National Elks grant helps train students


Highland County students chosen by their high school teachers to participate in the Classroom for Students with Multiple Disabilities program this year are pictured Friday at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro during a recognition event. The program was made possible by a $5,000 grant the Hillsboro Elks received from the National Elks Foundation. The program helps the students become self-sufficient. They received four weeks of restaurant training in the fall and three weeks of landscape training in the spring while working on projects that benefit the local community. Brandy Pearce with the Hillsboro Elks said that at least one student from the program has been hired in the community each year. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Kendra Smallwood, Lynchburg-Clay; Gabby Walker, McClain; Jasmine Jones, Lynchburg-Clay; Austin Moore, Whiteoak; Nate Frazer, Whiteoak; Keith Weaver, Whiteoak; James Taylor, Whiteoak; and Pearce (back row, l-r) Hunter Rawlins, Lynchburg-Clay; Michalia Pegan, Lynchburg-Clay; Nick Florence, Lynchburg-Clay; Brandon Newland, Whiteoak; R.J. Burbage, Whiteoak; and Slater Free, McClain.


Highland County students chosen by their high school teachers to participate in the Classroom for Students with Multiple Disabilities program this year are pictured Friday at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro during a recognition event. The program was made possible by a $5,000 grant the Hillsboro Elks received from the National Elks Foundation. The program helps the students become self-sufficient. They received four weeks of restaurant training in the fall and three weeks of landscape training in the spring while working on projects that benefit the local community. Brandy Pearce with the Hillsboro Elks said that at least one student from the program has been hired in the community each year. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Kendra Smallwood, Lynchburg-Clay; Gabby Walker, McClain; Jasmine Jones, Lynchburg-Clay; Austin Moore, Whiteoak; Nate Frazer, Whiteoak; Keith Weaver, Whiteoak; James Taylor, Whiteoak; and Pearce (back row, l-r) Hunter Rawlins, Lynchburg-Clay; Michalia Pegan, Lynchburg-Clay; Nick Florence, Lynchburg-Clay; Brandon Newland, Whiteoak; R.J. Burbage, Whiteoak; and Slater Free, McClain.

Highland County students chosen by their high school teachers to participate in the Classroom for Students with Multiple Disabilities program this year are pictured Friday at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro during a recognition event. The program was made possible by a $5,000 grant the Hillsboro Elks received from the National Elks Foundation. The program helps the students become self-sufficient. They received four weeks of restaurant training in the fall and three weeks of landscape training in the spring while working on projects that benefit the local community. Brandy Pearce with the Hillsboro Elks said that at least one student from the program has been hired in the community each year. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Kendra Smallwood, Lynchburg-Clay; Gabby Walker, McClain; Jasmine Jones, Lynchburg-Clay; Austin Moore, Whiteoak; Nate Frazer, Whiteoak; Keith Weaver, Whiteoak; James Taylor, Whiteoak; and Pearce (back row, l-r) Hunter Rawlins, Lynchburg-Clay; Michalia Pegan, Lynchburg-Clay; Nick Florence, Lynchburg-Clay; Brandon Newland, Whiteoak; R.J. Burbage, Whiteoak; and Slater Free, McClain.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Elks-pic.jpgHighland County students chosen by their high school teachers to participate in the Classroom for Students with Multiple Disabilities program this year are pictured Friday at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro during a recognition event. The program was made possible by a $5,000 grant the Hillsboro Elks received from the National Elks Foundation. The program helps the students become self-sufficient. They received four weeks of restaurant training in the fall and three weeks of landscape training in the spring while working on projects that benefit the local community. Brandy Pearce with the Hillsboro Elks said that at least one student from the program has been hired in the community each year. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Kendra Smallwood, Lynchburg-Clay; Gabby Walker, McClain; Jasmine Jones, Lynchburg-Clay; Austin Moore, Whiteoak; Nate Frazer, Whiteoak; Keith Weaver, Whiteoak; James Taylor, Whiteoak; and Pearce (back row, l-r) Hunter Rawlins, Lynchburg-Clay; Michalia Pegan, Lynchburg-Clay; Nick Florence, Lynchburg-Clay; Brandon Newland, Whiteoak; R.J. Burbage, Whiteoak; and Slater Free, McClain.
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