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Rockland Students Receive Scholarships From Water Industry

Chris Graziano (second left), vice president of SUEZ operations in New York, with SUEZ-NAWC scholarship winners Jessica Minker of North Rockland High School, Daniel Henry of Tappan Zee High School and Caitlin Holt of Pearl River High School.
Chris Graziano (second left), vice president of SUEZ operations in New York, with SUEZ-NAWC scholarship winners Jessica Minker of North Rockland High School, Daniel Henry of Tappan Zee High School and Caitlin Holt of Pearl River High School. Photo Credit: Contributed

Three Rockland students are getting $3,000 scholarships from the water industry.

SUEZ and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies are giving the scholarships to Daniel Henry, a senior at Tappan Zee High School, Caitlin Holt, a senior at Pearl River High School and Jessica Minker, a senior at North Rockland High School.

Henry, of Orangeburg, attends Tappan Zee High School where he is a member of several honor societies and received perfect grades on the Global and American History Regent exams. He is captain of the varsity cross country team and a member of the winter track and lacrosse teams. Henry also volunteers with the Buddy Ball program which provides sports opportunities for children with special needs. He will be attending Villanova University where he will study biology.

Holt, of Pearl River, attends Pearl River High School where  is a member of several honor societies. She has held leadership positions in many organizations including the Model United Nations Club and Girls International Club. Caitlin is first violin in the high school orchestra and studied at the New York City School of Ballet. She is headed to Harvard to study international law.

Minker, of Stony Point, attends North Rockland High School. She is class valedictorian and a member of several national honor societies. Jessica is founder of North Rockland’s Environmental Club and a member of the tennis and golf teams. She volunteers as a therapeutic horseback riding assistant at Camp Venture. Jessica will be going to Brown University where she will study environmental geoscience.

The scholarship is designed to assist high school seniors who will pursue degrees related to the water industry and the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

“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 of SUEZ operations in New York. “This program helps students gain the resources they need to pursue higher education in STEM-related fields."

A five-person panel reviewed scholarship applications from students across the state.

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