Student Competitions and Scholarships

National Technical Honor Society The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members and nearly a million members since its inception in 1984. Awarding over $1.7 million in scholarships to date, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s ...

PAEMST – Science

2021 West Virginia State Finalists for PAEMST – Grades 7-12 Science Educators Renee Haines is a science teacher with 14 years of experience at Martinsburg High School in Berkeley County, WV. A National Board Certified Teacher, Mrs. Haines holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in Secondary ...

Arts Alive

Arts Alive Arts Alive is the West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia; a competitive submission process; and/or by invitation. ...

Visual Art

WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Visual Art Education The study of visual art provides students with the skills to appreciate and create and visual art.  In visual art, students explore the world of art through subject matter that centers on the student’s own environment, allowing them to express ...

Theatre

WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Theatre Education The study of theatre provides students with the skills to perform, create, and appreciate theatre. In theatre, students study, adapt, and create stories for performance; identify contemporary styles of theatre/drama and depict characters in them; identify elements of technical theatre; and ...

Music

WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Music Education Music education provides students with opportunities to explore the world of music through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening and to develop skills to perform, create, and appreciate music. Civic literacy is developed in music education through the study of patriotic and ...

Dance

WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS - Dance Education The study of dance provides students with the skills to perform, create, and appreciate dance. Students will experience a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques. Advancing personal knowledge of a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques, students develop ...

Student Programs

West Virginia’s Poetry Out Loud ContestPoetry Out Loud is a national contest in which high school students memorize and recite poetry for an audience. The competition begins on a school-wide level, with the winners at each school advancing to the statewide competition held at the Culture Center in Charleston (TBA). The winners from each US ...

Social Studies

Student Programs Resources Golden Horseshoe The National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.” The National Council also states that the primary purpose of social studies education is to help our ...

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