davej 500

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/26/13) – This morning, Mayor David Jackson presented an award at the Madisonville Community College to TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) for their Outstanding Achievement in Community Services for sponsoring the Girls in Engineering and Technology Program.

Mayor Jackson stated, “TVA does a lot of great things. They generate power over a broad section of the United States. But their power is not from the coal that generates our electricity, and it’s not the hydroelectric power that generates the dams or rivers they help regulate. The power is in the people. So what they are doing in this outreach is to reach out to the young ladies in the 6th grade and to expose them to great careers in engineering and mathematics to broaden horizons.”
 
The city of Madisonville acknowledges TVA for their valuable contributions to the citizens and to the Girls in Engineering and Technology for the last six years. Annually, this program serves about 300 girls in Hopkins county and about 250 in Muhlenberg County. This program also helps build confidence and expands their knowledge and career opportunities in science, technology and math.
 
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, TVA , Program Manager, Valley Relations expressed, ”We are very pleased to support programs to promote science, technology and encourage young women to become involved in careers that historically been underrepresented. As I look over out on this crowd today I can’t help to say, Girl Power.”
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photos Provided by Amber Mena
e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,209.24
-318.79 (-1.93%)    
2 S&P 1,931.84
-40.34 (-2.05%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,693.72
-82.79 (-1.73%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 4943

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4825

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3692

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 2942

Man Charged with Theft, Meth, Marijuana Growing

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2523

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 17668

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11649

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 31, 2015 4943

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 1514

Smoke Fills Business, Upstairs Apartment on Center

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 1375

Bremen's Father's Country Hams Kentucky Grand…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 1193

Fire at Gas Pump Prompts Firefighters Swift Action

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 994

Man's Threats Result in Evacuation of Adjacent…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 938

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 855

One Injured When Dump Truck Overturns

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 798

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 742

Faith and Politics

by KET
August 31, 2015 679

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News