Friends of Euclid Creek Awards Fifth Annual Scholarship to St. Ignatius High School Student

Ken Messinger, President, Friends of Euclid Creek, awarding Andrew Yormick this years environmental education scholarship.

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of its 2018 annual Environmental Education scholarship is Andrew Yormick.

Each year a $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who has exhibited the potential to make a contribution to the protection of the environment through study, volunteerism, and commitment. The scholarship is given to a deserving high school or college student,  preferably one living within the watershed, who demonstrates these qualities and will be pursuing a degree in environmental science, including engineering, hydrology, ecology, geology, biology or other fields related to environmental studies.

This year's scholarship winner grew up in Lyndhurst, graduated from St. Ignatius High School and will be attending the Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs with a major in Environmental Studies.

Andrew has demonstrated a devotion to the environment in two major ways, as a volunteer and as an artist/photographer.  As a volunteer, he has worked with a  naturalist in the Mohican State Park,  and as teacher's aide.  Even his athletic activity on the crew team has led him to strengthen his commitment to the environment by wanting to take on projects to clean-up the waterways on which he races.  In addition, Andrew has expressed his obvious passion for the environment through his outstanding photographs of nature.  In his application, Andrew wrote, "I plan to use my photography a key part of my future roles in environmental studies."   

The Friends of Euclid Creek is delighted to be able to reward Andrew for his devotion to the environment and support his future education with a financial gift to help him realize his goal to protect and promote the environment. 

The Friends of Euclid Creek's mission is to raise awareness about and preserve the natural features of the Euclid Creek watershed.

Elizabeth Hiser

Euclid Creek Watershed Program Manager working out of Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District office.

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