MAN — The Logan County Commission approved $500 for an honor student at Man High School who has been nominated to represent Man High School and West Virginia by participating in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security: Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense to be held in Washington, D.C.
Commission President Danny Godby told Hunter, “It isn’t every day you hear of someone being recognized for academics, it’s usually something to do with sports. I want to shake your hand young man.”
Hunter Montgomery, son of Rick and Donna Montgomery, is excited about participating in the forum. “My goal is to become a weapons tech, so this is right up my alley,” he said.
The nomination was based on Hunter’s exemplary academic performance at Man High School. In their quest to find the highest-achieving students in the nation, they found Hunter through the National Research Center for College and University Admissions.
The National Youth Leadership Forum program helps participants enhance their leadership skills and learn how to apply them when they get home.
Hunter will hear from and personally meet top policy makers and experts in the fields of national security, intelligence and diplomacy. He will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the six-day program and will receive college credit through George Mason University.
The rest of the regular Logan County Commission meeting was mostly devoted to helping the youth of Logan County.
The commission approved $500 for the Logan High School cheerleaders to attend the state competition.
The Coalbots FLL Team 12563, made up of girls ages 9 through 16, were granted $500.
The Logan All-Girls Basketball League, an instructional league, has been having problems finding a place to practice. They found a place, but the owners did not want to assume the cost of electricity. The commission approved $3,000 toward the electric bill, which was based on a usage comparison made using historical data.
The next regular meeting of the Logan County Commission will be held Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.