New Student Representative Joins W.Va. Board of Education

December 12, 2012

CHARLESTION, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education welcomed a new student representative on Wednesday, in Lincoln County during the last regularly scheduled meeting of the year. Luke Massey, who hails from Preston County, will serve as the student representative to the board through February.

Massey is a senior at Preston High School. He has served as student body president and ranks in the top 6 percent of his class. He is involved in a number of clubs and organizations at his school such as Key Club, Newspaper Club and Christian Fellowship Club, of which he is president.

“I want to give Preston County a greater voice in the affairs of education,” said Massey, who wants to be able to give back to his community.  “I hope that I am better able to serve the community and county which have given me so much these last 17 years.”

Preston County Superintendent Larry Parsons said Massey has “vision, determination and the skill set to be extremely successful … he will represent his county and state well.”

Massey spends his time volunteering with Valley District Lions Club, eight funeral homes, and both Reedsville and Kingwood Volunteer Fire Departments. He plays the piano and organ, and enjoys giving public presentations and speeches.

Massey’s future plans include attending college for business, mortuary science and political science. He said his time at the West Virginia Board of Education will prepare him for his future endeavors.

“I want to become a funeral director and a politician, and I feel that working with the Board of Education will give me knowledge on how to work with people.”

For more information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education Communication Office at (304) 558-2699.

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