United Water and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) NY Chapter are have announced 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.
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.