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Area students receive scholarships to attend trade school

(WMC) - High school graduation season is here and while some area graduates will go off to college, there are others who will take another path.

A local school is financially helping Mid-South students get into trade schools.

In less than one year, welding students at Delta Technical College will likely be working and getting a paycheck.

Horn Lake High School Senior Amanee Rahman just learned she will get a scholarship to start studying to become a medical assistant next year at the college.

"People think yeah, four years, but the truth is, a lot of people that go to four year colleges never make it out through the four years," she said.

Mike Rowe hosts the popular show Dirty Jobs. He is working with trade schools like Delta Tech to educate high school students about the demand for jobs like electricians, welders and heating and air technicians.

This year, Delta Tech is giving scholarships to Rahman and six other students. It also gave a $10,000 grant to Olive Branch High School students who made a video in a broadcast class that beat out 25 other schools. It will help fund the program that teaches them about news.

"Oh my gosh, it will help us tremendously. We're down to one camera, one memory card, and one mic, half a mic," said one student.

College leaders say both contests are ways to give back to the community and help students learn about all of the resources available after graduation.

The following students were selected from all over Mississippi and Tennessee:

Clarence Hayes - Arlington High School - Welding
Casey Lukacs - South Panola High School - Welding
Colin Magness - Arlington High School - Welding
Joshua Shaw - Charleston High School - HVAC
Amanee Rahman - Horn Lake High School - Medical Assistant
Katelyn Cuevas - Strayhorn High School - Dental Assistant
Janeisha Robinson - Whitehaven High School - Medical Assistant

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