Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Local 459 Retiree Chairman Charlie Zitzelberger presented the winner of its inaugural IBEW Local 459 Scholarship on May 10, 2017 at the IBEW Local 5 Hall in Clearfield, PA. Rebecca Case, a Senior at Troy Jr./Sr. High School was the winner. She is the daughter of Local 459 member Gregory Case of Troy, PA who is a Lead Lineman out of the Troy, PA area with Penelec/First Energy.
Rebecca had to obtain acceptance at a full time post-secondary educational institution and submit an 1,000 word essay on “Why is my parent (or grandparent) a Union member?” to the Local’s Retiree Committee, who was responsible for reviewing, grading, and ultimately awarding the best essay.
Local 459 congratulates Rebecca on her achievement and recent acceptance to Penn State University – University Park, wishes her the best of luck in her academic future, and thanks all of those other applicants who took the time to submit an essay for competition. The Local intends on continuing this scholarship in the future, so please be on the look out for information for next year’s scholarship!