AIKEN, S.C. (April 22, 2019) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), awarded 15 SRR Family Scholarships to local graduates, all of whom are children of SRR employees.
At a recent dinner and award reception, the high school seniors each received scholarships of $3,000. They were selected on the basis of leadership, extracurricular involvement, community service, grade point average, and scholastic achievement.
Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, commended the students for their accomplishments and recognized their parents at the reception.
“Awarding the Savannah River Remediation Family Scholarships is a highlight of the year for me and for the Company,” Foster said during a dinner held in their honor. “We have the opportunity to reward these students for their hard work during high school and the honor of showing their parents, SRR employees, how much we appreciate them.”
Foster added: “To the students, I congratulate you on your accomplishments during high school, and I encourage you to make learning a lifelong journey during your next steps in college and in your future careers. To the parents, thank you for the dedication you put into your children at home and into your work at Savannah River Remediation.”
Recipients of the 2019 SRR Family Scholarships are:
DJ Almond, son of SRR employee Gina Almond and her husband David Almond. DJ plans to attend The Citadel and major in fish and wildlife biology and minor in agribusiness.
Keeley Bowman, daughter of SRR employee Steven Bowman and his wife Shelley Bowman. Keeley plans to attend the University of South Carolina Aiken and major in exercise science.
Faith Breland, daughter of SRR employee Robbie Breland and Charity Tison. Faith plans to study biology at Winthrop University and pursue a career as a licensed physical therapist.
Abram Coleman, son of Jim Coleman and his wife Shirley Coleman. Abram has been accepted into six colleges and still making his final decision. He plans to become an engineer.
Gavin Findley, son of SRR employee Scott Roberts and his wife Angie Roberts. Gavin plans to attend Georgia Southern and pursue a career in neuroscience.
Brandon Harris, son of SRR employee James Harris and his wife Diana Harris. Brandon plans to attend Georgia College and State University, pursing a degree in biology and ultimately pursuing a career as an anesthesiologist.
Addaly Hart, daughter of SRR employee Mike Hart and his wife Debbie Hart. Addaly has been accepted into three universities and plans to pursue a career in the music industry.
Charlton Hill, son of SRR employee Pete Hill and his wife Charlotte Hill. Charlton plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree and possibly a master’s degree in chemical engineering.
Carmen McRae, daughter of SRR employee Van McRae and his wife Nedra McRae. Carmen plans to attend Georgia State University to pursue a degree in the entrepreneurial business field.
Robert Morris, son of SRR employee Daniel Morris and his wife Elizabeth Morris. Robert plans to attend the University of South Carolina and study mechanical engineering.
Sebastian O’Banion, son of SRR employee Thomas O’Banion and his wife Alison O’Banion. Sebastian has been accepted into four universities and will be making a decision soon. He plans to pursue a degree in business and graphic design.
Austin Scott, son of SRR employee Heike Scott and her husband Michael Scott. Austin has been accepted into five colleges and will be making a decision soon. He plans to pursue a degree in business.
Truett Taylor, daughter of SRR employee Keith Taylor and Kelly Tabor. Truett plans to attend the University of South Carolina Upstate and major in biology with a minor in pre-med.
Lauren Wallace, daughter of SRR employee Scott Wallace and his wife Rhonda Wallace. Lauren plans to attend the University of Georgia to major in biology or psychology and plans to become a pediatrician.
Baker Yarnell, son of SRR employee Richard Yarnell and his wife Teresa Yarnell. Baker plans to attend the University of South Carolina Aiken to pursue a degree in sports medicine.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at SRS for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, Jacobs, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.