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2021-07-08

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  May 29, 2021

  Janelle Patterson

  Staff Reporter

  jpatterson@mariettatimes.com

  

  

  

  

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  The Sistersville Ferry is operating its first full season since 2018 and locals are hopeful for its success.

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  Mary Lou Ullman, left, and Doug Stephen, vice-president of the Marietta Moose Lodge, reminisce about Ullman’s 40 years as a bartender at the lodge.

  Adam Coil, 18, of Marietta, reads “Jane Eyre” on his family’s back patio this week. Coil plans to major in English at Wake Forest University.

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  Frontier recognized two valedictorians, Jacob Lowell Gutberlet and Alyssa Marie Snyder.

  Logan Haught welcomes the Frontier High School Class of 2021 and their families to graduation Friday and remembers deceased classmate Jordan Taylor Beagle in her opening speech.

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  An empty chair filled with an angel statue, cap and gown and carnation took the place of deceased Frontier High School senior Jordan Taylor Beagle, 17, of New Matamoras, who died on Sept. 7, 2020.

  

  Photo by Janelle Patterson

  An empty chair filled with an angel statue, cap and gown and carnation took the place of deceased Frontier High School senior Jordan Taylor Beagle, 17, of New Matamoras, who died on Sept. 7, 2020.

  NEW MATAMORAS — Friday’s 53rd commencement ceremony for the Cougars filled the Hank Morus Gymnasium at Frontier High School with echoing applause for not only the top academic achievers, but also those who have committed to military service, received academic and community scholarships and are entering the workforce.

  Logan Haught welcomed her fellow classmates and their families to the event Friday with a reminder of the trials the class had gone through to reach that stage, not only the impacts of coronavirus, but also the loss of one of their own.

  She also reminded them of the classmate Jordan Beagle, who died with her little sister Mikia in a house fire in September.

  “She was quiet, but when you would see her in the hallway or in the class, she was always smiling,” Haught described.

  Beagle, 17, was honored as a graduation candidate alongside her peers who received their diplomas Friday.

  

  Logan Haught welcomes the Frontier High School Class of 2021 and their families to graduation Friday and remembers deceased classmate Jordan Taylor Beagle in her opening speech.

  According to Superintendent/Principal Beth Brown, for the first time the school also had two valedictorians (Alyssa Marie Snyder and Jacob Lowell Gutberlet) who took the stage after recognition of salutatorian Nicholas Haught.

  

  Photos by Janelle Patterson

  Frontier recognized two valedictorians, Jacob Lowell Gutberlet and Alyssa Marie Snyder.

  Also recognized this week at the school’s awards ceremony and again summarized by School Counselor Holly Cunningham were the graduates who are leaving the local school district with accolades, financial backing and certifications ready to serve them in future endeavors.

  Cunningham explained that 24 members of the graduating class are headed on to additional education including four committed to playing sports in college, representing 13 institutions across Ohio and West Virginia, and four are heading into U.S. military service.

  The 50 graduates who walked across the gym stage Friday were handed their diplomas by Frontier Board of Education President Jeffery Knowlton and were prompted to change their tassels by senior Shayleigh Barrows.

  Janelle Patterson may be reached at jpatterson@mariettatimes.com.

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