Feb. 13, 2013 —
The Carter program would follow that model, Wilhoit said. The Grayson First National Bank is seeding the program with $1,000; organizers hope other local businesses, organizations and individuals will follow suit.
The program is still in the early planning stages so the number of students who will participate each year is undetermined. The Ashland program takes 40 per year.
Wilhoit opened the planning process with East Carter High School in mind, and invited East Carter principal Larry Kiser to the meeting, but said the Grayson Chamber would be open to including West Carter if the Olive Hill Chamber of Commerce wants to get involved.
“This sounds like a great opportunity to explore different job opportunities before going to college and choosing a major,” Kiser said.