The Fort Gay High School Alumni Association elected leadership positions for 2022 at their last meeting on October 23 at the middle school in Fort Gay. Continuing in their appointments from this year are President Gary Huff of Henryville, Indiana; Vice-President Danny Sartin of Fort Gay; Treasurer Kamala Messer of Fort Gay; and Secretary Doris Staton of Proctorville, OH.
In addition to choosing officers, FGHSAA selected committee chairs for 2022: Mike Workman. Fort Gay, Mountain Heritage Day Parade Chair; Rita Pelfrey. Huntington, WV, Alumni Banquet Chair; Richard Plymale, Lexington, KY, Scholarship Chair; Mary Madsen, Huntington, WV, Public Information Chair, Tim Preston, Fort Gay, Golf Tournament Chair; and President Gary Huff, Sports Hall of Fame Chair.
The FGHSAA was formed 25 years ago with the intention of giving something back to the community in the form of scholarships for students at Tolsia High School to attend Marshall University. Tolsia High School was created upon the closure of both Fort Gay and Crum High Schools, so the scholarships are open to students from Fort Gay, Crum, and the surrounding area.
The association’s fundraisers and contributions from donors have enabled the awarding of a scholarship each year to a Tolsia student from 1997-2021. Winners of the $3000 scholarship are chosen by Marshall. Beginning in 2022, two FGHSAA scholarships will be given to THS students each year, in addition to scholarship renewals for previous winners who have maintained academic standards as set by Marshall University.