In support of the workforce of tomorrow, the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce each year awards three scholarships to graduating seniors: one each from James River and Lord Botetourt High Schools and at the Botetourt Technical Education Center. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship paid directly to the institution they are attending at the beginning of the school year.
The award recipients for 2021 are Addison McCaleb from James River High School, Matthew Gentry from James River High School and the Botetourt Technical Education Center, and Brielle Jackson from Lord Botetourt High School. These students are recognized for their commitment to further their education, their focus on specific career goals, and their involvement in the community. Join us in congratulating these students for their hard work and their dedication to their studies.
Education and Workforce Development is one of the Chamber’s five areas of focus. The sponsors for the 2021 Scholarships are: Lawrence Companies, a Vision Partner sponsor of this area of focus, Rocky Forge Wind, and Roanoke Cement – A Titan America Business. The Chamber supports the educational development of the county’s workforce involving businesses at all levels of education. Building the talent supply pipeline by working with public schools K-12, local colleges, and institutions of higher education ensures that students can graduate with the skills that employers are looking for in the next generation of new hires.