We are proud to announce the winners of the the Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) Scholarships. Two $1000 scholarships for post-high school education were generously donated to HRPWA by The American Public Works Association mid-Atlantic chapter. Students from Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center were selected based on academic achievement and community involvement.
Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center’s HRPWA Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Jaylen Johnson!
Jaylen Johnson is one of Mr. Champigny’s “star pupils” in his Automotive class. After his first year in HRPWA, Jaylen’s internship was with HRSD where he worked in their automotive service department. Although he worked and played varsity football at Salem High School, Jaylen always kept his focus on academics. He was Honor Roll and Principal’s List from 2016-2020. He will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Jaylen says that he is “extremely honored” to receive this scholarship.
Congratulations to Jeah Hacinas!
Jeah Hacinas receives only the highest praise from her Welding instructor, Mr. Santos. Her internship through HRPWA was with Virginia Beach City Parks and Recreation Department where she worked out of the Lynnhaven Parkway center as a welder. Jeah has been on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll from 2016-2020. She has volunteered to “Feed the Homeless”, served as an assistant for vacation bible school and participated in Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Society. Jeah is enrolling in Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where she plans on majoring in Crafts and Materials Studies. She feels that this course of study will enable her to utilize her “creativity and love of art”. Jeah is hardworking and focused. She attended all of our SME Cadet classes where she participated and asked thoughtful questions. Jeah has expressed her “gratitude for this opportunity”.
This two-year program is centered on high school students from New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center, the College and Career Academy at Pruden, and Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center. Students that are recommended by their teacher and accepted into this program after an interview process, will be required to meet some basic criteria. If these conditions are not met, a student will be released from the program.
- Complete an application
- Have good attendance
- Maintain their Career and Technical course average of a ‘C’ or better
- Complete a summer internship
- Display good work ethics
Upon successful completion students will receive their certificate, which among other benefits, will highlight them as first priority for public works and utilities positions. In most cases, positions will be available immediately after program completion.
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