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Jon Cartu Announced: 6 Hudson Valley Students Receive Water Scholarships

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Jon Cartu Announced: 6 Hudson Valley Students Receive Water Scholarships

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Six students in Rockland and Westchester counties have been awarded scholarships from SUEZ and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies.

The $3,000 scholarships are designed to assist high school seniors pursue degrees related to the water industry.

“We know that it’s critically important to support bright, hard-working young people who will serve as the future leaders of the water industry,” said Chris Graziano, vice president and general manager of SUEZ operations in New York, in an announcement about the awards. “This program helps students gain the resources they need to pursue higher education in STEM-related fields. We wish them well as they begin this exciting next step in their academic careers.”

The winners are:

Rockland County

  • Julianne Donohoe, a Pearl River High School graduate, will study engineering at Binghamton University. She was captain of the high school field hockey team. Julianne also coaches St. Aedan’s CYO basketball team and serves on the Orangetown Youth Court and Students Against Destructive Behavior.
  • William Grippi, of Tappan Zee High School, is heading to the University of Buffalo where he will major in civil engineering. He received numerous awards in high school including First Robotics Competition Worlds, Youth Nationals Championship Rowing and the Tulane Book Award. He volunteers as an adaptive rowing coach and is active with the Lions Club.
  • Daniel Murray, a Pearl River High School graduate, will be studying mechanical engineering at Binghamton University. Dan was captain of the soccer team and a member of the track team which won several league and county championships. He was also a volunteer coach for children with special needs and member of Students Against Destructive Behavior.
  • Nelson Thomas, of Clarkstown High School North, will be attending SUNY Geneseo where he will study biology. He was president of the Clarkstown Science Research Club and took part in an environmental research project at NYU Medical School–Bellevue Hospital. Nelson was also a member of the volleyball team and he is a volunteer firefighter.

Westchester County

  • Aidan O’Neal, a recent graduate of Blind Brook High School in Rye, took part in water-related research programs at Manhattan College. He was also captain of the ski team, captain of the debate team, and a member of the jazz band and the All-County Orchestra. Aidan will attend Northwestern University where he will major in environmental engineering.
  • Hallie Rosenfield, a graduate of Rye High School, will attend the University of Miami where she will major in ecosystem science and policy. Last summer, she participated in a community service trip to Ecuador where she worked on clean water projects. Hallie was the first female on Rye High School’s varsity wrestling team and is active in numerous women’s rights issues. She was also captain of the JV field hockey team and volunteers with religious and youth organizations.

SUEZ serves about 500,000 people in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Tioga and Putnam counties.

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