2020 MVR Candidate Speeches

HHS 26th Annual Most Valuable Redskin Speeches
Posted on 04/24/2020
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Hurricane High School would like to thank those who made this possible with their continued support:
Calvin Broyles Jewelers
Putnam County Bank
The City of Hurricane

Introduction from Mr. PE McClanahan: 

Most Valuable Redskin Characteristics:
1. Values education and strives to reach his/her learning potential
2. Sets goals and accomplishes them
3. Participates in activities and enhances them through his/her involvement
4. Maintains good school attendance
5. Exhibits strong character, integrity, and loyalty
6. Exhibits an optimistic outlook on life
7. Interacts with others in a warm, friendly manner
8. Turns setbacks into victories
9. Recognizes his/her teachers, peers, and family as valuable human beings
10. Takes risks and shares new experiences with others
11. Values friendship
12. Takes pride in his/her accomplishments and celebrates the accomplishments of others
13. Represents his/her school well at extracurricular and community events


Rebekah Dimsdale

Rebekah is the daughter of Bill Dimsdale and Beth Donnoe. She has three older sisters, Tessa, a student at West Virginia State University, Sarah, an administrative assistant, and Pookie, a student at Charleston School of Law. She has two nieces, Catori and Emily, and a nephew, Mathew.
Rebekah is president of Environmental Club and an officer in LEO Club, FSEA, and Chem Club. She is also an active member of National Honor Society and played volleyball her freshman and senior years and ran cross country her junior year. She has also been on the archery team since her junior year.
Rebekah enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and spending time with her
friends and family. She is a member in the Teays Valley Lion’s club and actively participates in community service.
Rebekah plans to attend Coastal Carolina University, majoring in Marine Science and, upon graduation, work as a marine biologist.

 Katelyn Keen

Katelyn Keen is the daughter of Elizabeth and Richard Keen. She has one younger sister, Olivia, who attends West Teays Elementary School. 
Katelyn Keen is a four-year member of the award-winning Red Hot/Heat Wave Show Band, where she serves as the lead accompanist. Katelyn has also been recognized academically as a National Merit Finalist, a US Presidential Scholar Nominee, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She spends her free time playing the piano, reading, and playing video games.
Outside of school, Katelyn also serves as the Student Volunteer Coordinator for the Energy Express Summer Reading Program and gives piano lessons locally. She herself has been taking piano lessons for nearly 8 years.
Katelyn plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall, majoring in Chemistry with a Biochemistry focus, along with a minor in Physics. Upon graduation, she seeks to enroll in an M.D./Ph.D. graduate program in order to prepare for a career in medical oncology, scientific research, and professorship.

Enzo Jordan Lewis

Enzo Lewis is the son of Robert and Cindy Lewis. He has a younger sister, Emma, a freshman here at Hurricane High.
Enzo Lewis is an active member of the National Honor Society, Fuel Up to Play 60, Helping Paws, Link Crew, Student Council, and the baseball team.
Enzo enjoys snowboarding, working out, and spending time with his friends and family in his free time.
Enzo is a member of River Ridge Church and Revved Up CrossFit.
Enzo plans to attend Marshall University, majoring in physical therapy.

Ayanda Nnachi

Ayanda Nnachi is the daughter of Martin and Thembi Nnachi. She has an older brother, Chinedu, a student at the University of Kentucky and a twin brother Anele, a student at Hurricane High School.
Ayanda is an active member of the National Honor Society, Leo Club, Key Club, and International Club. Ayanda enjoys reading, volunteering at her church, and playing piano.
Outside of school, Ayanda is a member of Teays Valley Church of God.
Ayanda plans to attend Marshall University, majoring in political science and, upon graduating law school, she plans to work as a corporate attorney.

Rileigh Kate Snavely
Rileigh Kate is the daughter of Daniel and Pleshette Snavely. She is the youngest of four children. She has an older brother, James, a graduate student at Wake Forest, an older sister, Kennedy, a senior biology student at Marshall University, and an older brother, Jackson, a sophomore political science and economics student at the University of South Carolina.
Rileigh is our student body president and has been a member of student council for four years. She has loved spending many hours decorating for school functions with her fellow student council members, and, somehow, they always pull it off. She is also in DECA and has gotten a first-place title at states all four years of high school. She is also in FCA, Link Crew, and Ski Club. Rileigh has loved spending most of her high school time in her
running shoes with her cross country and track teammates. She has gotten the opportunity to compete at the state level in both cross country and track.
Rileigh Kate is a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane, where she was a YLC representative and has gotten to take part in multiple mission trips and has worked several upward games. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Tri-County YMCA and spent her summer life guarding at Waves of Fun. Rileigh also enjoys doing yoga and water coloring in her free time.
In the fall, Rileigh plans to start college and work on a double major getting her business and special education degrees. Upon graduation, she wants to event plan and hopes to someday open her own learning center.

Ryan Webster
Ryan is the son of Jon and Rumiela Webster. He has an older brother, Robert, who is a Junior at West Virginia University.
Ryan enjoys playing saxophone and was a member of Hurricane’s Redskin Marching Band and Red Hot Show Choir Band his Freshman year. He currently plays saxophone for Heat Wave and is a three-year singer/dancer for Red Hot Show Choir. Ryan is also a three year member of the West Virginia All State Chorus and a four-year member of Hurricane’s swim team. He is a leader on the Student Tech Team and is involved with Link Crew, Environmental Club, Chemistry Club, and Future Scientists and Engineers of America. He and his family attend Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Nitro, WV where he’s an altar server and lector.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys yoga, baking, eating, yardwork while
shirtless, helping friends move furniture, mindlessly scrolling the internet, sunsets, weightlifting, and Dodge Hemis.
Ryan plans to major in Exercise Physiology and pursue a Doctor of
Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. His dream is to make a career of helping people restore and improve their physical well-being.