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HAMLET, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is being honored by the White House for his work bringing technology to public school students in Richmond County.

The White House is scheduled to honor Jeffries Epps on Wednesday along with 10 other so-called Champions of Change who are helping minorities, girls and others get access to technology.

Epps is director of information technology for Richmond County Schools in Hamlet. The White House says since 2009, Epps has trained students in grades 5 through 12 in the use of 3-D design, 3-D scanning, and 3-D printing technologies to prepare them for technology-related careers.

The Champions of Change program was created by the White House to feature individuals, businesses, and organizations doing things that help and inspire their communities.

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