Caithness Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to 28 Area Long Island High School Students
— Now in its 12th Year, the Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship has awarded more than $351,000 to 307 students graduating from Bellport, Longwood, and Patchogue-Medford High Schools —
YAPHANK, NY — June 18, 2019 — Caithness Long Island, LLC, recently awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 28 seniors graduating from Bellport, Longwood and Patchogue-Medford high schools who will be furthering their studies at the college level in either science, engineering, or the environment. Now in its 12th year, the Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship has provided more than $351,000 in financial assistance to 307 students at three high schools, which are in proximity to the Caithness Long Island Energy Center, a 350-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power generating station in Yaphank.
The scholarships are to be presented at the annual seniors’ award ceremonies held at the three high schools. Students qualifying for the scholarships were chosen by their schools based on their academic achievements, and intent to study science, engineering or environmental studies at the college level.
“We at Caithness are pleased to once again provide scholarship assistance to local high school students who have demonstrated their desire and academic achievement to further their post-high school studies in science engineering, or the environment,” said Ross D. Ain, President, Caithness Long Island, LLC. “We wish the graduates of the Classes of 2019 continued academic and personal success as they continue their educational pursuits this fall.”
The recipients of the 2019 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships from Bellport High School’s Class of 2019 are Finn Rauch, Henry Chillogallo, Michael Foley, Ivelisse Diaz, Marvina Baslious, Daniel Roach, Anneqa Majid, and Gabrielle Tims.
Longwood High School graduating students receiving the 2019 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships are Atilla Osan, Alexander Miller, Annisha Wazed, Jacob Dannenberg, Patricia Angela Pasana, Riley Dilger, Charles Pierre III, Jeremy Wilder, and Brendan Allen.
Graduating seniors receiving this year’s Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships from Patchogue-Medford High School are Elizabeth De Martini, Madisen Downs, Ethan Franco, Ryan Harper, Brooke Hauptman, Taylor McNamee, Taylor Moran, Christopher Pierse, Amber Ringle, Luke Thompson, and Justin Zhou.
Caithness’s commitment to education not only includes the annual scholarship program, but the company also offers internships, job-shadowing programs, and plant tours to teach local students about the newest in power-generation technology, allowing them to consider careers in energy, and related fields. Caithness supports numerous environmental organizations, nonprofit groups, and community-based activities throughout the Town of Brookhaven, and across Long Island.
Since commencing operations in 2009, the Caithness Long Island Energy Center remains the region’s cleanest, most energy-efficient and water-conserving plant, and has substantially helped to decrease the region’s carbon footprint. Utilizing state-of-the-art generating technology, and operating primarily on natural gas, it produces energy in a highly efficient manner and burns cleaner than the older, inefficient power-generating units currently installed on Long Island, generating more than 20 percent of Long Island’s power. As a result, Caithness is helping to achieve Governor Cuomo’s goals of a 40 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030.
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 30 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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West End Strategies, Ltd.