The 2014 Outstanding Water Project Award recipients are Allie
Lambert and Megan Dobbins, both of Southeastern High School in
Augusta; as well as Samantha McCarty and Hannah Riedle, both of Mt.
Pulaski High School. Illinois American Water presented each awardee
with a plaque and cash award.
“These students are exemplary in every regard and highly deserving
of this honor,” said Randy Pankiewicz, Manager of Water Quality and
Environmental Compliance for Illinois American Water. “We wish them
all the best as they pursue their academic endeavors and hope they
will continue to concentrate on protecting our environment and water
Illinois American Water established the Outstanding Water Project
Award to recognize high school students choosing to focus on water
research and related topics. High school students who are members of
Illinois FFA are eligible to participate in the state convention and
award competition. Since 2013, the company has awarded a total of
$2,000 to eight Illinois students.
[Text received; KAREN COLLTON,
ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER ]
About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water
(NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the
state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater
services to approximately 1.2 million people. American Water also
operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control
and research laboratory in Belleville. Founded in 1886, American
Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company
employs more than 6.600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14
million people in more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada.
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