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Chamber seeks to sponsor student for Huntingdon program

The Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce is looking to sponsor a current high school junior, a rising senior, to participate in Huntingdon College’s Economic and Community Development Scholars Program to be held on Huntingdon’s campus in Montgomery early this Summer, June 23-25.
Interested candidates for the program must write a 300-word essay in response to the prompt, “What makes your hometown a unique opportunity?”
Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley said that all essays must be submitted to the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce either physically or by email no later than 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
“This is a great opportunity for a local student to experience a college campus, meet our state’s Economic Development Department representatives, learn what job opportunities are available throughout our state and tour local industries and manufacturers,” Smedley said.
Huntingdon College’s Economic Development Scholar’s Program was developed in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Economic Association of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Commerce and Huntingdon’s W. James Safford Jr. School of Business and Professional Studies.
The program provides networking opportunities with experienced professionals in the field of economic and community development, hands on learning through interactive seminars and on-site observation, think tanks with peers and professionals and a stronger vision for Alabama and its communities.