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Perma-Fix Awards 2017 Career Day Scholarships

May 23, 2017

The Seventh Annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to a graduate from each of the five Roane County high schools.  The 2017 scholarship winners are Lauren Crass, Oliver Springs; Wisdom Martin, Harriman; Megan Monday, Rockwood; Elisha Pena, Midway; and Colton Rue; Kingston, each received a $250 scholarship.

The students are 2017 graduates and applied for the scholarships during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber’s High School Career Day. Each of the students are seeking postsecondary education by attending college, a technical center, or taking workforce training courses.

“We want to encourage and help students continue their education after high school,” said Kenyon Mee, facility manager for Diversified Scientific Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Kingston. “This is our seventh year of sponsoring scholarships for graduates of Roane County high schools. Next year, we will announce five more scholarships for the Class of 2018.”

“The leaders of Perma-Fix know how important workforce development is to the success of our community. In addition to the scholarships and participation in Career Day, Perma-Fix has also hosted an educator visit to their Roane County facility,” said Allen Lutz, Education and Workforce Development Specialist for the Roane Alliance. “Workforce preparedness and development is the primary factor for many companies seeking to establish or relocate their operations,” said Lutz.


            In April 2017, approximately 550 Roane County juniors attended the Chamber’s Career Day, which is possible because of the combined support of The Roane Alliance, Roane County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Roane County Schools, Roane State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman, and the many businesses that participate. The Career Day is a part of the Alliance’s Education Matters workforce development program.

The Roane Alliance is Roane County's economic development organization.  The partners who operate under the Alliance umbrella are the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Board, Visitors Bureau, Retire Roane, and Education Matters. To learn more about how the Roane Alliance promotes economic development and seeks increased opportunities for all Roane County citizens, please visit