EHS student receives state award

The members from the Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation are pleased to announce that a Jake member from their chapter has been selected as a 2013 “West Virginia State Extreme Jakes of the Year.”

Daniel Scott of Beverly was presented with his award during the West Virginia State NWTF Banquet and Awards Dinner in Flatwoods in January. All applicants are scored on their individual achievements by attending JAKES Day, helping with Jakes Events, Conservation Projects, Community Service, Leadership Skills and


Scott is currently in eighth grade at the Elkins Middle School, where he participates in the school band and is also a part of the EHS Drum Line. He is a member of the Landmark Baptist Church and a star scout with the Beverly Troop 66 Boy Scouts. Throughout the years, he has attended and participated in eight of the Tygart Valley Chapter of NWTF Jakes Day, which take place every fourth Saturday in June at the Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA


When not busy with his school activities or scout projects, he enjoys his first passion of fishing and any other sports that deal with being in the great outdoors. The Jakes Days, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge Ethics and Sportsmanship, event gives youth in our area a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun while learning about our great natural resources. Scott is the son of Larry and Nancy Scott of Beverly and has one sister, Gracie.

The chapter would like to express that this award is well deserved for this outstanding young man and possibly a leader in the future in wildlife conservation. You may learn more on Jakes Day at the Tygart Valley’s chapter Facebook page.