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Paying It Forward: Kent Quesenberry’s Family Creates Scholarship to Support Blue Collar Students

There are few roads in the New River Valley (NRV) that do not have a house for which Kent Quesenberry of Riner did the plumbing. As a Master Plumber and Class B contractor, Kent could often be seen leaning on his shovel at a worksite, taking the time to get to know everyone and to pass along advice and encouragement.

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A family of six and their dog gather at Christmastime in front of a fireplace.

Paying It Forward

The Blue Collar Scholarship Fund was established in November 2022 in memory of Kent Quesenberry and will provide scholarships to students in the New River Valley from blue collar families who are pursuing a post-secondary degree at a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade, or technical school.

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