Lincoln High School has announced that Haile Bennett and Hope Bray have been chosen as the April Students of the Month. Students of Month for May are Halie Hardman and Hanna Stoper.
Halie Taylor Bennett is the daughter of William and Robin Bennett of Shinnston. She is the granddaughter of Doretha Mayle and Merle and Darlene Welch.
While at Lincoln, Halie has taken Advance Placement classes, Honors English, and is enrolled in duel credit classes through Fairmont State University. She has received several Top Scholar Awards including one in Biology, College Prep Math, Perfect Honor Roll, and Digital Imagining. Halie placed 2nd at the state FBLA conference and she was inducted into the National Honor Society during her junior year.
Halie has participated in numerous activities and clubs during her four years of high school. She was the Vice President of the freshman class, was a four year member of the Key Club, served on the Student Council Executive Committee, Spirit Club, and the FBLA. Halie has worked many hours with community service projects including Feed-A-Family, Big Elm Fall Fest, United Way Gift Wrapping, served at ham and bean dinners, and helped with the candle lighting ceremony at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
Halie has also been a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and was named 1st team Big 10 Cheerleader during the 2015-2016 school year. After high school, Halie plans to attend Fairmont State University and study business with a minor in graphic design.
Hope Elaine Bray is the daughter of Doug and Jane Bray of Shinnston. She is the granddaughter of Merrill and Priscilla Bray and Cecil and Jane Elder.
Hope has been on the perfect honor roll each six weeks, as well as having perfect attendance all four years of high school. She is in the Top 25 of her class and received a Top Scholar Award for Speech. Hope has taken several Advance Placement classes, as well as honors classes. She was inducted into the National Honor Society during her junior year.
Hope has been very active during her time at Lincoln High School. She is President of the Key Club, Student Body Vice President, as well as being the Class Treasurer her freshman, sophomore, and senior years. Hope is also a member of the Student Council, Peer Mediation program, and served as the Vice President of the Christian Club. She has spent many hours volunteering for many service organizations. Hope has participated in Feed-a-Family, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Big Elm Elementary Fall Fest & Field Day, Angel Luv, Jack Rollins Fundraisers, Prom Fashion Show, Trunk-or-Treat, and Challenger Basketball League.
Hope is a four year member of the girls’ basketball and softball teams. She has received many honors during her time at Lincoln; in basketball she was named to the 1st team All County, 1st Team Big Ten, and 1st Team All State, as well as being a BB&T Athlete of the Week. Hope has also excelled in softball, making the 1st Team All County, 1st Team Big Ten, and 2nd Team All State, and BB&T Athlete of the Week. Her future plans are to attend Fairmont State University and major in nursing.
Halie Paige Hardman is the daughter of John and Tricia Hardman of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of John and Barbara Journic of Carmichaels, PA and Sharon and the late Jerry Hardman of Saltwell Road.
Halie will be graduating Lincoln High School ranked 18th in her class and a member of the National Honor Society. While at Lincoln she has been on the honor roll every six weeks. Halie is enrolled in dual college classes at the Caperton Center through Fairmont State University. She has also qualified as a PROMISE Scholar.
Halie has been involved with the Key Club and Spirit Club. She has participated in the Prom Fashion Show, Feed-a-Family, and the annual powder puff football game. Halie is a member of the girls’ varsity basketball team, having gone to the state tournament the last three years. While on the Cougar basketball team she was named Athlete of the Week for Harrison County EMS, Honorable Mention All-State, and 2nd team All County. During her junior year the girls’ basketball team was awarded the WVSSAC Academic Team Award. This year at the sports banquet Halie was named the WVSSAC Female Athlete for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity.
Halie has been elected to the Prom Court and Valentine’s Day Court while at Lincoln. She enjoys playing travel sports, skiing, and spending time with her family. Her future plans are to attend Fairmont State University for the pre-pharmacy program and then apply to WVU for Pharmacy School.
Hanna Elise Stoper, is the daughter of Rhonda Stoper and Lou Stoper of Lumberport. She is the granddaughter of Lou and Devanna Stoper of Lumberport and Pat and Linda Knight of Shinnston.
Hanna will be graduating in the Top 25 of her class and has been on the perfect honor roll. She has taken AP English, AP Civics, and AP Chemistry as well as dual credit college classes at the Caperton Center through Fairmont State University. Hanna was inducted into the National Honor Society during her junior year.
While at Lincoln, Hanna has been very active. She has been on the Student Council Executive Committee, sophomore and senior class Secretary, four year member of the Key Club, and Spirit Club. Hanna has participated in numerous service activities such as the Prom Fashion Show, Feed-a-Family, Big Elm Fall Fest, and raising money for Jack Rollins.
Hanna is a four year member of the Lincoln High School Marching Band and this year served as the Field Commander. She has also participated in the Jazz Band her 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years. Hanna was a varsity cheerleader her freshman year as well as being on the tennis team all four years of high school. Hanna recently signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Fairmont State University where she will be attending this fall. At this time her major is undecided.