Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce
On Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30-10:00 a. m., the members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will gather for their annual Education & Innovation Breakfast. This year the program features “State of the Schools” reports by Dr. Steven Walts, Superintendent, Prince William County Public Schools; Dr. Catherine Magouryk, Superintendent, Manassas City Public Schools; and Dr. Bruce McDade, Superintendent; Manassas Park City Schools. Virginia Lottery is the Presenting Sponsor. The Best Western Battlefield Inn (10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas) is hosting the event.
Any person in the community interested in learning more about what’s new and exciting in our local public schools should attend. The Superintendents have been given the opportunity to speak on what sets their school system apart, and the programs they feel will contribute to the development of a strong and vibrant future workforce. Online registration is available at PWChamber.org or by calling 703-368-6600. Registration is $40 per person for members of the Chamber; $55 for non-members.
Also featured at the Education & Innovation Breakfast: the Chamber’s Education & Innovation Committee will award three scholarships worth $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community involvement. In order to be considered for the scholarships, students must be a dependent of an employee of a Chamber member company. In some past cases, the students have themselves been employees of the member companies. The 2017 scholarships are sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Micron Technology, Inc. and Bookworm Central.
“This is always an inspiring event,” says Suzanne Lewis, Director of Community Outreach for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. “What makes the Education and Innovation Breakfast special is the students. Our scholarship recipients will restore your hope in the future and the next generation. In a word, they are incredible!” Each scholarship presentation will feature information on the student’s accomplishments and their plans for the future.
Additional sponsors for the Education & Innovation Breakfast include: Stratford University-Woodbridge; The Prince William Times/Gainesville Times; The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia; SPARK and Northern Virginia Community College-Manassas Campus. Dominion Virginia Power is the Chamber’s Education Vision Partner.