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  • First Wind Awards Scholarships to Delta and Milford High School Students
    by Christine Duval
    Published - 05/22/12 - 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (Boston, MA) - First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, announced Tuesday the 2012 recipients for their First Wind Scholars program include two Utah students. Scholarships are awarded to college-bound students from communities where the company currently has a project in operation or in an advanced stage of development. Two of this year’s sixteen national recipients are from Utah. Colin Christensen from Delta High School and Juan Madrigal from Milford High School each received $3,000 scholarships through the First Wind Scholars program.

    Colin Christensen of Oak City, who will graduate from Delta High School, is class Valedictorian. He received the National Football Hall of Fame award and he enjoys camping, boating and participating in sports with his friends. He plans to pursue a degree in Engineering.

    Juan Madrigal of Milford, a graduate of Milford High School, will pursue a certification as a Wind Technician/Electrician.

    Carol Grant, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for First Wind said, “Announcing these awards is always a pleasure, but even more so this year as our largest-yet group is full of young men and women from many of our communities across the country. The past year has seen significant growth for First Wind as a company and as a result so has the First Wind Scholars program. It is so gratifying to see so many students apply to take advantage of this opportunity. These students will make up the next generation of leaders in energy and the sciences, and we are honored to play this role in their academic journeys.”

    The First Wind Scholars program was started in 2009 as a way to support college-bound high school seniors in the communities where the company has projects in operation or in an advanced stage of development. The awards support exceptional high school students who plan to pursue studies on the environment, energy or the sciences. The program has grown each year and scholarships have been awarded to 43 students totaling more than $150,000. The 2012 recipients from Utah include the following two students:

    The 306 MW Milford Wind project in Beaver and Millard Counties was developed in two phases and is Utah’s largest utility-scale operating wind project. It provides power for about 64,000 homes in a typical year.

    For more information about First Wind Scholars, go to www.firstwind.com.
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