SouthWest Water Company Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

Guy Locker (R), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Thomas Alexander Price (L), Oak Mountain High School. Daniel will study engineering at Auburn University.

Guy Locker (R), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Thomas Alexander Price (L), Oak Mountain High School. Daniel will study engineering at Auburn University.

As part of its continuing commitment to the communities it serves, SouthWest Water Company has announced cash scholarships for four graduating high school students in Shelby County who plan to make engineering their main course of study in college.

The scholarship recipients are high school seniors who have been accepted to attend an accredited four-year college or university degree program with the intent to major in environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering curriculum.

The recipients have demonstrated academic achievements during their high school careers and also have achieved an exemplary record of community service and participation in school extracurricular activities.

SouthWest Water Company Managing Director Craig Sorensen said that SouthWest Water Company feels the need to help upcoming leaders in this important field.

“Water is our most valuable resource and, as a company responsible for protecting that resource, we want to encourage the next generation of leaders in the engineering field,” Mr. Sorensen said. “This is an outstanding group of graduates this year and we are excited to announce these SouthWest Water Company winners.”

 Ed Becker (L), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Naomi Pitts (R), Spain Park High School. Naomi will study bio-systems engineering at Auburn University.

Ed Becker (L), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Naomi Pitts (R), Spain Park High School. Naomi will study bio-systems engineering at Auburn University.

The scholarship recipients, each of whom will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship from SouthWest Water Company, are Thomas Alexander Price, of Birmingham and Oak Mountain High School, who will study engineering at Auburn University; Naomi Pitts, of Hoover and Spain Park High School, who will study bio-systems engineering at Auburn University; Bryant Gilson, of Birmingham and Briarwood Christian School, who will study chemical engineering at the University of Alabama; and Elizabeth Hartley of Pelham and Pelham High School, who will study chemical engineering at Auburn University.*

In Alabama, SouthWest Water Company owns and operates water treatment and reclamation facilities throughout Shelby County.

Harry Chandler (R), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Bryant Gilson (L), Briarwood Christian School. Bryant will study chemical engineering at the University of Alabama.

Harry Chandler (R), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Bryant Gilson (L), Briarwood Christian School. Bryant will study chemical engineering at the University of Alabama.

Nationwide, our utility subsidiaries own and operate regulated water and wastewater treatment systems serving over half a million residential and business customers in six states: Alabama, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.

SouthWest Water Company strongly believes that with water comes responsibility.

That’s why we are very active and involved in our communities. Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Stream, The ARC of Shelby County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Rotary, SafeHouse and the United Way are just a few of the civic and charitable organizations we support.

Ed Becker (L), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Elizabeth Hartley (R), Pelham High School. Elizabeth will study chemical engineering at Auburn University.

Ed Becker (L), of SouthWest Water Company, presents the SWWC scholarship to Elizabeth Hartley (R), Pelham High School. Elizabeth will study chemical engineering at Auburn University.