People News

June 21, 1989 1 min read

The West Virginia Board of Education has chosen Henry Marockie as the state’s new superintendent of schools.

Mr. Marockie, 54, has been superintendent of the Ohio County school system since 1972. Previously, he had been a teacher and administrator in two other districts in the state.

Mr. Marockie will assume the $70,000 job on July 1. He will replace John Pisapia, who has been serving as state chief on an interim basis.

Twenty students from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration are forgoing jobs on Wall Street this summer to enroll in an internship program focusing on ways in which businesses can help improve the schools.

The students are taking part in the “Business/Education Leadership Project,” a joint venture of Harvard University and the National Alliance of Business. The H. Ross Perot Foundation is underwriting the project, which will cost $9,000 per student.

During the 10-week session, students will work for the White House, the Boston school system, or a variety of educational advisory groups to obtain a first-hand look at some of the problems of precollegiate education.

At the end of the summer, the students will prepare a statement of their recommendations for strengthening the role of business as a partner in education reform.

A Louisville, Ky., high-school senior has reported receiving what appears to be a record $885,782 in scholarship offers from about a dozen of the nation’s most prestigious universities.

Chris Vuturo, a straight-A student, athlete, civic volunteer, and columnist for the De Sales High School newspaper, was accepted by Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and Georgetown University, among many others.

Mr. Vuturo ultimately settled on Harvard, which offered a four-year scholarship package worth about $68,000. He will also receive a National Merit Scholarship and aid from the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.

A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 1989 edition of Education Week as People News