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Hope Bovard Named Outstanding Student of the Year

Hope Bovard Named Outstanding Student of the Year 01/28/2020


HOPE2 Hope Bovard, a Cabarrus Early College of Technology student has been named the 2019 William D. Weston Outstanding Student of the Year by the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association.


The past summer Hope had the opportunity to participate in an internship at the North Carolina Hall of Fame as part of the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Work-Based Learning program. Hope was able to secure sponsorships with potential donors and provide Braille assistance, as she is blind. 


Hope Bovard is described as an "amazing young lady with a bright future ahead," said Vance Fishback, Principal of Cabarrus Early College of Technology.  He continued, "Her work ethic, perseverance, and just plain grit will help achieve any goal she sets.  I hope this award shows that a person with a disability has strengths and can benefit a business if people are willing to look at what they can do instead of what they can’t."


Congratulations, Hope!