SouthWest Water Company recognizes outstanding students

SouthWest Water Company’s Harry Chandler presents the SWWC scholarship to Daniel Stanton of Oak Mountain High School. (Contributed)

SouthWest Water Company’s Harry Chandler presents the SWWC scholarship to Daniel Stanton of Oak Mountain High School. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM— SouthWest Water Company has announced cash scholarships for four recent Shelby County graduates who plan to make engineering their main course of study in college, according to a recent press release.

The scholarship recipients were high school seniors who have been accepted to attend an accredited four-year college or university degree program with the intent to major in environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering curriculum.

The releases said recipients demonstrated academic achievements during their high school careers and have also achieved an exemplary record of community service and participation in school’s extracurricular activities.

SouthWest Water Company Managing Director Craig Sorensen said the company feels the need to help upcoming leaders in this important field.

“As a company that is charged with protecting the world’s most valuable resource, we feel responsible for encouraging the next generation of leaders in our field,” Sorensen said. “We are very pleased to announce this year’s outstanding recipients.”

The scholarship recipients will each receive a $1,000 cash scholarship.

Winners were Daniel Stanton, of Oak Mountain High School, who will study general engineering at the University of Michigan; Dorothy Plante, of Spain Park High School, who will study civil engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Andrew Wallace, of Briarwood Christian School, who will study general engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Aaron Wilkes of Pelham High School, who will study chemical engineering at the University of Alabama.

SouthWest Water Company owns and operates water treatment and reclamation facilities throughout Shelby County.