Josiah Abraham Hatcher, a rising eigth grader at Williamson PK8, has been accepted into the Governor's STEM Institute.
This summer he will join 47 other students from across the state at West Virginia University to build on his STEM expertise as students will delve into "Going Places - the Math and Science of Transportation." This summer program offered by the State of West Virginia and the West Virginia Department of Education allows students to work with mentors and faculty on a specific research theme in a hands-on laboratory setting.
Hatcher, a 4.0 honor student with perfect attendance at Williamson, is a member of the school's BETA Club, Bible Club and the Williamson concert and pep bands. He also is involved in the school's 4-H Club and on the Math Field Day Team. Hatcher is also active in Wolfpack Athletics, playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. He is a member of Christ Temple Church of Williamson.
Josiah is the son of Julius and Tonya Hatcher, and the brother of Julius Alexander Hatcher IV. He is the grandson of Fred and Elizabeth Mickel and the late Griffin and Maxine Lawrence, all of Williamson.