OSWEGO, NY – June 17, 2013 – Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station (NMPNS), owned and operated by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), is fortunate to operate in the greater Oswego community and is proud to give back to our community in a variety of ways, including scholarships to the children of employees. This year’s scholarship recipients are Kyle Loftus, a graduating senior from G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, NY, and Emily Forderkonz, a graduating senior from Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square, NY.
Kyle Loftus is the son of NMPNS employee Charles Carroll. Kyle has an exemplary record of academic accomplishment and community service. He is ranked #3 in his high school class out of 235 seniors. He obtained superior scores on the SAT examination and has been deemed a National Merit Scholarship Program “Commended Student” for being in the top 5% of all high school students in the U.S. who took the pre-SAT. Kyle’s leadership extends to many areas, including his roles as vice president of the Spanish club and president of the math club. He is also a member of the all-county and area all-state bands, as well as the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Band. Kyle has participated on the Oswego County Youth Court for three years and Leadership Oswego County Youth (LOCY), in which he organized a group of his peers to give duffel bags to kids and teens in foster care. He has been a member and captain of the varsity indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He qualified for the state-wide competition in both his junior and senior years, and was named an All-CNY runner his senior year. Kyle’s scholarship application essays contained significant insights and commitment to service and volunteering.
Emily Forderkonz is the daughter of NMPNS employee Jim Forderkonz. Emily has been on high honor roll throughout her high school career and was selected for the National Honor Society as a junior. She has been a member of the math team and has served as a tutor in both Spanish and Math. While maintaining high academic honors, Emily has also participated on several sports teams, including varsity cross country, bowling, track and field and golf. She figure skates competitively, both individually and on a synchronized skating team, year-round. She has been part of the stage crew and is involved in Girl Scouts. During her high school years, Emily has completed over 350 hours of community service at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she has volunteered for three summers. Upon graduation, she will receive the Gold Presidential Service Award for completing over 300 hours of community service.
Based on scholastic achievement and aptitude, as well as such personal qualities as character and leadership ability, NMPNS awards two undergraduate scholarships annually, each being valued up to $6,000 over four years, and one graduate fellowship biennially, valued up to $3,000 over two years.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG)
CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon – NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading. CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland. CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free, reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and businesses across the United States.