HERSHEY, Pa. (June 7, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced 12 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including a Dauphin County high school senior. This is the ninth year that Pennsylvania American Water has offered the scholarships to support outstanding students in its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry. Each winning student receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Locally, Pennsylvania American Water awarded one of its scholarships to Ashlynn Searer of Hershey High School, who plans to attend Susquehanna University to study earth and environmental science.

“We are proud to reward Ashlynn with one of our Stream of Learning Scholarships, which are meant to attract extraordinary young people to the water and wastewater field and become leaders in environment stewardship,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey L. McIntyre.

A panel of judges selected the winners from more than approximately 75 scholarship applicants, evaluating them on criteria including academic achievement, letters of recommendation, community service and future careers plans in the water and wastewater industry.

In addition to the Dauphin student, Pennsylvania American Water awarded its 2018 Stream of Learning Scholarships to: Daniel Bigley of Bishop Canevin High School (Allegheny County), Elizabeth Good of Exeter Township High School (Berks County), Taylor Dadig of Baldwin High School (Allegheny County), Colleen Elwel of Butler Area High School (Butler County), Justin Filbert of Berwick Area High School (Columbia County), Michael Gallagher of Upper St. Clair High School (Allegheny County), Ryan Hess of Canon-McMillan High School (Washington County), Allison Karp of Keystone Oaks High School (Allegheny County), Carolyn Mack of Lackawanna Trail High School (Lackawanna County), Kaylee Montanari of Shenango High School (Lawrence County), and Kathleen Cardone of Pennsbury High School (Bucks County).

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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In the photo: Pennsylvania American Water Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Christopher Abruzzo presents scholarship certificate to Ashlynn Searer of Hershey High School.

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