May 24, 2010
Byron Station Scholarships Help Students’ Educational Advancement
Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station recently awarded scholarships to five local high school graduates for their impressive efforts during the 2009-10 school year.
BYRON, Ill. – Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station recently awarded scholarships to five local high school graduates for their impressive efforts during the 2009-10 school year.
Natalie Lyon of Byron High School, Patrick Jagielski and Tyler Szymanski of Stillman Valley High School and Andrew McCormick and Rebecca Palmer of Oregon High School were chosen by their respective school’s faculty to receive the Byron Station scholarships.
“These students have pushed themselves to become not only exceptional students, but also well-rounded young adults,” said Byron Station Site Vice President Dan Enright. “Exelon Nuclear and Byron Station are proud to give these awards that will help the students in their continued education.”
Lyon’s exceptional classroom performance was mirrored by her abundant extracurricular and volunteer activities. Natalie will attend Creighton University and will pursue a career in nursing.
McCormick will be attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. His early studies at Kishwaukee College already have him positioned well for his college career. Palmer, who will attend Rockford Career College for veterinary studies, won numerous honors at the school’s recent awards night including the agriculture-related scholarships Ron Baker Memorial and Mel Burkhalter Memorial.
Jzgeilski is headed to Valparaiso where he will pursue a degree as a mechanical engineer as well as studying music. Szymanski’s interests include engineering, history and criminal justice. He is looking at future studies at Bradley University, Loras College or Aurora University.
Byron Station salutes these students and wishes them well in their future academic endeavors.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $17 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 486,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.