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PCHS/NRCC student recognized by VCCS

Dishon honored by VCCSBy MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

A Pulaski County High School graduate now enrolled at New River Community College recently was named NRCC’s Cheryll and L.T. Simmons Commonwealth Legacy Scholar for 2013.

Virginia Community College System recognized Dustin Dishon at a recent ceremony in Richmond. He was among 53 scholarship students honored.

Dishon, who is currently enrolled in NRCC’s electrical engineering program, took advanced placement studies at the college while attending PCHS. He was involved in the SkillsUSA program for four years, serving as president of his chapter on two occasions and treasurer once. He also received varsity letters in SkillsUSA and baseball.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, established in 2006, recognizes students who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school, as well as a commitment to developing leadership skills. Each scholarship bears the name of a philanthropy leader who supports Virginia’s Community Colleges.

“These outstanding students are Virginia’s future leaders. They represent the potential in all of our youth, and the difference that we each can make in the world,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of VCCS.