Thirty-three Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2010 scholarship program on April 27. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 33 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students, $12,000 to Canadian students.
The one-year grants included one $5,000 award, one $4,000 award, 10 $2,000 awards, and 21 $1,000 awards. The committee chose recipients from a pool of 130 applicants — all Boilermaker dependents in their senior year of high school. Winners were chosen based on their high academic achievement, leadership skills, participation in extra-curricular activities, and performance on a 300-500 word essay on this year’s topic: “What is Your Assessment of Obama’s First Year of Presidency?”
Two receive top awards totaling $9,000
Sophie Crowdes, daughter of William Crowdes, Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.), earned the top scholarship award of $5,000. A recipient of the Principal’s Award of Academic Excellence, Sophie worked part time and also volunteered over 170 hours at a local animal shelter during her senior year. She plans to study biology and chemistry at Florida State University.
Greg Avery, son of Michael Avery, Local 85 (Toledo Ohio), earned second honors with a $4,000 scholarship award. A member of the National Honor Society and recipient of a USAA National Mathematics Award, Greg participated in sports and several clubs while working part time. He served as valedictorian and never missed a day of school throughout his high school years. He plans to study engineering at the University of Michigan.
Ten applicants receive $2,000 awards
Samantha Antczak, daughter of Paul Antczak, Local 1 (Chicago), is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and recipient of several academic awards. She plans to study biology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Michael Driscoll, son of John Driscoll, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia), has earned awards for his high academic excellence and school and community involvement. His college information was not available at press time.
Shelyn Gehle, daughter of Jeff Gehle, Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.), is a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of several academic awards. She was captain of the varsity volleyball team and a member of the student council, choir, and church youth group. Shelyn served as valedictorian and plans to study biosystems engineering at Oklahoma State University.
Tina Giancarlo, daughter of Cesidio Giancarlo, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), was a member of the National Honor Society in each of her high school years. She earned high marks in area science fairs and plans to participate in the Bachelor of Health Science Program at the University of Western Ontario. She wants to become a dermatologist.
Rachael Heaberlin, daughter of James Heaberlin, Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.), earned the Distinguished Scholar Award in three of her high school years, and was a member of the President’s Education Awards Program. She is attending Morehead State University, where she plans to study elementary education.
Remi Maillet, son of Joseph Andre Maillet, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia), will study pre-med at the University of Moncton. During high school, he participated in sports, earned academic awards, and worked part time. He also coached a pee-wee hockey team and was vice president of the student council.
Jeremy McGibbon, son of Gregory McGibbon, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), played sports, volunteered at a local food bank, and participated in clubs devoted to improvisational acting, philosophical discussions, and debate. He is enrolled in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Program at the University of Toronto.
Michelle Senior, daughter of Randy Senior, Local 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia), wants a career in education. A member of her high school’s volleyball and dance teams, she has been recognized for her volunteer efforts at both her school and in her community. She is attending the University of British Columbia.
Megan Smith, daughter of Glenn Smith, Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.), earned several academic awards (she was also chosen as class valedictorian) while working part time and participating in school clubs, as a symphonic band member, and a varsity cheerleader. She plans to study mathematics or pre-med at Oregon State University.
Gabrielle Vienneau, daughter of Claude Vienneau, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia), has worked part time at a local grocery store since she was 14, while still participating in sports, dance, and doing volunteer work at school and community events. She is enrolled in the Health Science Program at the University of Moncton, Shippagan campus, the only French language university in New Brunswick.
Committee selects 21 $1,000 award winners
Lindsay Baker, daughter of Dean Baker, Local 455 (Sheffield, Ala.), is attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she plans to study pre-veterinary medicine. She played varsity basketball and volleyball, and was a member of the choir, student council, and several academic clubs. Lindsay earned high academic awards and performed volunteer work in her community.
Joshua Caleau, son of Tony Caleau, Local 433 (Tampa, Fla.), has been on the honor roll since middle school. He also earned high merits and distinction in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Joshua served four years on his school’s academic team and performed volunteer work at his local library. He plans to study law at Florida College in Temple Terrace.
William M. Coleman, son of William Coleman, Local 13 (Philadelphia), is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware. William, who worked summers as a lifeguard, was on his high school’s swim, football, and rugby teams, and earned service awards for his involvement with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Ross Cooper, son of John Cooper, Local 486 (Litchfield, Ill.), earned several academic awards and was a member of the National Honor Society. He participated in sports (football and wrestling) and clubs (scholar bowl and foreign language), and did volunteer work (Big Brothers & Sisters, tutoring, and Bible school). Ross plans to study law at the University of Illinois.
Ryan Hencel, son of Bradley Hencel, Local 154 (Pittsburgh), has done volunteer work, participated in sports and clubs, and worked part time while receiving high honors for his academic work. He is pursuing a pharmacy degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nicholas Hoster, son of Walter K. Hoster Jr., Local 13 (Philadelphia), was a member of the National Honor Society and was in the top 10 percent of his school. He played ice hockey and did volunteer work at food, clothing, and blood drives. He is majoring in exercise science, with a concentration in physical therapy, at West Chester University.
