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Kentucky American Water awards Ripple Effect Scholarships to three Kentucky high school seniors

Kentucky American Water has awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships to three Kentucky high school seniors for their academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the environment, marking the 17th year the company has offered the scholarship program.

The 2019 recipients are Joseph Craven from Henry Clay High School, Kaitlyn Parker from Owen County High School and Samuel Newman from Tates Creek High School. Each student receives a $500 award from the company for use at an institution of higher education.

This year’s Ripple Effect Scholarship recipients have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through activities such as constructing a garden at a local nursing home, leading a Shoes for Water program to benefit the WaterStep Foundation, and creating a grilling charcoal with recyclable materials and a lower carbon emission.

“Students who are awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships excel in the classroom while also giving back to their schools and the larger community by leading projects that help protect the environment for future generations,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water. “As a utility that works with a precious natural resource every day, we are grateful for the solid example of environmental stewardship that these young people are setting for their fellow students and the larger community. Their actions are truly making a difference and inspiring others to be good stewards of the environment, too. We are pleased to recognize them through this award.”

Kentucky American Water established the Ripple Effect Scholarship program in 2002. High school seniors in the company’s 14-county service area are eligible to apply. Since 2002, the company has awarded a total of $60,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 109 Kentucky students.

From Kentucky American Water

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