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18-year-old Saira Blair of West Virginia becomes youngest elected U.S. lawmaker
Nov 6, 2014 • Tech TimesShe will resume her college studies in the summer and fall. Blair is also the daughter of West Virginia State Senator Craig Blair. She launched her campaign while studying at Hedgesville High School in Hedgesville, West Virginia. She will represent ... More
Freshman West Virginia lawmaker, 18, strives to be voice for a generation
Nov 15, 2014 • Tribune-ReviewAmber Semi, a sophomore at Hedgesville High School, which Blair attended, helped during the campaign. She and Blair, who were in show choir together, go ice skating, shopping, hiking or on long drives together because “they're both really big talkers.”. More
WV Football Playoffs Controversy
Nov 9, 2014 • The News CenterMusselman and Woodrow Wilson had two common opponents (Oak Hill High School and Hedgesville High School) and they both won each game. Woodrow Wilson finally comes out on top over Musselman during the fourth level tiebreaker; points scored ... More
From the Classroom to the Capitol: America's Youngest Lawmaker Is All About ...
Nov 12, 2014 • Daily SignalWhile still a senior at Hedgesville High School in Martinsville, Blair launched a primary challenge against Larry Kump of Berkeley, her district's two-term Republican incumbent, defeating him just before graduation. Kump had succeeded Craig Blair ... More
Editorial: Lighten up on the new kid in the Legislature
Nov 10, 2014 • Charleston Daily MailEighteen-year-old Saira Blair will be one of the 24 new Republican lawmakers sworn into the House of Delegates when the session begins Jan. 14. Blair will not only be the youngest member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, she'll be the youngest ... More
Board fires Hedgesville teacher facing sex charges
Oct 9, 2014 • Charleston Daily MailBerkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon tells The Herald-Mail that the school board voted last week to terminate Thomas' employment as a teacher at Hedgesville High School. The 31-year-old Thomas is charged with third-degree sexual ... More
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