MORRIS, Ill. (June 11, 2010) - Exelon Nuclear's Dresden Generating Station recently awarded scholarships to three local high school graduates for their impressive efforts during the 2009-10 school year.
Logan Murray of Coal City High School, Michael Muir of Minooka High School and Allysa Chatten of Morris High School were chosen by their respective schools to receive the Dresden Station scholarships.
"As one of the world's foremost energy services companies, Exelon recognizes the importance of a strong science education," said Dresden Site Vice President Tim Hanley. "As such, we are committed to encouraging promising students interested in pursuing scientific and engineering careers. We are proud to give these awards that will help the students in their continued education."
Each year the station awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to major in engineering, mathematics or one of the natural sciences at a college or university from each of the three schools.
Murray will be attending Joliet Junior College where he plans to major in engineering. Muir plans to major in computer sciences at Elmhurst College. Chatten will attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas and plans to major in engineering.
Dresden Station salutes these students and wishes them well in their future academic endeavors.
Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station's two operating units can produce more than 1,700 megawatts net of electricity per hour. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.