Three MCC Gunsmithing Students Awarded APG Scholarships
Congratulations to three Montgomery Community College Gunsmithing students who were awarded the 2019 American Pistolsmiths Guild (APG) scholarships. (Pictured left to right:) Devin Davis from Chesterfield, S.C.; Duane Bevitt from Cameron, N.C.; and Ben Gould from Morganton, N.C.; were nominated for the awards based on their leadership and work in class, and their academic achievement. Nominees must be in their second year of study, at the top 10% of their class, and be recommended by three qualified gunsmithing instructors. The students were each awarded a $1500 APG scholarship, and a $1500 matching award from Brownells, Inc. Students also received an assortment of pistol parts and APG gear.
“We’re grateful to the American Pistolsmiths Guild for their generous support of our students. The Gunsmithing program can get very expensive with all the tools students need to purchase, and I know the funds will be used well,” said Mark Dye, Montgomery Community College’s Director of Gunsmithing.
Way to go Devin, Duane, & Ben!
February is black history month
Yourspace is revealing two more of its featured notable African Americans from the February 4-10 issue. To the left is George Washington Carver who you probably remember for having come up with so many ways to use peanuts! (Reese's Cup anyone?) Actually, Carver was a professor of agriculture at Tuskeegee Institute and promoted crop rotation to prevent nutrient loss in soil. The alternative crops he suggested were peanuts and sweet potatoes - now staples in Southern cooking and cuisine.
Below is Condolezza Rice, the second African American Secretary of State, and the second female Secretary of State. She was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004.