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County: Gilmer

High School: Gilmer County High School
GPA: 4.0

Activities and achievements: The captain of the varsity cross-country team and former co-captain of the track team, Conner received the West Virginia Federation of High School Athletes School Sportsmanship and Spirit Award. He is student council president, a member of the National Honor Society and Young Democrats. In addition to his school work, sports teams and extracurricular activities, Connor has volunteered for Relay for Life and Energy Express.

Plans: Conner is considering several four-year colleges in West Virginia, and he plans to study business and political science. He wants to eventually get into politics.