Hauppauge, NY May 22, 2015 – The United States Green Building Council ‐ Long Island Chapter (USGBC‐LI) will gather at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 31st to present the winners of the USGBC‐LI 2015 Scholarship their awards at a Luncheon, in their honor. The event will be held at The Viana Hotel and Spa (a LEED Certified Building), located at 3998 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590.
Four scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded to High School graduates that are from Long Island. Students were asked to provide their High School transcripts, a letter of recommendation and two required essays. The First Essay was a direct connection to the individual students and read “How would you use LEED and/or sustainable design practices for a Green Building Project in your school to guarantee a successfully implemented project that provides the intended sustainability objectives? The Second Essay targeted focus on a natural resource and read “The cost of delivering potable water, while relatively inexpensive on Long Island, has seen a 25% increase in the past year.... Define the two ways that water is consumed in your school and what you think can be done to mitigate this increasing expense.”
And the winners are...
Platinum Scholarship ‐ $2,000
Mary Bertschi, Southold HS
Gold Scholarship ‐ $1,500
Kyle Majid, Harborfields HS
Silver Scholarship ‐ $1,000
Sharika Krish, Elwood‐John H. Glenn HS
Certified Scholarship ‐ $ 500
Cassandra Vnook, Locust Valley HS
This is an event to attend, as USGBC‐LI honors the young minds that lead us into the sustainable future. We offer our sincerest congratulations to the winners and their families and thank everyone who applied for this honor. It is clear, Long Island’s sustainable future is good hands. USGBC‐LI commends each and every applicant, who all deserve accolades, for their academic prowess, inspiration, generosity, and benevolence.
Tammy Cunha, LEED AP, Executive Treasurer of USGBC‐LI noted, “Education is the basis of all things known, and thus leading to all things possible. It is education that provides an understanding of LEED and its many benefits to the world, as it exists today and in the future. Education is at the forefront of USGBC‐LI’s vision. USGBC‐LI is very proud to recognize these Long Island high school students who are not only exceptional students of academia, but students with a passion for sustainability and desire to make this world a better world, than which they received. These students are the essence of the USGBC‐LI’s mission.”
Please register for the event at www.USGBC‐LI.org ‐ Limited seating is available