Student Programs


All students attending a WV high school or college are invited to compete in the annual Pearl S. Buck writing contest. Awards of $1,000 each will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student winner, and a high school winner will receive $250 and a scholarship to the WVU English Department's Summer Scholars program

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Student Programs


The Office of Middle/Secondary Learning is pleased to sponsor both the Golden Horseshoe Program and the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair. In addition, we partner with several organizations to provide our students—and teachers—with exciting events and opportunities such as the United States Senate Youth Program (in collaboration with the Hearst Foundation), Youth and

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Social Studies


Student Programs Resources 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 children and

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WV State and Regional Fairs


Information about State and Regional Science Fairs is updated as it becomes available.  If you would like to include or update information about a State or Regional Science Fair in your area, please contact WVDE Science Coordinator Robin Sizemore at and provide the following information: Name of Region (RESA) and Fair: Fair Location: Fair dates:

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Science in Arts Challenge


Science and art are everywhere, and the interdependence of the subjects is undeniable.  The Science in the Arts Challenge has been created to encourage high school students to consider, research, and present information about relationships between the two seemingly different subjects.  This year’s Science in the Arts Challenge will be at the Charleston Civic Center during the West

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Annual Competitions, Scholarships and Programs


The information is listed in a monthly order of the programs or when registrations or applications are due. Some programs occur annually, some do not; please check the specific links and contact the sources for more details. Some listings are for individuals, some are for teams, whole classes, or schools; see links for details.

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Co-Curricular Student Organizations(CTSO)


Career and Technical Student Organizations integrate into Career and Technical Education programs and courses. CTSOs extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels. CTSOs are a powerful avenue for helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement,

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Student Opportunities


West Virginia CTE students have unique post-secondary opportunities to showcase their high-quality technical skills and academic achievements through the Governor’s Workforce Credential, National Technical Honors Society, and scholarships. The Governor's Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of business processes within a Simulated Workplace environment. The West Virginia Governor endorses only

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Simulated Workplace Resources


The Simulated Workplace program creates high-quality business and industry learning environments that empowers nearly 24,000 students to take ownership of their education and future career success. The Office of Governor’s Economic Initiatives oversees and supports training opportunities and on-site reviews for our 1,200 Simulated Workplace companies across the state.

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The Advanced Career Education (ACE) program provides high school graduates with the opportunity to enter an advanced technical program of study for targeted industry sectors. This “13th year” will allow students to achieve advanced credentials, certifications, and licenses while earning potential college credits towards an associates of applied science degree. The majority of CTE