The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce has once again off ered its Work Ethic Scholarship for seniors at Jenkins Independent and Letcher County Central High Schools. Chamber President Joe DePriest stated that the Chamber of Commerce wants to help produce eastern Kentucky graduates who will be responsible, productive members of our community. Therefore, the Chamber began a Work Ethic Program for high school seniors.
At the beginning of this school year, DePriest visited the schools to promote the Chamber’s Work Ethic Program. He told students that work ethic is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence which also builds character.
Throughout the school year, participants are judged on a variety of areas including attendance, punctuality, discipline, achievement, dependability, respectfulness, cooperation, and community service.
“We hope that the Chamber, through this program, can help our students in Letcher County understand what it means to the community for them to have a good work ethic. We believe that workers exhibiting a good work ethic are usually selected for better positions and promotions,” said De- Priest.
This year 11 students successfully completed the criteria and are eligible to win a $500 scholarship sponsored by Community Trust Bank, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Shred-All Documents, TECO Corp., Walmart, and Whitaker Bank.
Students Sarah Belcher, Hillary Brashear, Natazsha Hall, Lauren Sparks, and Tarmara Brooke Webb of Jenkins, and Kenneth Cornett, Irene Dixon, Reba Longstreath, Courtney Roberts, Danielle Warrick, and Cobey Wright of Letcher County Central, all qualify for the Work Ethic Scholarship. An interview process will be used to determine the winners of this scholarship.