The 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 American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).
Students from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Indiana have been named 2012 recipients of the ARTBA-TDF’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship.” The program was established in 1999 with a gift to the foundation 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 on the job or in roadway construction work zone accidents.
The 2012 class includes:
• Brianna Keefe, Wyalusing, Pa.
Brianna’s dad, Bret Keefe, was killed in a car accident in 2001 while working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. She attends Northwestern University near Chicago and is majoring in journalism and international studies.
• Allison Moore, Chula, Ga.
Allison’s father, Steve Moore, was killed in an accident while working as an employee of the Georgia Department of Transportation in November 1996. Allison attends the University of Georgia and is majoring in economics.
• Nahun Morales, Springfield, Va.
Nahun’s dad, Nahun Levia, was injured and disabled while working on a highway and bridge project in the Washington, D.