Shelby Hudspeth, daughter of Ryan Hudspeth, Local 74 (Houston), a member of the National Honor Society, played varsity tennis, participated in theater and the Spanish club, performed volunteer work in her church’s youth group, and worked on her high school’s yearbook and newspaper. She is attending Stephen F. Austin State University.
Nathan Kruis, son of Vaughn K. Kruis Jr., Local 1393 (Altoona, Pa.), ran track and cross country for his high school. A National Honor Society member, he also was a member of the school’s speech team, varsity club, French club, and peer jury. He plans to major in psychology at Penn State Altoona.
Lauren Lacovara, daughter of John Lacovara, Local 28 (Newark, N.J.), plans to study biology at St. Joseph’s University, eventually earning a doctorate in physical therapy at Jefferson University. She has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and earned varsity letters in track, cross country, and swimming. She received several academic awards and performed volunteer work in her community.
Michael LeGrand, son of Daniel LeGrand, Local 237 (Hartford, Conn.), played in school sports (football and weight lifting), was active in Boy Scouts, played drums, and bowled in a league while earning high academic awards. He is attending Champlain College and hopes to eventually design games.
Stephanie Martin, daughter of Barry Martin, Local 13 (Philadelphia), plans to major in forensic and investigative sciences, with minors in biology and chemistry at West Virginia University. Stephanie worked part time and did volunteer work while attending high school, where she also participated in numerous clubs, lettered in water polo, sang, and earned high academic awards.
Dillon Mathews, son of Eric Mathews, Local 11 (Helena, Mont.), a student ambassador for People-to-People, earned academic honors while working part time and participating in football and wrestling. He also plays guitar and sings in a band. Dillon is attending Montana State University, where he plans to study mechanical engineering.
Charles Matusky, son of Gregory Matusky, Local 1 (Chicago), wants to study neuroscience and computer science at the University of Wisconsin. He was vice president of his school’s Asian-American Association, and a member of the German and drama clubs. Someday, he would like to become a politician.
Sarah Mooney, daughter of James Mooney, Local 28 (Newark, N.J.), wants to become a math teacher. She volunteered at her local library while earning academic honors, playing in the marching band, and participating in the student government association, the women’s ensemble, and other clubs. Her college information was not available at press time.
Melanie Jo Neddow, daughter of Lance Neddow, Local 169 (Detroit), will be attending the University of Wisconsin, where she plans to study mortuary science. Melanie was class president four years running, vice president of the National Honor Society, co-captain of her varsity softball, basketball, and volleyball teams, and a member of several school clubs.
Victoria Poe, daughter of Timothy Poe, Local 193 (Baltimore), designed costumes for the theater department and for a charity fashion show. She earned national recognition for her academic and leadership roles, and was vice president of the Interact Club, a service club for youth. Victoria is taking classes at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, where she is majoring in fashion merchandising.
Zane Salter, son of Alan Salter, Local 433 (Tampa, Fla.), is attending Hillsborough Community College, where he plans to major in liberal arts and then transfer to the University of South Florida to pursue a teaching degree. He played tennis for his high school and participated in the debate club, as well as being active in his church’s youth group.
Dominic Taylor, son of Larry Taylor, Local 169 (Detroit), earned several academic awards for excellence while working part time and volunteering at his church. Dominic enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping. He plans to study pre-med at Michigan State University and eventually become a radiologist.
Garrett Tepen, son of Gary Tepen, Local 27 (St. Louis), is studying engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is an Illinois state scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society and MVC all-conference football team. He spends his summers working as a lifeguard and running his own lawn service.
HannahThomas, daughter of Samuel Thomas, Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio), a clarinetist, was a member of her high school band, Canton Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Modern Music Masters Tri-M Honor Society. In addition to achieving high academic awards, Hannah worked as a youth leader and volunteered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
William Woodworth, son of William Woodworth, Local 647 (Minneapolis), is attending Bismarck State College, where he plans to study political science and law. An award winner in both physics and debate state-wide competitions, William also played in his school’s jazz band and orchestra, and was a member of several academic clubs.
The IEC scholarship program
SINCE 1988, WHEN the International began the scholarship program, the Boilermakers union has awarded a total of $876,000 to 420 children and dependents of Boilermaker members. Serving on the 2010 IEC scholarship committee were Intl. Vice Presidents Ed Power (chairman), Tom Baca, and Larry McManamon, assisted by attorney Joe Moreland, representing the law firm of Blake & Uhlig. (IVP Sean Murphy served in place of IVP Power, who was unable to attend.) The committee spent days reviewing the applications and reading the student essays, and its members were amazed by the caliber of the applicants. They were assisted by A/D-AAIP Tracy Buck and secretary Erica Turney.