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.
Harry Chandler (L), of SouthWest Water Company (SWWC), presents the SWWC scholarship to Daniel Stanton (R), Oak Mountain High School. Daniel will study general engineering at the University of Michigan.[/caption]
SouthWest Water Company Managing Director Craig Sorensen said that SouthWest Water Company feels the need to help upcoming leaders in this important field.
“As a company that is charged with protecting the world’s most valuable resource, we feel responsible for encouraging the next generation of leaders in our field,” Mr. Sorensen said.
“We are very pleased to announce this year’s outstanding recipients.”
The scholarship recipients, each of whom will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, are Daniel Stanton, of Birmingham and Oak Mountain High School, who will study general engineering at the University of Michigan; Dorothy Plante, of Birmingham and Spain Park High School, who will study civil engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Andrew Wallace, of Hoover and Briarwood Christian School, who will study general engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Aaron Wilkes of Pelham and Pelham High School, who will study chemical engineering at the University of Alabama.
SouthWest Water Company owns and operates water treatment and reclamation facilities throughout Shelby County.
Note: Dorothy Plante, of Spain Park High School, was not available for a photograph. Dorothy will study civil engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.