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Randolph County's Energy Express Program Expands to Accommodate New School Calendar

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Energy Express in Randolph County is making changes to accommodate the new school calendar.

The program will move to two new locations. The Elkins program will be held at Davis and Elkins College, and a second program will move from George Ward Elementary to Tygarts Valley High School.

Organizers said the moves will help ensure kids can keep up their education over the summer.

"They lose some of their skills during the summer, and Energy Express fills that gap. They provide that reading and writing opportunities for those kids," said Amanda Johnson, a 4H Extension Agent

The Tygarts Valley program will be one week shorter to accommodate the new schedule, but will make up the lost time in slightly longer days.