WEST NYACK, NY, July 1, 2014 – United Water and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) NY Chapter are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s student scholarships: Emily Algert of Tappan Zee High School, Connor Burnich of Nyack Senior High School and Adaugo Ezike of New Rochelle High School.
NAWC scholarships are designed to assist eligible seniors who are attending college in New York and pursuing a water industry-related degree in a field such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry or engineering. The $2,500 awards were presented by Michael Pointing, vice president and general manager of the United Water New York Division. He is also a member of the board of the NAWC—NY Chapter.
“Throughout the United States and across the globe, the water industry is growing,” said Pointing. “It is our duty to respond by providing the next generation of leaders with the education to manage and sustain our water supplies. This year’s recipients have displayed exemplary honors throughout high school and embody the spirit of dedication and enthusiasm toward our industry. We wish Adaugo, Emily and Connor the best in their future endeavors.”
Emily, of Palisades, is president of Tappan Zee High School’s Science Honor Society and varsity tennis team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, a Math honor society. Emily will begin her studies in human biology, health and society this fall at Cornell University.
Connor, of West Nyack, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He is a dedicated member of the community, volunteering with the Nanuet Youth Ambulance Corp. and Clarkstown Youth Court. He plans to begin studies in science at SUNY Geneseo this fall.
Adaugo, of New Rochelle, is also a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society and is a National Achievement Scholar and president of New Rochelle High School’s Science Olympiad. Adaugo begins studies to double major in biomedical and chemical engineering at Cornell University this fall.
About United Water
United Water provides water service to about 500,000 people throughout Rockland County and Westchester County. United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.3 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 84 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
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