geography and current events.
The Golden Horseshoe test is not a statewide competition which means 8th grade students compete against other 8th grade students who attend school in their own county. The number of winners per county is based on population.
Students with the highest scores in each county earn the distinguished Golden Horseshoe award. During a formal pinning ceremony, students are inducted as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Society.
This year, CHS 8th grade History teacher Dan Gatts has earned an Honorary Golden Horseshoe. He has had 15 Golden Horseshoe winners in his 9 years of teaching WV History at Cameron High School and two state WV History Bowl titles.
Gatts and the four Marshall County students will be will be honored during a banquet on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the WV Culture Center in Charleston.
From left: CHS 8th grade History Teacher Dan Gatts, Cheyenne Conner, Abbi Carney and Chloe Yocum.
From left: Riley McIntyre and MMS 8th grade History teacher Bill Gallagher.