The Edd McCartney scholarship was established in 2006 as a way to emphasize the importance of technology in our lives and to support those students who are interested in hi-tech as a career.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 24, 2017
Xpanxion, a Georgia-based company, continued their McCartney/Xpanxion Technology Scholarship awarding the scholarship to Loup City high school senior, Heather Harrison. Heather is the daughter of Rhonda and the late Jim Harrison.
The McCartney/Xpanxion Technology Scholarship, worth $2,500, is awarded annually to high school seniors who show an extraordinary level of character within the community, and are choosing to pursue college full-time. The scholarship was established to honor Mr. Edwin McCartney, a retired and recently deceased technology teacher who impacted the lives of many students during the time he taught in Loup City.
In high school, Heather was involved in many organizations including FCCLA, Student Council, Academic Honor Roll, and National Honor Society. During her involvement in these organizations, Heather also participated in band for four years, and choir for two years. Furthermore, she was a member of the golf, track, softball, and cheerleading teams. Heather’s involvement extended into the community as well, where she played an active role in the New Life Youth Group at her church. She has a passion for technology and plans to study information technology at the University of Nebraska-Kearney beginning Fall 2017.
Xpanxion was founded by Loup City native, Paul Eurek. According to Eurek, “The Edd McCartney scholarship was established in 2006 as a way to emphasize the importance of technology in our lives and to support those students who are interested in hi-tech as a career. Edd was a technology visionary and should be remembered as someone who through his computer programming classes inspired many of his former students to enter the technology industry.” Since 2006, 14 McCartney/Xpanxion scholarships and several intern positions have been awarded exceeding $45,000 in educational support.”
Joseph Hervert, son of Dan and Kris Hervert out of Ashton Nebraska, was chosen as the alternate for this scholarship.