Maddisen F. Glena of Middleport, NY is this year's recipient of the Alan P. Savory Memorial Scholarship Award.
Maddisen attends Royalton-Hartland High School, has a 3.8 grade point average and is ranked 7th in her class. Maddisen is a scholar athlete and has excelled in a rigorous curriculum. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Varsity Softball, Basketball & Soccer Teams. Outside the classroom Maddisen tutors and is involved in many volunteer organizations. Maddisen's English teacher states, "Maddisen possesses the determination for academic success at a collegiate level. She treats her peers with kindness and respect. She has a strong foundation of character and integrity." Maddisen plans to attend Medaille College and major in Veterinary Technology and Biology.
Maddisen's father, Matthew Glena, is a service technician for Drum Oil & Propane in Gasport, NY.
Morgan Childs of East Greenbush, NY is this year's recipient of the Empire State Energy Association Award.
Morgan attends Columbia High School, has a 3.2 grade point average and has excelled academically in a demanding curriculum, which includes numerous Honors Classes. Morgan is a member of the National Honor Society, Band, Golf Team and the New York State Champion Science Olympiad Team. She has also been a member of the Girl Scouts for 11 years, doing many volunteer projects within her community. Morgan's Earth Science teacher states, "Miss Childs takes her education very seriously. She strives to learn and achieve as much as she can. Her strengths include a friendly and approachable personality, and the ability to work well with others. She is a well-rounded individual with huge potential for growth". Morgan plans to attend Purdue University to major in Mechanical Engineering.
Morgan's father, Gregory Childs, is the Director of I.T. for Main Care Energy in Albany, NY.
This was the first Scholarship Award. It was presented in 1968 and granted $600 towards tuition, books and other materials at the college or university of the recipient’s choice. In 1974, the award was increased to $800 and renamed the Alan P. Savory Memorial Scholarship Award, in honor of the young ESPA leader who died unexpectedly while on vacation with his family. Mr. Savory had just completed two terms as President and Board Chairman a short time before his death. The current $1,500 scholarship serves as a living memorial to Mr. Savory’s leadership.
Since 1968, the Scholarship Award Program has been recognizing children of both association members and their employees for their academic excellence and citizenship. The current $1,500 scholarship was presented in 2008 and recognizes a student who best represent these qualities.