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December 23, 2012

East Fairmont Foundation is raising funds for scholarships

Collector’s items are being sold during year marking 20th anniversary of the ‘new’ high school

FAIRMONT — On average, a person with a college degree will make almost twice as much money annually as someone who stopped after high school.

Having a degree opens countless doors to employment and creates more marketable job skills.

But a college degree only makes money after you get it, and college can be expensive for a high school senior. The East Fairmont High School Foundation provides scholarships to seniors looking at taking the next step in their educational career — and they need your help to do it.

Last year, said Butch Phillips, president, the foundation gave away 44 one-time scholarships and 13 renewable scholarships, That’s 57 students who had a slightly easier time paying for college, and every year the foundation tries to help even more people.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the “new” East Fairmont High School, and the foundation is revisiting its past with its latest fundraiser, said Mary Jo Thomas.

“Years ago, the foundation did the old school, the current East Fairmont Junior High, and they did a Cat’s Meow.”

“Cat’s Meow keepsakes” are painted, wooden cutouts of people and places, beautiful collector’s items.

Back in 1993, when the high school on Airport Road was opened, the foundation sold Cat’s Meows of East Fairmont Junior High. Now, 20 years later, they’re pleased to have the new school featured.


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