Huba presented WVEA Golden Apple education award

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By The Review (East Liverpool, Ohio)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Review reporter Stephen Huba has received a 2014 West Virginia Education Association Golden Apple Award for his coverage of schools in Hancock County.

Melanie Donofe, president of the Hancock County Education Association, recently presented the award to Huba.

"Mr. Huba comes to school board meetings and reports on the happenings there very thoroughly," Donofe said. "If he is not able to attend, he will call the board office and get the information directly from the superintendent's office."

Huba provides "excellent reporting to our community to keep us informed," and the public appreciates his work, Donofe said.

The WVEA Golden Apple Award was established to honor individuals, publications, wire services, radio and television for outstanding achievements in reporting educational issues in West Virginia.

The award is presented based on "accurate, unbiased news coverage, editorials, and feature coverage of education that not only constitutes excellent journalism, but also provides a vital service to the cause of quality education for each and every student in West Virginia," reads a press release.

Jean Flanagan, a reporter with the Moorefield Examiner in Hardy County, also received a WVEA Golden Apple Award this year.

WVEA is the largest teacher organization in the state and is the state affiliate of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA). WVEA represents teachers, education support professionals, higher education professionals and classified staff, retirees and college students pursuing a career in education.