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The Lenny Montalbano Memorial Scholarship
  The Bandon Submarine Cable Council Lenny Montalbano Memorial scholarships have been selected for the academic year 2016-2017. The awarded scholarships went to Daniel Adams, Emily Edwards, John Hampton, Nicholas Edwards and Elizabeth Lindley. Good luck to each of you and thank you to all who applied.  
     
Annual Meeting
  BSCC Advisory Panel Meeting is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. November 1st, 2016 at the RV Park located on Kingfisher Road in Charleston. BSCC Annual Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. November 1st, 2016 at the same location RV Park on Kingfisher Road in Charleston. Lunch will be provided, accommodations and travel will be reimbursed with expense report.  
     
Project 22 Marine Discovery Tours
  One of our most popular projects we sponsor is the floating classroom created by Marine Discovery Tours of Newport (MDT). We want to thank Bandon Cable member Brian Petersen for opening our eyes to the possibilities this partnership would bring to MDT, the fishing industry and the schools from around the state. MDT and BSCC collaborated to design a positive fishing industry program that teaches and reinforces concepts being taught in our classrooms. Children and teachers love the program and every year we receive hundreds of thanks you cards, drawings and letters expressing their gratitude. From Huntington, “Thank you for the opportunity to spend time on the Marine Discovery Tours “Floating Classroom.” The middle school students found the whole experience to be a once in a life time activity. It helped them to understand more about the sea life that surrounds our wonderful state of Oregon by use of hands on activities that all students were able to participate in. We also had the opportunity to go out onto the ocean and observe a whale feeding and sea lions sunning themselves. Those experiences are the ones that the students will never forget and will always remember.” From Dallas, “Without your generous donation, my students and I would not have been able to take this tour. Many of my students had never been on a boat before and a large percentage of them had never been out on the ocean. Looking at the sheer joy on their faces and the excitement in their eyes is one of the most incredible memories I will take with me when I retire at the end of this year. Your donation allowed my students the opportunity to go on this trip even when the economy is tough on their families. It is these types of experiences that students remember for the rest of their lives. I’ve been teaching for thirty years and find that these “hand on” experiences give students an opportunity to support the objectives they learned in class, solidifying the concepts that I am trying to teach. Thank you again for your generosity and willingness to support students.” We have provided scholarships to MDT for 13 years to carry out this life changing program and has opened up the eyes for 11,325 students.