LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky American Water has announced the winners of its Ripple Effect Scholarships.
Three Kentucky high school seniors have won the scholarships for their academic achievement and commitment to the environment.
The winners 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 $500 to use at an institution of higher education.
“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.”
According to the company this year’s students have shown a commitment to the environment through activities including building a garden at a nursing home and creating charcoal for grilling that has a lower carbon emission.