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Scholarship programs offer Kentucky students educational aid.

Kentucky's Wood Industry Wants You! is the message that KWPCC is sending to students interested in pursuing a career in the wood industry. In addition to revamping and increasing the number of educational opportunities the state offers, KWPCC wants students to know about its Scholarship Program, designed to recognize and reward talented young men and women preparing for careers in the secondary wood processing industry. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of previous academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, letters of recommendation and financial need.

Already KWPCC has awarded scholarships for the 1997-98 academic year to several deserving students. The selections reflect the diversity of the students attracted to Kentucky's revamped educational offerings. Lee Anne Bledsoe of Smith Grove, KY, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship, which she plans to use to finance her studies at the University of Kentucky's Forestry program. Lee Anne is typical of the type of students who earned a scholarship. She compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average while participating in a range of extracurricular activities. A cheerleader and class officer, Lee Anne was also a member of the Technology Students Association, Who's Who Among American High School Students, National Beta Club, Future Homemakers of America and the Future Business Leaders of America.

Isaac Barney Williams of Happy, KY, is another of the scholarship recipients, earning a $1,000 scholarship. Isaac returned to college after 25 years in the workforce. He is a student at Hazard Community College's Forest and Wood Technology program and expects to graduate in May 1998.

Gregory Allen Hombirg of Georgetown, KY, also was awarded a $2,000 scholarship which he will use in his studies at the Manufacturing Technology program, woods option, at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Gregory graduated in the top five percent of his high school class at Scott County High School and was captain of the varsity basketball team and vice-president of the Technology Student Association.

Another $2,000 scholarship recipient is Alfred Daniel Jones of Stanton, KY. The EKU sophomore is majoring in Manufacturing Technology with a specialization in wood technology and quality assurance. Daniel, a graduate of Powell County High School has made the Dean's List at EKU for the past three semesters.

Another scholarship winner, Marion Thomas Greathouse of New Haven, KY, earned $1,000 to finance his education at Eastern Kentucky University where he will major in Manufacturing Technology, woods option. Marion or M.T. as he is known, was named Outstanding Senior Woodworking Student at Nelson County Area Technology Center in Bardstown. M.T. earned a cabinetmaking certificate while in the cooperative education program at Nelson County, where he worked 20 hours a week at Vittitow Cabinets in New Haven. He has chosen to pursue a higher degree at EKU.

Other scholarship winners include Jared Thomas Camp of Horse Branch, KY, who earned $1,000 which he will use to pursue studies at the Wood Manufacturing Technology program at Kentucky TECH Jefferson Campus in Louisville; Nathan Dones of Boston, KY, who earned $1,000 and is enrolling at EKU as a major in the Manufacturing Technology woods option. Nathan is one of the first graduates of the new cabinet making certificate program at Nelson County Area Technology Center in Bardstown. Nathan worked part time at Promotional Wood Products in Boston as part of the cooperative education program from NCATC.
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Title Annotation:Special Section: Think Kentucky
Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Date:Jul 1, 1997
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