NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Engagement announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Lucas of Williamsburg, Virginia and Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Manson of Scottsdale, Arizona are very pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Miss Kirby Allison Stanford Lucas to First Lieutenant Michael Husted Manson, Jr. USMC.

Miss Lucas graduated from Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia and The University of Maryland in International Affairs in 2007. Miss Lucas is currently working for HQ TRADOC, ARCIC in the International Army Programs Directorate and pursuing her Masters at Virginia Tech University in Political Science.

First Lieutenant Manson, grandson of Charles and Charlotte Dunning who are long-time Carefree residents and founders of Arizona Musicfest, graduated from Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix) in 2005, and is a 2009 Mechanical Engineering graduate of George Washington University. Lieutenant Manson is an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Officer currently assigned to Regimental Combat Team 6 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In December, Lieutenant Manson will be deploying to Afghanistan for one year.
A spring 2013 wedding is planned.

NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Scholarship opportunity for Arizona students

America’s leading small business association offering future entrepreneurs a head start in college

yef logoPHOENIX – An application for one of America’s most highly regarded and well-publicized scholarship awards in now available online until December 15. Since 2003, the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000.

Last year, more than 4,500 students nationwide applied for a YEF scholarship. NFIB was proud to award 131 scholarships to young entrepreneurs across the country, including one Arizona high school senior, thanks to the financial support from numerous small-business leaders, corporate, and foundation supporters.

Arizona high school seniors wishing to apply for a 2012 scholarship can go online at until December 15. The nomination period by an NFIB member will occur February 1 to March 1, 2012. NFIB members can also go to the same online address to make a tax-deductible contribute to the program.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth about the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recipients will attend the university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute of their choice with $1,000-$10,000 in tuition assistance from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. In June of this year, NFIB YEF also honored four students selected as $5,000 scholarships winners and named the “2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year” who was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

To qualify for a YEF Award, students must be running their own business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standardized test scores, GPA, and class rank are also considered in the selection process. NFIB members around the country nominate applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Awards. An independent, outside committee selects a group of qualified semi-finalists.

For further information, please call or send an e-mail to NFIB/Arizona Member Support Manager Stephanie Wentz at 303.860.7713, or