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Jerry Stover

Jerry Stover (WV '97)


At the time of the Award, Jerry Stover was:

Clay County High School
Clay, WV

Subject(s) taught: Art, English/Language
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

In a project that blends art with history, art teacher Jerry Stover's students at Clay County High School in Clay researched, wrote and produced a 29-volume history of Clay County entitled Hickory and Lady Slippers-Life and Legend of Clay County People. Mr. Stover and his students have also helped pass legislation to protect local cemeteries; helped nominate their county courthouse to the National Register of Historic Buildings; established a county archive to preserve oral history recordings, photographs and written documents; and created the We Care Art Club to distribute clothing and food to needy families in the area. Mr. Stover was recently appointed by the Clay County Commission as the county's official historian.

Additional Information


1967 Glenville State College, B.A.

School-to-Work, Violence, Values/Ethics, Community Involvement, Vocations and Career Preparation, Fine Arts, Local Culture(s), State Standards