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Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

We are pleased to announce the names of the two members of the class of 2021 who have been named this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian.  Each of these students has devoted countless long hours and a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to their studies at SJHS to receive this time-honored recognition. The valedictorian of a graduating class is the student who has the highest weighted grade point average. The salutatorian of a graduating class is the student who has the second-highest weighted grade point average.


Class of 2021 Valedictorian

Anne B.


Class of 2021 Salutatorian

Mark T.

World Championship Bound!!

World Championship Bound!!

On Saturday, April 10th, SJHS Vex Robotics competed in the WV State Tournament. At the tournament, four invitations to the Robotics World Championship were awarded. BOTH of our SJHS robotics teams earned a spot and have been invited to participate in the Robotics World Championship! Team 34107K won the Excellence Award and Team 34107M won the Design Award.  This is our school’s second year in the Vex Robotics program. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of all our team members. Fantastic job and good luck at Worlds 34107K and 34107M!!

Team Members:  Blake S., Anne B., Mark T., Erin V., Andy V., Maggie G., Jaden E., Zoe K., and Jacob J.



Coach Shannon Lewis – WV State Coach of the Year

The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission is pleased to announce the National Federation Coaches Association 2019-2020 State Coach of the Year Award to Shannon Lewis at St. Joseph Central Catholic for Girls Basketball. Each year coaches are honored for their outstanding commitment to the athletes of West Virginia. Coach Lewis has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the coaching profession. The award is to be presented to Shannon Lewis at the Girls State Basketball Tournament. Once again, congratulations to Shannon Lewis for being named 2019-2020 NFCA State Coach of the Year. We appreciate your dedication to the sport of Basketball and your commitment to the development of young people throughout the state of West Virginia.

Governor’s School Now Accepting Applications From High School Students

For Immediate Release: Feb. 19, 2021




CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) and the Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA) are accepting applications from high school students. The West Virginia Department of Education will work in partnership with Marshall University to host the online events during summer 2021.

The GSA is for current sophomores and provides in-depth instruction in the fine arts including acting, creative writing, dance, digital media art, instrumental and vocal music, and studio art at no cost to students or their families.

The GHA is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of our state’s best students and school citizens. GHA is designed as an exceptional supplement to the high school curriculum. Students are led to explore cutting-edge theories in the arts and sciences and develop a greater understanding of how art, culture, and knowledge change with time.

In addition to refining their talents and abilities, students attending GSA and GHA develop lifelong friendships and are instructed and mentored by practicing professionals in their areas of interest.

Working in conjunction with Marshall University, it was determined last year that these events would be held virtually in order to make long-term plans for summer activities.  Learn more and apply by visiting Applications for both schools are being accepted through March 12, 2021.

Best Regards,

Dustin Lambert, M.Ed.


Middle Schools & Social Studies 6-12

Non-Public Schools

WVDE Office of Teaching and Learning

Middle and Secondary Services

Building 6, Room 221

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

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