Eleven children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education thanks to scholarships announced by the ARTBA Foundation today.

The “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program” was established in 1999 with a gift from two Roanoke, Va., highway contractors and their companies—Stan Lanford (1999 ARTBA chairman) of Lanford Brothers, and Jack Lanford (1991 ARTBA chairman), with Adams Construction Company.

On average, about 100 highway workers are killed every year in roadway construction work zone accidents.

The 2014 class includes: Vybav Hiraesave, Dover, Del.; Lyndsay Morgan, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Amy McNeil, Kountze, Texas; LaToya Hood, Houston, Texas; Kaitlyn Henry, Dennison, Ohio; Alexis Keefe, Wyalusing, Pa.; Joshua Frank, Sterling, Colo.; Leah Barnes, Bronx, N.Y.; Willie Blevins, Danielsville, Ga.; Emily Jones, Billings, Mont.; and Kelsey Williams, Chehalis, Wash.

ARTBA is interested in receiving leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program.  Contact Kashae Williams at kwilliams@artba.org.