CHARLESTON, WV – Students of West Virginia Junior College Charleston spent Wednesday and Thursday reflecting on what living in the state means to them. Anyone who wanted to participate was asked to log on to the WVJC Charleston Facebook page and comment with their favorite thing about West Virginia. There were many answers, but one common theme – the kindness and welcoming spirit of the residents.
Here is why our students and alumni love West Virginia:
“There is so much about West Virginia that I love such as the mountains and the people, to WVU football and the peace that surrounds us here. Our state is very peaceful and fun. There is more here than what most people think. Just listening to the wind through the trees or the sounds of the rivers – these are just a few of my favorite things about West Virginia.” – Danielle Faye Reedy-West
“I am not originally from West Virginia but feel like I have always lived here. I have been to many states and West Virginia is hands down the best there is. The people are always so inviting and I never get tired of the scenery. It still amazes me that where I live I see bears quite often, and each time I see one it is like the first time. I love it!” – Tammi Caldwell
“Hands down the people. Everyone is willing to lend a hand or just visit for a while. The awesome landscape doesn’t hurt either.” – James Skiles
“I love West Virginia, everything about it. It’s more than just beauty, which we have an abundance of. I’ve been to many different places, and we have the absolutely nicest people. We hold doors open, we say “please, thank you, you’re welcome, yes sir and yes ma’am… We never have nothing to do because our state is one huge playground…We eat, breathe and bleed blue and gold…We actually have four seasons that are each beautiful from beginning to end. Each offers a new adventure… West Virginia has so many things to offer, if only we would take the time to enjoy each and every one of them.” – Jessica Songer
It is not hard to understand the pride and passion our students have in the great state of West Virginia. On behalf of WVJC Charleston, we would like to wish our beautiful state a Happy 150th Birthday!