HICKORY — Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty automotive college students David Huffman, Samuel Crisp and Dalton Childress have obtained scholarships in reminiscence of Jimmie Patrum via CVCC Basis Inc.

The Jimmie Patrum Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Patrum, a Wilkes County native and Statesville resident who was a grasp mechanic.

Patrum was a long-time member of the Classic Chevrolet Membership of America and avid traditional automotive fanatic. He died unexpectedly in 2018.

Huffman, Crisp and Childress had been chosen as recipients of this yr’s Patrum Scholarship after an software and interview course of.

“I might identical to to specific how happy we’re to have these three younger males representing our membership — The Carolina Crossroads Area of The Classic Chevrolet Membership of America — by receiving this yr’s Jimmie Patrum Memorial Scholarship,” stated Alan Banner, president of the Classic Chevrolet Membership of America.

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“Dalton Childress and Samuel Crisp had been unanimous decisions as recipients final yr and the scholarship committee noticed no purpose to not proceed their help via their remaining yr. David Huffman was a brand new candidate this yr, and we may discover no purpose to not reward him this yr as properly. I’m certain that they’re going to do properly in no matter they select, and that Jimmie can be immensely pleased with them.”

The Jimmie Patrum Memorial Scholarship is a large assist for Huffman in persevering with his training at Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty.

“That is really going to provide me the chance to make my spring semester a lot simpler and a lot much less aggravating,” Huffman stated. “It’s going to provide me an additional kick out of the door after I do graduate from CVCC. It’ll give me the additional increase I must succeed after I first get on the road as a technician.”

Crisp, who not too long ago graduated with assist from the scholarship, expressed his appreciation for many who chosen him.

“I merely can’t thank the Jimmie Patrum Scholarship Committee sufficient,” Crisp stated. “I used to be capable of go to highschool and graduate debt free. It was so good to have the help and encouragement to work in direction of my desires. I hope to have the power to contribute on this approach afterward. I’m so glad I used to be capable of be a scholar at CVCC. I used to be capable of actually apply myself and abilities to check and work in direction of a level and profession. I can’t thank the academics and workers sufficient for his or her help and willingness to assist me succeed. I’ll certainly miss being within the Workforce Options Advanced and going to highschool.”

Childress, who at the moment has two semesters left at CVCC, stated receiving this honor is extraordinarily useful as he continues to finish his diploma with plans to proceed his automotive profession after commencement.

“Receiving the Jimmie Patrum Scholarship is such an honor,” Childress stated. “This award means a lot to me. The flexibility to go to highschool for one thing I like doing is one thing you possibly can’t beat. Receiving this award helps me accomplish my desires.”

The Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty Basis Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to supporting the imaginative and prescient and mission of Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty in remodeling the group whereas empowering college students.

By varied endowments, the CVCC Basis Inc. helps to supply greater than 100 scholarships every year to college students at Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty to assist enrich scholar’s training experiences on the faculty.

“I additionally want to thank Catawba Valley Neighborhood Faculty for his or her {most professional} help in making this a really easy course of for us,” Banner stated. “We’re fortunate certainly for a college of this caliber producing college students reminiscent of these. This complete course of restores my confidence in the way forward for our youth’s training.”

“The CVCC Basis is honored to have the privilege of partnering with The Carolina Crossroads Area of The Classic Chevrolet Membership of America to assist carry ahead Jimmie Patrum’s legacy and fervour for automobiles via awarding deserving college students a scholarship in his reminiscence to help them in attaining their academic and profession objectives,” stated CVCC Basis Government Director Jennifer Jones. “Dalton, Samuel and David every share Mr. Patrum’s ardour for automobiles and honor his reminiscence properly with their dedication to their training and the automotive business. Every of them makes Purple Hawk Nation proud.”

To be taught extra about CVCC Basis Inc. or to donate,  go to www.cvcc.edu/about_us/cvcc_foundation/ or contact Jennifer Jones at 828-327-7000, ext. 4288 or e mail jjones55@cvcc.edu.

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