MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 24, 2010) - Exelon Nuclear's LaSalle County Generating Station recently awarded scholarships to four local high school graduates for their impressive efforts during the 2009-10 school year.
"We appreciate LaSalle Station taking an interest in our students' growth, development and future impact," said Seneca High School Superintendent Mark Thurwanger. "As our students prepare to advance to their next level of education, it is wonderful to see the outreach and support that comes from places like Exelon."
LaSalle Station donated $1,000 to the scholarship funds at Ottawa, Seneca and Streator High Schools. All of the LaSalle Station scholarship recipients are pursuing engineering degrees in college.
• Ottawa High School's Samantha Gallo will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, while Samuel Hayes will pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Seneca High School's Matt Stuedemann will pursue a degree in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Streator High School's Katelyn Brozak will pursue a degree in engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
LaSalle Station salutes these students and wishes them well in their future academic endeavors.
"These students have pushed themselves to become not only exceptional students, but also well-rounded young adults," said LaSalle Station Site Vice President Dave Wozniak. "Exelon Nuclear and LaSalle Station are proud to give these awards that will help the students in their continued education."
Exelon Nuclear is the largest nuclear generating company in the nation. LaSalle County Generating Station is located approximately 75 miles southwest of Chicago. With both units at full power, the site produces more than 2,200 megawatts net, which is enough electricity for 2.3 million homes.
LaSalle Station is proud of its community outreach program. The station makes charitable contributions to a wide range of local organizations to help improve community, educational, environmental and recreational initiatives within local communities. LaSalle Station has donated more than $30,000 to local organizations so far in 2010.