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Local Business Champions Make Huge Impact in Schools

Belmont – A tremendous community partnership between Belmont High School and the Belknap Economic Development Council (BDEC) has enhanced student success in the Lakes Region.

Amy Burke is the school-to-career coordinator at Belmont High School and she has been a leader in workforce and career development for many years in the Lakes Region.

She has worked closely with the business community building partnerships and opportunities for her students to receive hands-on training and internship positions which have allowed her students to grow and succeed in their chosen careers.

Amy is also a strong leader and supporter of the 200 x 2020 workforce development collaborative which seeks to engage 200 businesses by 2020 with local students.

In the words of Justin Slattery, the Director at BDEC, Amy is innovative, creative, and a joy to work with.

She is a champion of Belmont’s local students and business community in every way. Belmont High School’s Amy Burke accepted the NH Scholars Champion Award at the NH Scholars Breakfast of Champions on December 6th.

NH Scholars currently oversees more than 400 business volunteers who actively give their time to help public high schools in New Hampshire, through job shadowing, internships and mentoring. These men and women are a powerful force in the lives of young people; they are often the difference in helping students decide how to choose a career path. NH Scholars and the New Hampshire College & University Council recognize these outstanding businesses and schools who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing partnerships dedicated to student success.

A NH Scholars Champion is a business or community leader who invests time and expertise to help raise educational attainment in our schools.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 NH Scholars Champions Award winners:

For more information about NH Scholars, visit

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