The New River Valley House Builders Association is fired up to announce the recipients of the yearly Rick Whitney Memorial Scholarship.

The mission of the NRVHBA scholarship committee is to aid the foreseeable future development of the building market by offering aid to deserving students planning to enroll in development-linked experiments at Virginia’s schools, trade educational facilities and inside of working internships.

The NRVHBA requests purposes from graduating substantial university students in Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski, Floyd, Wythe and Carroll Counties, as properly as the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg and the city of Radford.

This calendar year, the NRVHBA is proud to announce two recipients of this yearly scholarship: Caleb Johnston, of Christiansburg and Caleb Midkiff, of Pulaski. However a lot of exceptional purposes have been gained, the two Johnston and Midkiff had the academic, extracurricular and get the job done encounter pushing them to the top of the group.

Johnston is a graduate of Christiansburg Higher School with an outstanding record of volunteer, extracurricular and get the job done working experience, including volunteering for Rest in Heavenly Peace, management within just FFA, and doing work as a laborer for a community excavation firm. An interest in developing factors, staying outdoors, performing with his hands and finding out math and science led him to implement to go to Virginia Tech this drop, majoring in design engineering and management. After graduation, he appears forward to being in the NRV and supplying back to the group.

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Midkiff is a graduate of Pulaski County Substantial College. He was a member of the Honor Modern society, Dean’s Record and baseball team, while also functioning for a area lawn care company. His grandfather was an electrician, foremost him to want to pursue a vocation as an HVAC technician and electrician and starting his education at New River Group Faculty this drop. He seems to be ahead to remaining in the New River Valley, performing in residential development and developing as a hugely proficient experienced.

The scholarship’s namesake, Rick Whitney, arrived to the New River Valley location in 1997 and was utilized as vice president of building for SAS Building LLC. In addition to his function, he turned an avid member of the House Builders Affiliation, serving as builder director in 1997, vice president in 1998 and president in 1999. As a father, Rick identified the significance of education and learning to younger individuals. To stimulate some others to pursue their dreams, this scholarship was established to honor his several accomplishments.

The NRVHBA appears to be forward to having this year’s recipients as future constructing market associates of the community and wishes them luck in their academic and profession endeavors.

– Submitted by Kelsey Mature