STEAM-H scholarship

Governor Glenn Youngkin, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin, and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the 13th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Healthcare (STEAM-H) essay scholarship and encourage female high school senior students to enter.

The STEAM-H Scholarship is available to female seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 and are planning to go into a STEAM or Healthcare field.

Applications and guidelines are available online here.

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and individuals who represent STEAM-H fields.

Winners will be notified in late April 2024.

The scholarship awards will be presented in the spring of 2024.

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VA First Lady and Attorney General launch Fentanyl Awareness Pilot Program

Virginia’s First Lady Suzanne Youngkin and Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the launch of the Fentanyl Awareness Pilot Program at the Fraline Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke.

The first-of-its-kind initiative is in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health, the First Lady’s Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and the Attorney General’s “One Pill Can Kill” campaign.

The pilot program hopes to warn parents and caregivers that “It only takes one.”

One counterfeit pill or decision could contribute to Virginia’s average of five fentanyl deaths each day.

Fentanyl poisoning is the leading cause of unnatural death in Virginia and deaths from the drug have doubled in certain regions around the state since 2019.

Fentanyl can be mixed with other drugs or made to look like prescriptions with the user often unaware of the presence of fentanyl.

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Governor and First Lady Youngkin honor WFV for preservation and outdoor opportunities

Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin presented the Spirit of Virginia award to the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia Monday in Chesapeake.

The Spirit of Virginia Award recognizes unique qualities and achievements for uncommon contributions in a variety of industries.

The nonprofit is dedicated to preserving lands, providing public access, and outdoor recreation opportunities for all Virginians.

Since its founding in 1997, the Foundation has contributed to the conservation of nearly 14,000 acres of wild lands across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Wildlife was given control of most of that land to manage public access and wildlife habitats.

The Foundation still controls roughly 4,000 acres which it uses to provide hunting, fishing, and shooting sports experiences for youth, veterans, and anyone else would otherwise be unable to participate in these unique experiences as well as the general public.

At the award presentation, First Lady Suzanne Youngkin said, “Conserving the Commonwealth’s green spaces must remain a top priority. The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia is sparking a deeper connection between Virginians and nature’s beauty and bounty…”

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Gov. Youngkin visits Front Royal Church

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and his wife Suzanne spoke of their visit to a Front Royal Church Sun. Feb. 27.

Last Sun. Feb. 27 Gov. Youngkin and family visited and prayed with the congregation of the Ss. Joachim and Anna Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The church is located at 1396 Linden St. Front Royal.

The Youngkins were there to pray for and lift up the Ukrainian people specifically.

The governor and his wife both expressed their gratitude for Father Andrly Chornopysky and congregation for allowing them to join and pray with them for peace for the Ukrainian people.

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