Honors Academy students help in Marion


​FAIRMONT — About 200 high school juniors from across the state volunteered in Marion County on July 8, as part of a Day of Service for the Governor’s Honors Academy.

Fairmont State University is hosting the three-week residential program, administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. The academy aims to challenge high-achieving students to grow intellectually, creatively and socially in a culturally diverse atmosphere.

On the afternoon of July 8, participants volunteered on campus, with the city of Fairmont and with local non-profit agencies and community service organizations. Students working with Westside Action Coalition helped open a community garden at the corner of Wheeling and Chicago streets, for instance, while students at Tygart Center performed a choral concert for residents.

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