Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wor-Wic scholarship plan passed by council


It's official. The Wicomico County Economic Impact Scholarship Program will be in effect for the fall 2016 semester. Providing financial assistance to prospective Wor-Wic students while aiming to improve graduation rates.

"It'll give the students who are coming out of high school the opportunity to go to college, where they might think that they don't have as good an opportunity." Said Wicomico County Council President, John Cannon.

In a 4-2 vote at Tuesday's meeting, council approved the first year of a possible three-year-program. County high school graduates, including those who are home schooled, can receive up to about $3,000 if they meet a number of requirements. Cannon, who voted in favor of the plan, tells 47 ABC that funding for the first year of the program will cost about $250,000. If approved for a second and third year, the program would cost the county nearly $1.5-million.

"At one of the public hearings we had, a woman who stood up said that she personally felt that kids that are in school, and wondering about what their future might be, and thinking after high school, I'm done, it's over." Cannon said.

District 2 Councilman Marc Kilmer offers a differing opinion. He and Joe Holloway were the two council members who voted against the program. Kilmer tells 47 ABC that having a surplus in county funds doesn't necessarily mean that the money needs to be spent. Instead, he advocates for an alternate approach in improving graduation rates.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey asswipe john slumlord cannon will you raise your slum rent to pay for this free college FN disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Great update, thanks JT!

Anonymous said...

And this is just the beginning of money flowing to Wor Wic from our wallets.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget who proposed this, Bobby culver.

Anonymous said...


Wow...I looked and found money left in my checking account this month. Now I am thinking about transferring it to a small saving account. But not being great handling money, I look at my leaders, local, state and federal, thinking they are smarter than I. Although I have a new vehicle maybe I'll just get a newer one. I will still have a tiny bit left so I will paint my porch, that was painted last month. It is troubling to spend, spend,spend. I would like to save for a rainy day, but I am being taught by my leaders to get rid of and waste it.
Nah, just joking. The best thing for me to do is go to the polls and vote this bunch of dummies out of office.
Thank you Mr. Joe Holloway...you can be depended on each time.

Anonymous said...

Joe is the only one that has good sense and the county residents at heart. Keep up the good work Joe. Maybe Cannon will be voted out next time. Only reason he's there now is because NOBODY wanted his opponent and he was the lesser of the evils. He's certainly not there because he's good or honest. He's a rat and the others that voted for this are followers and not leaders!

Anonymous said...

If Wor Wic can locate actual jobs I'm all for this.A friend of mine conducts job interviews pursuant to on line applications.Twice this week applicants have answered texts DURING THEIR JOB INTERVIEWS.He said he felt like taking the cell phones away from them and smashing them against the wall.Instead he refrained and called in the next applicants.Incidentally,both graduated from Wor Wic.

Anonymous said...

I thought the County Council voted this down already when they cut the budget!! John Cannon should be ashamed of himself for bringing this back up 2 weeks later after it was shot down. John Cannon caved into the House of Lords new leadership of Mike Dunn, Ernie Colburn and Marty Neat.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Joe is the only one that has good sense and the county residents at heart. Keep up the good work Joe. Maybe Cannon will be voted out next time. Only reason he's there now is because NOBODY wanted his opponent and he was the lesser of the evils. He's certainly not there because he's good or honest. He's a rat and the others that voted for this are followers and not leaders!

June 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM

That's correct, no one wanted Laura Mitchell and now the City of Salisbury is stuck with her.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey asswipe john slumlord cannon will you raise your slum rent to pay for this free college FN disgrace.

June 22, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Agreed. WTH does the current council keep him in as their president.