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Apr. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Foundation distributes $13K to W.Va. college students

CHARLESTON -- The Contractors Association of West Virginia Scholarship Foundation distributed $13,000 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering.

Among the recipients is Cameron Mallory from Marshall University, selected on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and interest in a construction industry career.

Brandon Bartlett, a civil engineering student at Fairmont State University, is the recipient of the association's $5,000 scholarship award for 2013. In addition to Bartlett, the Foundation presented five other scholarships totaling $8,000. Students receiving scholarship awards were: Allison Arnold, Lara Smith and Brandon LeRoy from West Virginia University; and Jacob Harper from WVU-Tech.

The CAWV, the state's largest full service construction association, represents approximately 475 firms in the building, highway and utility construction industry throughout West Virginia.

Summer program for children starts June 17

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- Registration is now underway to enroll students from kindergarten to grade 12 in Marshall University's month-long Summer K-12 program at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston. The program will take place from June 17 through July 18.

The program is designed to provide children under 18 with activity-based learning experiences in writing, reading and math, according to Dr. Joyce Meikamp, director of Clinical and Field Based Experiences at Marshall's South Charleston campus.

The program utilizes supervised graduate students in clinical experiences leading to certification or licensure in special education, school counseling, school psychology, and added this year, English as a Second Language (ESL), Meikamp said.

With the theme "Country Roads," students will have the opportunity to become actively involved with hands-on activities.The cost for each child is $100. Some limited tuition assistance is available on a need basis. As this is a full inclusion program, regular education, special education, and ESL students are encouraged to apply.

To receive a brochure/application or for more information, contact Meikamp at 304-746-1983, 1-800-642-9842 or at jmeikamp@marshall.edu.