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Junior Molly Smith Receives National Scholarship


BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Molly Smith, a junior at Bridgewater College, has received a National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFACS) scholarship in the amount of $700 for the 2011-12 academic year.

The scholarship recipient must have completed freshman year and be a full-time student majoring in family and consumer sciences with plans to become a certified teacher.

According to Jenny Watson, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, Smith is enthusiastic about her classes and excels in her studies.

Smith has volunteered at the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) State Conference and the national FCCLA cluster meeting. She also has attended VAFCS (Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) professional meetings.

Smith hopes to create a better community while teaching middle- and high-school students skills for life, including creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation.

Smith is the daughter of Bob and Jackie Smith of York, Pa.

NATFACS, a non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education. It serves as a link between the state family and consumer sciences associations and the national level. The association promotes leadership development, program improvement, policy formation, marketing skills and networking opportunities.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to nearly 1,700 undergraduate students.


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