(PRWEB) October 10, 2013
Remember The Miners, the flagship grassroots organization to tell the story of the men and women of the mining industry, announces the recipients of the 2013 Remember The Miners Scholars Class supported by Little General Stores and Pritchard Mining Company.
The recipients include: Steven Andryczik, a graduate student at West Virginia University; Diana Castle, a non-traditional student from Charleston, WV; Travis Braden, an undergraduate engineering student at West Virginia University; Brian Arndt, an undergraduate student at West Virginia University, who participated in the Remember The Miners Internship as part of the Scholars Program.
Additionally, in conjunction with the Jumet Foundation, Remember The Miners recognized Scott Hardin and Gregory Simpkins, graduates of Mingo County Central High School, as the Cagigas Erwin Kirk Scholars. The Cagigas Erwin Kirk Scholarship Program recognizes students from Mingo County, West Virginia with deep connections to coal mining and is made possible by Mingo County natives Lee Fraley and Johnny Cagigas.
"We're honored to present these scholarships to sons and daughters of coal miners and those pursuing a career in the mining industry," said Jason Parsons, president of Remember The Miners, "We're committed to continuing our work to build grassroots support and recognize those who are part of coal's vibrant past and future in West Virginia."
The Remember The Miners Scholars Program is a partnership between Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation.
"We are proud to be part of this program that really pays tribute to the men and women of the coal industry," said Chris Hamilton, vice president of the WV Coal Association and Coal Foundation, "Coal is just as important to our future as it has been to our past and these scholars demonstrate that."
About Remember The Miners
Remember the Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to honoring the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate, and remembering the miners who have fallen. Remember The Miners also raises awareness about the sacrifices that miners and their families make for our country. http://www.remembertheminers.org.