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Exelon Generation Science Awards Dinner attendees. Standing, from left: Archie Gleason, Carol Churchill and Bill Swahl of Exelon Generation; Janice Gauthier, Interim Superintendent, Everett Public Schools; Scholarship Recipient Joshua Powers; Senator Sal DiDomenico; Kevin Shaw, Assistant Superintendent, Everett Public Schools; Erick Naumann, Principal, Everett High School; and Christopher Boucher, Exelon Generation. Seated are Ann Ritchie, Director of Science, Everett Public Schools, and Scholarship Recipient Mariam Peralta Valenzuela.

Science Dinner

Exelon Generation Reinforces Commitment to STEM by Hosting Science Awards Dinner at the Museum of Science

13 Everett students receive science fair awards; two receive $5,000 science scholarships

This recognition dinner ties in with [a] major Exelon initiative, and that is innovation.  Throughout our company, employees are encouraged to solve problems by coming up with new and better ways of doing things. Innovation is more than a good idea, though, it’s taking that idea, following through, and making it happen. Being one of the judges at this year’s science fair, I can tell you that we would welcome some of the initiative and innovation back at our plants that were reflected in many of those student projects.  

Archie Gleason, General Manager for the Northeast Region of Exelon Generation.

Exelon Generation, owner of the Everett LNG Facility and Mystic Generating Station, recently honored 17 Everett Middle School and High School students for their academic success and commitment to science. Students, along with their families, school administrators and teachers, attended the Science Awards Dinner held at the Museum of Science. New England Cable News Meteorologist Tim Kelley was the guest speaker, along with Senator Sal DiDomenico who extended congratulations to the students and other guests.
“Given the importance of science and innovation to our energy business, Exelon believes it is important to support and recognize students who show drive, creativity and a commitment to science,” said Bill Swahl, Exelon Power’s Vice President of Operations.  “Attending this awards ceremony allowed me to hear students’ enthusiasm for science and learn of their impressive accomplishments, while seeing the pride expressed by their parents, teachers and school administrators. It was very eye-opening — we’re actually shaping young lives.”
Exelon Generation awarded $5,000 scholarships to two students – Joshua Powers and Mariam Peralta Valenzuela.  These students are graduating seniors who have impressive records of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement; both students plan to major in Biomedical Engineering.

In addition, Exelon Generation awarded prizes and certificates of achievement to the following students for their outstanding science fair projects: 

Everett High School Science Fair Awards

  • First Place Overall, First Place Biology: Maha Melicio
  • First Place Engineering Team: Ileissa Ovalle and Jamie Nagle
  • First Place Physics Team: Daniela Gutierrez, Carolina Morare, and Isabelle Souza
  • Second Place Overall, First Place Chemistry: Emma Santos
  • Third Place Overall, Second Place Biology: Jenna Nguyen

Everett Middle School Science Fair Awards

  • First Place Overall, Lafayette School: Suzanne Maharjan
  • First Place Team, Parlin School, Grade 6: Isabella Gonzalez De Oliveira and Emily Nogueira
  • Second Place Overall, Madeline English School: Philip Fonseca
  • Third Place Overall, Lafayette School: Nicolas Crowell


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