Gala 2018


On March 1st, 2018 we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a Gala at the Walker Theater in the Clay Center. WVU President, Dr. Gordon Gee, presented a keynote speech about the importance of mentoring. Steve Knighton and Stacey Losh spoke about the history and impact of the program. Combined with the Old Hollywood glam theme, Larry Groce as Master of Ceremonies, Bob Thompson playing period jazz, and the Performance Quartet of the WV Youth Symphony performing a feature piece, it was quite a celebration! 


Dr. Gordon Gee


WV Youth Symphony Performance Quartet


Gayle C. Manchin presenting a Letter of Proclamation from Senator Joe Manchin to Allison McJunkin

Award Recipients

Legacy Award Recipient

Jay Margolis

Education Elevator Award of Excellence Recipients

Amy Crist
Doug Crouse
Sammantha Delph
Missy Spangler Stotts
Sharon Suppa

Education Elevator Award of Excellence Recipients

Amy Crist
Doug Crouse
Sammantha Delph
Missy Spangler Stotts
Sharon Suppa

Award Recipient Photos & Video



Lifetime Achievement Award

Callen McJunkin
Jamie & Kasey McJunkin

Producers Guild

Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Herbert E. Jones Jr & Gloria C. Jones Fund
Moses Auto Group
Orders Construction Company

Best Picture

Michael Wehrle
Wells Fargo Foundation

Best Director

Adelyn Jones
Julie Margolis
Brittain & Judy McJunkin
Jim & Mary McJunkin
Mac & Mary Lou McJunkin
Jennifer McJunkin Schwartz
Curt & Anne Steele
Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC
Margaret & Jay Costan

Best Leading Role

Ted & Calvert Armbrecht
Mark R. Eaker
Education and the Arts, Office of Secretary
Greylock Energy
Megan Justice Photography
Jay & Diane Meriwether
Mary Anne Michael
Holmes & Antoinette Morrison
Bob & Nikki Moses
Nina Peyton
Bob & Christine Pollard
Silling Architects
Steve & Diane Walker
Gary & JoAnn
White Young Floral
ZMM Architect Engineers

Best Supporting Role

Mike & Laura Lee Albert
Ann Bradley
Chuck & Pat Bibbee
Clayman & Associates
Grant & Tessa Morris
Ike & Stuart Smith

Individual Sponsors

Andy & Becky Ceperly
Nelle Ratrie Chilton
Michael E. Lloyd
Sally M. Love
Nancy T. Pfister

Our Corporate Partners


Education Elevators is a West Virginia based, non-profit organization that partners businesses and organizations with local schools to match their employees with students in need of mentors, role models, friendship, academic support, and individual attention.By impacting individual students, we respond to fundamental needs in our communities.Education Elevators is designed to facilitate and support meaningful mentoring partnerships of businesses and organizations with local elementary schools.

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