2017 Exceptional Student Awards were recently presented by the Belmont County Advisory Council. A dinner and ceremony was held at the Belmont Career Center.

Pictured, in front from left, are Taylor Foster, Bellaire; Landon Deese, Union Local; Brian Leishman, Belmont County Alternative Program; Melissa Payton Bommer, Shadyside; and Addy Wilson, Martins Ferry.

Back row, from left, are Kevin Spears, Deputy Superintendent for the East Ohio Education Service Center, who received the inaugural "Brad McFadden Exceptional Educator Award;" Adam Jurovcik, St. Clairsville; Bryce Shiflett, Belmont Career Center; Angel Sweazy, Bridgeport; and Pete Tolan, East Ohio Education Service Center Director of Special Education, who also received the "Brad McFadden Exceptional Educator Award." Not pictured are Charlie Stewart, Barnesville and Adysen Mlynek, School of Hope.