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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Education

Congressman Evan Jenkins strongly believes that education is the blueprint for West Virginia’s success and that we need professional educators to prepare and inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s workers, innovators and leaders. Evan stands ready to bring the voices of southern West Virginia’s educators, students and parents to Washington to fight for education policies that reflect their values and priorities.

Evan is a proud supporter of rural education programs, such as Head Start and Early Head Start, which work to ensure that all West Virginia children receive a quality education. Through his role on the House Appropriations Committee, Evan has supported grant funding for before- and after-school programs, special education and rural education and federal Pell grants.

Congressman Jenkins also believes that we need policies that restore local control to our public schools and empower parents, not Washington, to decide what’s best for their students. That’s why Evan has supported legislation that would halt the federal government’s ability to coerce states into adopting the flawed Common Core standards.

With several higher education institutions located within West Virginia’s Third Congressional District, Evan also knows the importance of providing federal funding and support for these institutions in order for them to grow and expand.  Evan has also supported funding for federal programs, such as TRIO, which help first-generation college students enter and complete post-secondary education. 

More on Education

April 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Joshua Seth Siemiaczko of Bluefield has been admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Rep. Jenkins nominated Siemiaczko to the academy, and the academy has offered him admission to the class of 2021.

Joshua Siemiaczko, the son of Robin Primmer and Michael Siemiaczko, is a senior at Princeton Senior High School.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Clay Havens of Union has been admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Rep. Jenkins nominated Havens to the academy, and the academy has offered him admission to the class of 2021.

Clay Havens, the son of Kelly Crosier and Donald Havens, is a senior at James Monroe High School.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Tyler Owens of Cass has been admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Rep. Jenkins nominated Owens to the academy, and the academy has offered Tyler admission to the Class of 2021.

Tyler, the son of Bill and Pamela Owens, is a graduate of Pocahontas County High School and a freshman at Potomac State College.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that he has nominated eight West Virginia high school students to the four U.S. military service academies.

The service academies are: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

November 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) spoke at Wednesday’s public scoping hearing at the Green Bank Observatory, strongly encouraging continued investment in this vital scientific and community resource.

“Our state is hurting right now. We are hurting, and Green Bank is the shining beacon for our future and for hope for that future. …The impacts for science, for education and for the community is why there is such an outpouring as shown here today for this facility,” he said.

November 9, 2016 Columns

In the hills of Pocahontas County sits a radio telescope, one with the ability to peer light-years away and change the way we think about our universe.

The Green Bank Observatory and its crown jewel, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, are irreplaceable assets to West Virginia — and assets that could be in jeopardy.

The Green Bank Observatory is at a crossroads. A government report released by the National Science Foundation in 2012 recommended divesting from Green Bank, but NSF has yet to completely follow through.

March 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Marshall University has received a grant of more than $500,000 to study the effects of exposure to anti-microbial products. The grant will also expand science education in elementary schools throughout rural West Virginia and promote careers in science and technology.

The National Science Foundation awarded the $508,708 grant to the Marshall University Research Corporation to support this research project.

October 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the announcement of Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert as the 37th president of Marshall University:

September 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall University has received a $400,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to continue the Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project.

September 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that the Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates program has received a $130,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to help high school students in Cabell, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.