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Caithness Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to 24 Area High School Students

YAPHANK, NY  June 7, 2013  Continuing its longstanding pledge to provide financial support to high school students interested in pursuing college studies in science, engineering or the environment, Caithness Long Island, LLC is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship. The company has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 24 graduating seniors from the Bellport, Longwood and Patchogue-Medford school districts. Since its inception in 2007, the scholarship program has distributed over $200,000 to 160 students to assist them with furthering their education at the college level.
Students receiving the Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships were chosen by their high school administrators and the scholarship presentations were made at the senior awards ceremonies held in early June at their respective schools. The scholarship program is available to graduating seniors in the three school districts located in proximity to the CaithnessLong IslandEnergyCenter in Yaphank.
“Caithness is happy to provide financial support for the next generation of aspiring engineers, environmentalists and scientists,” said Ross D. Ain, President, Caithness Long Island, LLC. “Pursing a college education is a vital step in preparing students for the world ahead of them and we wish the graduates all the best in their future studies.”
Commissioned in 2009, the CaithnessLong IslandEnergyCenter is a 350-megawatt, natural gas, combined-cycle power generating facility in Yaphank which provides nearly 20% of the power generated on Long Island. It is Long Island’s cleanest and most energy-efficient and water conserving plants, and contributes substantially in reducing the region’s air emission by relying less on older plants utilizing decades-old technologies.
Caithness’s commitment to education goes beyond its annual scholarship awards. The company also provides internships, job shadowing programs and plant tours to teach students about power generation technology and offers them the chance to consider careers in energy and related fields. Caithness also supports numerous nonprofit organizations and community activities in the Town of Brookhaven and across Long Island.
The recipients of the 2013 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship are:
Bellport Senior High School
Yuhong Chen, Hilda De Los Santos, Christopher Kennedy, Kane McAleese, Kendal Madoo, Rebecca Nardulli, Remy Rizzo, Ranel Thaker.
Longwood High School
Erin Kelly, Indranil Mitra, Chowdhury Annur, Kyle Corona, Amanda Jackson, Shane Lewis, Daniel Chaffkin, Sharon Graziano.
Patchogue-Medford High School
Ahir Miteshkumar, Brandon Deleva, Matthew Fontaine, Nicholas Johnson, James Mandart, Anne Porfido, Miguel Roncal, Brianna Shortell.
About Caithness Long Island, LLC
Caithness Long Island, LLC is a subsidiary of Caithness Energy, LLC, a privately held, New York-based independent power producer. For over 25 years, Caithness has been a pioneer in the development of clean, reliable energy. More information can be found at: www.caithnesslongisland.com.

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