Vienna, West Virginia
High School: 
Parkersburg High School
Why Attend?: 

I chose Fairmont State because I like the size of the campus and I was very interested in the Honors Program. I also chose this school because it gives me the chance to cheer and dance again if I decide to.

Most Surprised: 

The thing that has surprised me the most is how small most of my classes are. I really thought that there were going to be a lot of students in all of my classes.


I really like the Honors Program so far. I have met a lot of new people within my courses and I also really like living in the Honors dorm. I really hope my suitemates and I will become great friends.


I would say choose the school that you like and that best fits you. Don’t let your family, friends, or anyone influence your decision. Just because they like a school doesn’t mean it will be the best match for you in the long run.

Difference between courses: 

In high school, my classes were really easy and I never had to study. Most of my teachers just gave us a worksheet that the class would complete in about 15 minutes then the rest of the class was a free period. In my Honors courses there is a lot of studying to do and you really have to pay attention in class which is kind of new to me.

Contact Info

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