The Apprentice School Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Winner

The second of four $500 Scholarship awards was made to Christopher Torres formally of North Augusta, South Carolina and now Newport News, Virginia. Christopher started his apprenticeship on July 15, 2019 as a welder. The Foundation plans to award two additional $500 scholarships during 2019 for apprentices admitted to The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding. Christopher received a $500 check during a ceremony held in the school’s Cultural Center on July 17, 2019. The Apprentice School Foundation wishes the very best in his apprenticeship experience as well as a long and prosperous career with Newport News Shipbuilding. Congratulations to Christopher Torres!

(L to R) Bill Smith, Christopher Torres, Ron Ward

(L to R) Bill Smith, Christopher Torres, Ron Ward

The Apprentice School Celebrates its Centennial with Gala & July 1, 2019 Events

The Apprentice School held its Centennial Celebration Gala event at the Marriott at City Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with over 350 guests in attendance. Remarks were provided by Jennifer Boykin, President, NNS, Congressman Bobby Scott and Director of Education Dr. Latitia McCane. The Apprentice School Foundation sponsored the Memorabilia displays and presented the school with a framed original Executive Order #24 issued July 1, 1919 by Homer L. Ferguson, President and General Manager of Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. The Foundation and the Apprentice Alumni Association co-sponsored a Virginia Historic Marker that was unveiled at a Monday, July 1, 2019 event in front of 340 alumni, faculty, staff, apprentices and friends of the school. The Virginia Historic Marker was officially installed in front of the school on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Centennial Gala Event - Memorabilia Display

Centennial Gala Event - Memorabilia Display

The Original Executive Order #24 issued July 1, 1919 by Homer L. Ferguson, President & General Manager of Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company

The Original Executive Order #24 issued July 1, 1919 by Homer L. Ferguson, President & General Manager of Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company

Virginia Historic Marker

Virginia Historic Marker

The Apprentice School Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Winner

The first of four $500 Scholarship awards was made to Ross D. Whitlock of Hampton, Virginia.  Ross started his apprenticeship on February 4, 2019 as an electrician.  The Foundation plans to award three additional $500 scholarships during 2019 for apprentices admitted to The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding. Ross received a $500 check during a ceremony held in the school’s Cultural Center on March 20, 2019. The Apprentice School Foundation wishes Ross the very best in his apprenticeship experience as well as a long and prosperous career with Newport News Shipbuilding. Congratulations to Ross D. Whitlock

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(L-R): Board Members – Mike Monteith, Vince Warren, Apprentice School Training Manager Chris Davis, Danny Brookman, Ross Whitlock, Bob Drury, Stan Best, Jim Cochran

The Legacy Continues Centennial Brick Campaign

The Apprentice School Foundation announces “The Legacy Continues Centennial Brick Campaign” as part of The Apprentice School’s 2019 Centennial Celebration. 

Beginning April 5, 2019, friends of the school, alumni and apprentices can make a donation of $125 or $250 and receive an engraved brick paver that will be displayed in the plaza in front of the school. With a personalized brick paver, you can leave a permanent legacy and support the Foundation’s mission and vision.

Proceeds from the brick paver sales will support scholarships, historic preservation of the school, The Apprentice School Students Association and the underrepresented and financially constrained youth of the Hampton Roads Region.

Additional information on the brick paver campaign can be found at on the The Apprentice School Foundation’s website: https://www.tasfd.org/

The Apprentice School Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Program

The Apprentice School Foundation ‘s Board of Directors announced that their Education and Scholarship Committee began accepting scholarship applications January 1, 2019. Four - $500 scholarships are available to candidates starting their apprenticeship at Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School in 2019. Applicants wishing to apply should visit the Foundation’s website at https://www.tasfd.org.

The Apprentice School Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

2018 Scholarship awards were made to four new apprentices admitted to The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding. Each apprentice received a $500 check during a ceremony held in the school’s Cultural Center on October 17, 2018. The Apprentice School Foundation wishes each of you the very best in your apprenticeship experience as well as a long and prosperous career with Newport News Shipbuilding. Congratulations to Sharell Brown, Raekwon Jackson, Kari McVey, and Darius Wills-Browne.

Front Row (L-R):  Sharell Brown, Kari McVey, Darius Wills-Browne, Raekwon Jackson   Back Row (L-R) :  Board Members  - Danny Brookman, Bob Drury, Glen Davenport, Danny Hunley, Joe Sabol, Jim Cochran, Jack Ezzell, Vince Warren

Front Row (L-R): Sharell Brown, Kari McVey, Darius Wills-Browne, Raekwon Jackson

Back Row (L-R): Board Members - Danny Brookman, Bob Drury, Glen Davenport, Danny Hunley, Joe Sabol, Jim Cochran, Jack Ezzell, Vince Warren

The Apprentice School Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Program

The Apprentice School Foundation's Board of Directors announced that their Education and Scholarship Committee would begin accepting scholarship applications on July 1, 2018.  Four $500 scholarships are to be awarded in 2018.  Scholarships are available to candidates who have either started their apprenticeship in 2018 with The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding or have applied to The Apprentice School and will start their apprenticeship before January1, 2019. Applicants wishing to apply should visit the Foundation's website at https://www.tasfd.org .

Apprentice School Anounces Partnership with the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia:

The Apprentice School Foundation announced that they will partner with the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia to support its operations.  "One thing that is a challenge to new and small foundations is the infrastructure and staffing needed operate a non-profit.  The PCFV will provide back end support in awarding scholarships, making it easy for people to donate and respond to patrons.  It is just what we as a foundation need to assist us in our mission in the Hampton Roads Community."   Glen Davenport, President Teagle Insurance Agency, Inc.