Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.
The one-year grants included five $3,000 awards, 17 $2,000 awards, and five $1,000 awards. The committee selected scholarship recipients from a pool of 107 Boilermaker dependents in their senior year of high school. Applicants were judged on their academic achievements, leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and performance on a 300-500 word essay.
Five receive top awards totaling $15,000
DUSTIN ADAM BENNETT, son of Leonard Bennett, Local 108 (Birmingham, Ala.), is a graduate of Dora High School in Dora, Ala. He will attend the University of Alabama and will pursue a degree in computer science. He plans to become a programmer, with the goal of owning a software development company.
KOREY TYLER KELLOGG, son of James Scott Kellogg, Local 105 (Chillicothe, Ohio), is a graduate of Ironton High School in Ironton, Ohio. Korey plans to become an engineer and will attend the University of Cincinnati.
ALICIA L. MEHLING, daughter of the late Mark Mehling, Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.), is a graduate of Castle High School in Mewburgh, Ind. Alicia will attend Indiana University, where she will study dietetics. She plans to go on to earn a masters degree and begin a career at a healthcare organization.
JAYLYN RENEE MILLER, daughter of Brent Miller, Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.), is a graduate of Forest Park High School in Ferdinand, Ind. She plans to pursue a nursing degree with a minor in Spanish. She also plans to earn a masters degree and become a nurse practitioner. She will attend the University of Southern Indiana.
MARISSA STACK, stepdaughter of Daron Moore, Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.), is a graduate of Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo. She plans to major in psychology and go on to obtain a doctorate. She will attend St. John Fisher College.
Seventeen receive $2,000 awards
BREANNE MORGAN DMYTRIW, daughter of Sheldon Dmytriw, Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a graduate of Lumsden High School in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. She will attend the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina. Breanne plans to open her own business after graduation.
ELLIE ANITA FORKIN, daughter of Eugene M. Forkin III, Local 1 (Chicago), is a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill. She will attend Syracuse University, where she plans to attend the Whitman School of Business and the Newhouse School of Communications.
JACOB WARREN GARRETT, the son of Mark Garrett, Local Lodge 19 (Philadelphia), is a graduate of Zachary High School in Zachary, La. Jacob will attend Southern Mississippi University, majoring in biological sciences. He hopes to enter medical school with a focus on radiation oncology in pediatric cases.
MICHAEL A. GULLETTE, son of David Gullette, Local 158 (Peoria, Ill.), is a graduate of Dunlap High School in Dunlap, Ill. Michael has been accepted into the University of Northern Alabama, where he will major in culinary arts. He plans one day to own a culinary-based business.
KATY MICHELLE HARLAN, daughter of Michael Lee Harlan, Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., is a graduate of Salisbury High School in Salisbury, Mo. She plans to major in civil engineering and will attend the University of Missouri at Columbia.
ZACHARY HAWCO, stepson of John Curran, Local 203 (St. John’s Newfoundland), is a graduate of Roncalli Central High School in Avondale, NF. He will attend Memorial University of Newfoundland and plans to pursue a business degree, become a venture capitalist, and own a business. He would also like to become involved in politics.
KAEN JEFFERY HENRY, son of Kenneth J. Henry Jr., Local 1626 (Champaign, Ill.), is a graduate of Villa Grove High School in Villa Grove, Ill. He will attend Eastern Illinois University and plans to study graphic design and studio art. His goal after graduation is to work as a graphic designer in the music business designing album artwork, event flyers, and posters.
HEATHER ANNE HOBDAY, daughter of Christopher Dennis Hobday, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), is a graduate of Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in Sarnia, Ontario. She will attend Sheridan College and hopes to enter Sheridan’s highly competitive animation program. Heather’s goal is to complete Sheridan’s program with honors and go to work for top-flight studios and firms in the area of feature films, television animation, gaming, and advertising.
DEVIN LEE JURCZAK, daughter of Alfred Jurczak, Local 154 (Pittsburgh), is a graduate of Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School in Uniontown, Pa. She plans to major in mathematics and business and become an accountant, with the goal of one day owning her own business. She will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
MALLORY JULIANNA KELLY, daughter of Daniel Kelly, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia), is a graduate of Hampton High School in New Brunswick. She plans to major in humanities and social sciences and will attend St. Thomas University.
ALEXANDRA KOVACEVIC, the daughter of Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member Danny Kovacevic, plans to study international relations with the goal of going to work for the CIA as an analyst after serving in the Air Force. Her final college selection was not available at press time.
LUCAS LANZON, son of Craig Lanzon, Local 169 (Detroit), is a graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township, Mich. His academic interests include secondary education, mathematics, and coaching. Lucas will attend Valparaiso University and will be a member of the school’s football team.
SHAN YEW LEUNG, son of Wai Leung, Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia), is a graduate of Spectrum Community School in Victoria, BC. Shan plans to become a mechanical or electrical engineer and will attend the University of Victoria engineering program.
JENNIFER MATHIAS, daughter of Bart Mathias, Local 696 (Marinette, Wis.), is a graduate of New Berlin West High School in New Berlin, Wis. She plans to become a surgical nurse and nurse practitioner and will attend the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
EDWARD C. MICHAELCHUCK JR., son of Edward C. Michaelchuck, Local 28 (Newark, N.J.) is a graduate of Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, N.J. He will study aerospace engineering and plans to also earn his masters. His goal is to work at NASA or at an aeronautical corporation as an engineer. He will attend Rowan University.
JACOB MORGAN WATTERS, son of Kennith Watters, Local 483 (Alton, Ill.), is a graduate of Alton High School in Alton, Ill. He will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, majoring in audio engineering. His goal is to work in television, films, or the music industry.
RYAN JOHN YOUNGE, son of Faron Younge, Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland), is a graduate of Bay d’Espoir Academy in Milltown, NF. Ryan hopes to become a licensed pharmacist and will attend Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Committee selects five $1,000 winners
ALEXA BALTSEN, daughter of Steven Baltsen, Local 1 (Chicago), is a graduate of Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill. Alexa will attend Loyola University in Chicago. She plans to major in cellular biology and hopes one day to obtain her PhD and work at a national laboratory conducting research into various diseases and disorders.
APRIL LYNN BARNETT, daughter of Robert S. Barnett, Local 684 (Norfolk, Va.), is a graduate of Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va. She will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. April plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in air traffic management as well as the ROTC program, after which she will be commissioned in the U.S. Air Force. She would like to become a navigator or combat systems operator. After discharge from the military, she hopes to apply for work as a civilian air traffic controller.
CHRISTIAN M. HUTHMACHER, son of Michael D. Huthmacher, Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.), is a graduate of Key West High School in Key West, Fla. Christian has been accepted at the Ringling College of Art & Design. He plans to major in motion design, using storytelling in media to influence “ideological change in the next generation.”
SALENA ELIZABETH MUZZARELLI, daughter of Larry Muzzarelli, Local 28 (Newark, N.J.), is a graduate of Vineland High School in Vineland, N.J. Salena plans to major in environmental chemistry and explore new energy solutions. She will attend Rutgers University.
MORGAN SHAFFER, daughter of Craig Shaffer, Local 28, (Newark N.J.), is a graduate of Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, N.J. Morgan plans to study nursing and also obtain a teaching degree. She will attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort.