NOT SO DIRTY JOB: Local student receives Mike Rowe scholarship for technical education


Lyndsi Grindstaff from Unaka High School was recently able to learn some exciting news. 

The Carter County native was recently named one of the 2019 mikeroweWORKSFoundation Travel Scholarship recipients. 

The foundation was created by Mike Rowe, known as the host of “Dirty Jobs.” 

According to the foundation’s website, Rowe established the organization as a way to help students looking to pursue technical education. 

The foundation partners with SkillsUSA to offer up to a $1,000 scholarship for SkillsUSA students who placed first in their state competition. 

The scholarships are awarded to offset the costs of travel and participation for the SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference. Grindstaff will compete in the national competition in July. 

According to the SkillsUSA website, this year’s scholarship program was enhanced through a generous grant of $50,000 from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation and Koch Industries, bringing the total to $100,000 to support CTE students.

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