Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Local 459 Retiree Chairman, Joe Oliver and Business Manager, Paul Cameron presented the winner of its 2nd Annual IBEW Local 459 Scholarship on June 21, 2018, at the IBEW Local 459 Hall in Johnstown, PA. Rylee McCully, a recent graduate of United High School was the winner. She is the granddaughter of Local 459 Executive Board Member, James Stewart.
Rylee had to obtain acceptance at a full time post-secondary educational institution and submit a 1,000-word essay on “Why are Labor Unions an important part of American History?” to the Local’s Retiree Committee, who was responsible for reviewing, grading, and ultimately awarding the best essay.
Local 459 congratulates Rylee on her achievement and acceptance into the Conemaugh School of Nursing. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. The Local intends on continuing this scholarship yearly, so please be on the lookout for information on next year's scholarship!