Elkview, West Virginia
High School: 
Capital High School
Why Attend?: 

I enjoyed the scenery - the overall feel of campus. I felt the campus size was a perfect fit for me. But most importantly, I like the personal connections with the teachers as opposed to big schools like WVU.

Most Surprised: 

The sheer amount of freedom overwhelmed me. Due to how I raised, I never had a lot of spontaneity in my life. Here, I feel like I can participate in a lot more activities with friends and classmates.


My experience has been great thus far. There is always something to do, and everybody has been very kind and accepting towards me and my fellow underclassmen.


I would say to go where you are happiest - Fairmont has a lot to offer, so please don't cross it off your list. Give the school a try and see if it fits. This can be said with any school you are considering.

Difference between courses: 

My Honors courses require a great deal of personal initiative and dedication. The work is constantly on your mind, and you have to check online frequently for any new class material.

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260