Contest winners

During Monday’s meeting of the Hancock County Board of Education, school officials recognized four county winners in the West Virginia Young Writers Contest. Receiving certificates were, from left, Mikalyn Balch, a fourth-grader from Allison Elementary; Wyatt Markowicz, a second-grader from New Manchester Elementary; Georgia Woolley, a sixth-grader from Oak Glen Middle; and Gabrielle Jackson, a junior at Weir High School. — Craig Howell