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More than 3,000 students participated in the WESTEST 2 LOGO Art Contest! These art entries were reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of educators and community members. Following the review process, nine finalists, one from each assessed WESTEST 2 grade level, and one overall state winner (chosen from those nine) were selected and announced during the January 14, 2009, West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Meeting.

The WVDE Office of Assessment, Accountability and Research (OAA) hosted a reception prior to the WVBE meeting to honor the eight finalists and one state-level winner. Each art contest finalist received a certificate of recognition, a digital camera, and a framed copy of his/her artwork. The overall state winner also received a laptop computer. 

Nine grade-level finalists were selected:

Grade 3: Daisy McCune Divide Elementary School Fayette County
Grade 4: Emma Pino Rosedale Elementary School Fayette County
Grade 5: Emily McNeil Woodsdale Elementary School Ohio County
Grade 6:; Bryan Stone Hamilton Middle School Wood County
Grade 7: Adam Church Hedgesville Middle School Berkeley County
Grade 8: Josh Chancey Ripley Middle School Jackson County
Grade 9: Crysta Long Tyler Consolidated High School Tyler County
Grade 10: Tori Shepherd Parkersburg South High School Wood County
Grade 11: Sonya Mullins Matewan High School Mingo County

From these nine grade-level finalists, one overall state winner was selected:

Grade 9: Crysta Long Tyler Consolidated High School Tyler County

All students who entered their artwork in the WESTEST 2 Logo Art Contest will receive a certificate of recognition from the WVDE for their participation.

All Contest Winners

Front Row (left to right):  Daisy McCune (3rd); Emma Pino (4th); Tori Shepherd (10th); and Bryan Stone (6th).
Middle Row (left to right):  Adam Church (7th); Emily McNeil (5th); and Crysta Long (9th).
Back Row (left to right):  Josh Chancey (8th); Pat Dillon, WVDE OAA; Ellen Haley, President, CTB/McGraw-Hill; and Sonya Mullins (11th).

WESTEST Logo Winner

State-level logo contest winner Crysta Long, her family, and members of Tyler County School District pose with Delores Cook, President, WVBE and Dr. Steve Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.

The winning logo entry will appear on all WESTEST 2 test booklets and all ancillary test materials below you can see a sample of what the logo will look like on the Student Testbook cover.:


  • The WVDE would like to extend our appreciation to Pomeroy IT Solutions of Charleston for providing the laptop computer.
  • The WVDE would also like to thank Wal-Mart Superstore of South Charleston for their monetary contribution to these student awards.