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Three Ross County and three Jackson County students were the recipients of the 2022 Fluor-BWXT (FBP) STEAM Scholarship, a one-time, $2,000 award. Each year, Fluor-BWXT awards 12 college scholarships to area high school students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). More than 100 applications for the scholarships were received for this year’s scholarships.
In Ross County:
Harmony Henneberger, a Huntington High School student and athlete, frequently volunteers at food giveaways, participates in community toy drives and delivers care pages and medical supplies during church mission trips overseas. She plans to pursue a degree in radiology with a focus on sonography.
Evan Friend, of Chillicothe High School, earned his Eagle Scout award before the age of 16. It is the highest rank achievable in scouting. While working part-time, he served as captain of the swim and cross country teams, worked on several Eagle Scout projects and completed more than 60 hours of community service. He plans to major in biology.
Alexis Bailes of Southeastern High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Key Club and is an athlete. She is also a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. While working part-time, she has organized both school and community activities and plans to pursue degrees in biology and pre-medicine.
Three Jackson High School seniors received a $2,000 scholarship from Fluor-BWXT (FBP) for their pursuit of a career in science, technology, engineering, arts or math (STEAM). FBP presents 12 college scholarships to area students each year.
Lauren Clagg plans to attend college and major in psychology. She is active in band, choir and student government.
Grant Mastin, a 4.0 student, plans to attend college in the fall and major in finance. Due to his participation in and his love of football, he founded “Tackles for Tots,” pledging to donate shoes to children in need for every tackle he made during the season. Since then, he has donated nearly 600 pairs of shoes.
Kaleigh Davis is a member of National Honor Society and 4-H and participates in soccer and cheerleading. She will attend college in the fall and major in nursing.
In addition to earning impressive grades, each candidate submitted an original essay.
“While forging their paths and immersing themselves into their communities, our scholarship winners are working to enhance the quality of life for themselves and others,” Portsmouth Site Project Director JD Dowell said. “We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to seeing them continue to succeed.”
During the next two weeks, FBP scholarship committee members will present the Pike and Scioto County winners with their scholarships. Since 2011, FBP has awarded $264,000 to graduating seniors pursuing careers in the STEAM field.