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Liberty and National Association of Water Companies Award Christopher McCallum $3000 Scholarship

Only Eight High School Students Across the State Selected

Liberty utilities, in collaboration with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), recently awarded Baldwin High School senior, Christofer McCallum, a $3,000 scholarship. Only eight high school seniors from across the state were selected to receive this prestigious award. The scholarship reflects Liberty’s commitment to the community and helping young people achieve their goals of becoming future leaders in the water industry.

“Supporting our local communities is a priority for us,” said Deborah Franco, president of Liberty New York Water. “We take pride in sponsoring scholarships for those whose careers will aid in ensuring that safe, reliable water continues to be available for all.”

Christofer and his family were also invited to an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Liberty and the NAWC at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, New York to accept the scholarship and be honored alongside the other seven recipients. The NAWC covered all expenses, including hotel and travel.

“Christofer McCallum's achievement in winning this scholarship is a testament to his dedication and hard work” said Dr. Ricky Papandrea, assistant principal for Guidance at Baldwin High School. “He has consistently demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, excelling in both his academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. We at Baldwin High School are incredibly proud of Christofer and grateful to Liberty for their support and commitment to helping young people achieve their goals.”

This past spring, all high school seniors living within Liberty New York Water’s service areas who met the following criteria were eligible to apply for the award: High school senior pursuing a degree at a college, university or trade school as an undergraduate student; maintains at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale; and enrolling in a curriculum related to the water utility industry or related fields, such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, environmental law, etc.

Christofer plans to attend Farmingdale State College in the fall.