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AmeriCorps Frontline program receives $17K donation from AT&T

Mar. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- The AmeriCorps Frontline program, which is a dropout prevention, mentor-based intervention initiative, recently received a $17,500 donation from AT&T.

The program, which addresses student attendance, behavior and course performance, is currently in place in seven West Virginia counties, including Cabell.

"The costs of West Virginia students dropping out of high school are devastating and long-lasting," said Patricia Kusimo, president and CEO of The Education Alliance. "The Education Alliance firmly believes the most effective change possible will come from the ground level. The AmeriCorps on the Frontline model allows communities to create an individualized dropout prevention plan and implements that plan through direct service to students and their families."

CMHS graduate recognized at national engineering event

CHARLESTON -- Wesley Vassar, a graduate of Cabell Midland High School, was recently recognized during the Celebration and Scholarship Dinner that was part of the 2013 National Engineers Week.

Local engineering companies, professional societies and scholarship recipients joined to celebrate the accomplishments of the next generation of engineers.

Vassar, a student at West Virginia University, was recognized with a scholarship from the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.