F.H. Paschen and George Westinghouse College Prep School inducted the next five students into the Paschen Scholars program on May 26, in a Hard Hat Ceremony at the F.H. Paschen headquarters in Chicago.
The five chosen students represented the top 18% percent of the freshman class, and included those who expressed an interest in construction. They join the six students chosen in the inaugural 2016 program.
The students each participated in interviews and activities to determine their abilities, creativity, and engineering aptitude. The Scholars will participate in the three-year program, and will visit Paschen three times a week for 3 weeks in July for the next three years; visiting jobsites, doing intern work, and learning about the culture and the world of construction.
- Michael Baggett
- Jaymes Hernandez-Garrity
- Diana Mendoza
- Alfonso Ochoa
- Cristian Tovar
The 2016 Paschen Scholars are:
- Tiana Collins
- Kayla Garcia
- Justino Martinez
- Ramon Quinto
- Jose Reyes
- Gustavo Sanchez
Joe Scarpelli, Executive Vice President of Paschen, said of the students and the program, “We are very excited to welcome our second class of Paschen Scholars. It was a great turn out at the event and a pleasure to meet our new scholars and their parents at the Hard Hat ceremony. Special thanks to John Barkowski who gave wonderful Hard Hat introduction.”
F.H. Paschen is proud to support George Westinghouse College Prep, and is committed to the mentorship of students interested in learning more about the construction industry through the Paschen Scholars program.
George Westinghouse College Prep is a new-start school that now offers two competitive programs; a selective enrollment College Preparatory program and a College and Careers program. A concerted effort by community activists, educators, parents, Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago and concerned citizens led to a newly constructed campus being built to house the new school. Find out more at New Westing House.