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Over 200 WV students honored as Golden Horseshoe winners

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Over 200 8th graders receive Golden Horseshoe awards in Charleston, WV Over 200 8th graders receive Golden Horseshoe awards in Charleston, WV
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More than 200 eighth grade students from across West Virginia received the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award today in Charleston, WV. These students are honored for their outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history.

State Superintendent Jim Phares inducted students from all 55 counties as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Society at a pinning ceremony at the Culture Center. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and other state leaders were also in attendance to congratulate the award recipients.

The Golden Horseshoe test has been administered in West Virginia every year since 1931. The exam tests student knowledge of West Virginia government, economics, geography, history and current events. The top scoring students in each county receive the prestigious award.