Submitted by The Roane Alliance
KINGSTON—The fourth annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to a graduate from each of the five Roane County high schools. The students receiving the $250 scholarships applied for them during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber’s High School Career Day.
The five graduating seniors awarded this year’s Perma-Fix Scholarships are Matt Snow, Harriman High; Ryan Hamby, Rockwood High; Austin Strange, Roane County High; Kaylee Burton, Midway High; and Amber Eddy, Oliver Springs High.
Each of these seniors are seeking postsecondary education by attending college, a technical center, or taking workforce training courses, a press release said.
“We want to encourage and help students continue their education after high school,” said Kenyon Mee, facility manager for Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Kingston. “This is our fourth year of sponsoring scholarships for graduates of Roane County high schools. Next year, we will announce five more scholarships for the Class of 2015.”
“Workforce preparedness and development is the primary factor for many companies seeking to establish or relocate their operations,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for the Roane Alliance. “Companies like Perma-Fix know this and support workforce development efforts like the career day. The leadership of Perma-Fix knows how important workforce development is to the success of our community.”
Each year, approximately 500 Roane County juniors attend the Chamber’s Career Day, which is possible because of the combined support of The Roane Alliance, Roane County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Roane County Schools, Roane State Community College, the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, and the many businesses that participate. The career day is a part of the Alliance’s Education Matters! initiative.
The Chamber is a partner in The Roane Alliance—Roane County’s economic development organization, consisting of both public and private organizations, that also includes the Roane County Industrial Development Board, and the Roane County Visitors Bureau. To learn more about how the Roane Alliance promotes economic development and seeks increased opportunities for all Roane County citizens, please visit www.roanealliance.org.