A banquet honoring Mineral County’s Teacher of the Year Melissa Purdy, a fourth-grade teacher at Keyser Primary-Middle School, was held at Bonnieview Apostolic Chapel in Keyser, W.Va., on Thursday. Pictured front fow, from left, are finalists for the award: Mark Kowalski, Keyser Primary-Middle; Kimberly Furey, Frankfort Intermediate; Purdy; Deborah Wallizer, Keyser Primary-Middle; Adrianne Minard, Keyser Primary-Middle. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Allen Shapiro, First United Bank and Trust; Michael Funkhouser, West Virginia Teacher of the Year 2013 from East Hardy High School; Shelly Friend, First United; and Robert Woy, superintendent of Mineral County Schools.
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