Among Our Youth ...

Let Me Tell You About Thomas

Kim Wilsoncroft

I am Kim Wilsoncroft. My husband, Chet, and I have two sons: Thomas and Troy. Troy is a Sophomore and an honor student at Doddridge County High School; Thomas graduated from Liberty High School, Harrison County, last Spring. I will tell you about Troy later. Now, let me tell you about our son, Thomas!

Thomas is a member of the Salem church of Christ. He was baptized into Christ April 27, 2004.

During his high school career, Thomas achieved these credits: Honor student; Who's Who Among American High School Students (all four years); National Honor Roll Award Winner from U.S. Achievement Academy; Member of Liberty National Honor Society.

Thomas' achievements were not all purely academic he was also actively involved in FFA during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was a member of the Liberty FFA Forestry Team that placed 1st in the State Forestry CDE. Thomas placed 3rd individually in the state. Their FFA Forestry Team placed 6th at the National competition in Louisville, KY. Thomas placed 12th individually in the nation, receiving a $500.00 scholarship from the National FFA Foundation.

He was a member of the Liberty Parliamentary Team that placed 2nd in state competition. He was also a member of the FFA Environmental and Natural Resources National contest team that competed at Louisville, KY, and was elected president of the Liberty Chapter of FFA in his senior year.

In July 2004, he was appointed State vice-president of the WV Eastern Region by the FFA Advisory Committee. He will represent the State FFA at several different events and activities throughout his region and state.

Thomas is currently enrolled at Glenville State College, majoring in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis on Forestry.

Thomas has several outdoor interests, including hunting, fishing, trapping, and ginsenging. In September of 2003, he won 1st place at the Governor's Outdoor challenge at Stonewall Jackson Lake. This completion involved proficiency with a bow, .22 rifle, shotgun (skeet), and rod casting. It also included wildlife, tree, and plant identification.

Each spring, Thomas helps his grandpa and grandma, Harlen and Ruth Headley, in making maple syrup. When he wants to relax, he is usually found strumming on his guitar and singing his favorite songs.

Thank you for letting me tell you about our son. Now, tell me about your children! -128 O Valley St., Salem, WV 26426.


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