The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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April 29, 2013

Midland Trail students are honored

A group of seniors at Midland Trail High School who attended a college planning and leadership workshop last summer, called peer leaders, were recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Peer Leader Club at the College Summit awards event in Charleston earlier this month. All seven members of the club received $50 gift cards for college school supplies.

The peer leaders at MTHS teach monthly lessons to ninth graders about overcoming obstacles, setting goals, and the process of paying for college.

“The Midland Trail peer leaders set an extraordinary example at their school and for our state. They have been an inspiration for our region and entire organization,” said Jon Charles, College Summit executive director.

“I feel privileged to help Trail students, especially the freshmen,” peer leader Ericka Hinte said. “I want to help them understand that they can do anything that they put their minds to.”

Another peer leader, Chris Johnson, said, “I feel like it’s a reflection of me in the past. I feel like we are helping to build a better generation.”

College Summit is a national nonprofit that partners with educators, parents and community leaders to create a school culture of expectations — a culture in which all students are prepared to succeed in college, career and technical training, military, or whatever best fits their future goals.

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