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Eleven students in Shentel footprint earn VCTA scholarships

Posted 11 June 2013 12:00 AM by Shentel

Shentel, a member of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, is proud to announce that 11 seniors in the Shentel footprint received VCTA scholarships in May.

The Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program, now in its 13th year, is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry. This year, $100,000 was awarded to outstanding Virginia students who will be attending college or university in the Commonwealth this fall. The recipients are either cable customers or are related to someone who works in the cable industry.

Students receiving $1,000 scholarships and the schools they will be attending in the fall are:

Allison Rae Gossen of Forest -  U.Va.
Lauren Didawick of Woodstock - Lord Fairfax Community College
Tyler Andrew Harris of Forest - U.Va.
Jocelyn Lawrence of Farmville - Longwood University
Chelsea Leigh Compton of Lebanon - Southwest Community College
Lauren Markey of Radford - Radford University
Elizabeth French Price of Woodstock - Virginia Tech
Stephanie Doggett of Chatam - Radford University
Allison Dawn Bright of Edinburg - James Madison University
Caroline Bauserman of Stephens City - U.Va.
Abigail Brown of Forest - Averett University

The VCTA, established in 1966, serves as the trade association for the cable telecommunications industry in Virginia.  Association membership is comprised of cable systems serving more than 2 million subscribers in Virginia along with over 100 Associate members who provide goods and services to the cable telecommunications industry.  The VCTA’s mission is to support broadband and telecommunications services of member companies to the business community and state officials.