2010 MEMA Scholarship Award Presented to Chopticon Student

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 19, 2010)—The Maryland Emergency Management Association has awarded their 2010 scholarship for the southern Maryland region to Clifton Randall Clark. He has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to assist in his pursuit of a career in Fire Services.

Mr. Clark is currently a senior at Chopticon High School and will attend the College of Southern Maryland this fall. He serves as a volunteer at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and in 2009, he completed the Fire and Rescue Emergency Medical Services program at the James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Mr. Clark's career goal is to become a firefighter and he will be attending classes to obtain a degree in Fire Science.

This scholarship was created to assist students in pursing a career in Emergency Management or a related field, including Public Safety, Disaster Relief, Weather Service, Corporate Risk Management or Meteorology by providing funding towards tuition, books and other educational expenses. A winner is awarded in each of the five regions in Maryland and winners are chosen based on educational performance, community involvement and a required essay on their future goals and how they pertain to Emergency Management.

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