Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station has awarded three employees’ children 2014 educational scholarships.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Rebecca Hall, Sarah Tomlinson and Adam Clawson. They were selected from a pool of 28 applicants.
“Giving back to our community is a major focus for us,” said Chris Costanzo, site vice president. “I’m impressed with the quality of this year’s applications.”
Rebecca Hall is the daughter of Nine Mile employee Daniel Hall. Her application essay reflected a deep moral commitment to her community and those in need.
She has spent many years involved with a nonprofit food co-op called Angelfood. Hall has attained high honor roll for four years and has been a member of the National Honor Society for one year.
By teaching Sunday school, tutoring her peers in school and acting as a People to People Student Ambassador for two summers, Hall has demonstrated a commitment to helping and teaching other individuals. She is active in high school soccer and track, band/marching band/jazz band and DJ club, and also helps with drama productions in her school.
Sarah Tomlinson is the daughter of Nine Mile employee John Tomlinson. She has achieved a high level of academic success while maintaining constant involvement in her community and school activities.
She was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year and has been involved in her student government for three years, organizing school activities such as spirit week, dances and fundraisers for local charities. She has also been a member of the Fowler Exchange Program and Special Friends, both school run programs that provide a learning experience and assist other students.
In her community, Tomlinson has been involved in the United Way Youth Allocation Program, which involves high school students from Cayuga County who evaluate nonprofit organizations and grant money for those most in need. In addition, she has been very active in three sports throughout high school.
Adam Clawson is the son of Nine Mile employee Scott Clawson. Clawson is a senior at SUNY Oswego majoring in psychology and plans to attend a master’s or doctoral graduate program to become a school psychologist.
Clawson has participated in multiple projects during his undergraduate studies. His efforts as one of the lead intervention/prevention specialists in a project promoting positive social-emotional adjustment and resilience in young children in Oswego County were highlighted as part of the project’s overall success.
Clawson is completing an independent, experimental research project on the effects of social support and cognitive orientation among collegiate athletes. He is also involved in a study to evaluate the effectiveness of and students’ satisfaction with the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center.
Clawson presented his findings at the annual Quest student research day and is presenting additional findings at regional conferences.