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Molly Ballard (left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation and a Leadership Award from Rotary President Christina McComas.
Molly Ballard

Poca Interact president receives leadership award

June 15, 2013

Graduating Poca High senior Molly Ballard was recognized today by Putnam Rotarians for outstanding leadership with a grant-in-aid to the University of Charleston where she will be attending this fall.

She is a charter member and the first president of the Poca High Interact Club. And Molly has also served as the first student representative on the West Virginia Board of Education.

As a sophomore, Ballard was nominated by the school faculty as an ambassador to the Hugh O'Brian Youth state conference, With a grant from Putnam Rotary, she later attended the HOBY World Conference at Loyola University in Chicago.

Molly's older brother Mason was also a HOBY ambassador in 2009.

Never one to hide her light, the Remarkable Miss Molly was a featured speaker at the Rotary District Conference at the Greenbrier in 2012.

"I appreciate your support," she told Putnam Rotarians, "and my parents especially appreciate it." Molly is the daughter of Gary and Melissa Ballard.


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