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Glendy Bowman, parent from Family and Early Childhood Education Program, and Whitney Carrington, staff person from Northern Virginia Family Services are the 2013 recipients of the Nancy Elmore Scholarships.
These awards, presented by the Virginia Head Start Association Board of Directors in June, are for $500 each to help deserving candidates defray expenses of higher education.
The Nancy Elmore Scholarship Fund was established by the Virginia Head Start Association’s Board of Directors in June 2010 to honor the work for Region III Regional Program Manager Nancy Elmore upon her retirement.
The purpose of the scholarships is to assist a current Head Start staff and a current Head Start parent in pursuing college education.
Congratulations, 2013 Elmore Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to Glendy Bowman and Whitney Carrington, the 2013 recipients of the Nancy Elmore Scholarship. These scholarships, awarded annually in June by the VAHSA Board of Directors, provide $500 to assist with higher education expenses.
Glendy Bowman is a parent with the Fairfax County Family and Early Childhood Education Program. She is active on both the Policy Committee and Policy Council, has testified before the Board of Supervisors on behalf of Head Start, and has been trained in the Abrientos Puertas/ Opening Doors curriculum. She is a student at Northern Virginia Community College and eventually wants to obtain a degree in early childhood education.
Whitney Carrington is a family advocate with Northern Virginia Family Services Early Head Start in Arlington. She came to Head Start as a social work intern and was “bitten by the Head Start bug.” Currently, she is pursuing a graduate degree in public health administration from Liberty University.
With these extraordinary recipients, we look forward to many years of their contributions to the Head Start network.
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First year recipient receives degree
Brandy Ferguson, first recipient of the Nancy Elmore Scholarship Award, is shown receiving her AA degree in Mya 2013. Brandy came into Head Start as a parent and is now a teacher’s assistant at the STEP, Inc. Congratulations, Brandy!