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Athena Demas Receives Grant For Forestry Project


Athena Demas

Virginia Intermont (VI) sophomore Athena Demas was recently awarded a 2012 Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colonel Lee B. Ledford Award for Student Research.

The grant will fund Demas’ summer 2012 research project that will explore the evolution of forestry in western North Carolina.

  “As a child growing up in North Carolina, I learned that forestry is an invaluable part of the culture and community,” said Demas. “My grandfather was also in the Forest Service, so I’m excited to learn more about his profession and preserve the history of Appalachia.”

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