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.