Published 05/18 2012 05:52PM

Updated 05/18 2012 09:03PM

Shane Absher of Hedgesville is a West Virginia Air National Guard veteran who served multiple tours of duty in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. He's also Mountain State University's student of the year.

She will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and plans to pursue a Master's Degree in strategic leadership through Mountain State University.

Congratulations, Shane!

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