TCI New York Awards Four Scholarships to RCS High School Seniors

June 21, 2017

Environmental Studies Scholarship Helps Graduates Meet College Expenses

TCI New York, the national recycler of transformers and other electrical equipment based in Coeymans, NY announced its annual environmental studies scholarships for four outstanding graduating seniors from Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School. The four students, selected for their academic achievement by the RCS Science Department, will each receive $500 for use toward college expenses next year. Samantha Clark will attend the Albany College of Pharmacy. Sarah Limberger will pursue an engineering degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Elissa Ortiz will study biology at Mount Holyoke College. Logan Pugsley plans to major in chemistry and music at Union College.

The scholarships were presented at the high school’s annual awards night followed by a tour of TCI’s facilities and lunch for the students, teachers, and TCI senior staff.

TCI President Brian Hemlock said, “The Environmental Scholarship program is one of the most rewarding things we do. It gives us a chance to support the high school and give something back to our community. Getting to meet the impressive young people graduating from RCS really makes us feel good, and this year’s group, which is headed to top schools, is especially strong. Congratulations to Samantha, Sarah, Elissa and Logan, and to their staff and teachers at RCS.”

RCS Principal Tom DiAcetis said, “We are grateful for TCI’s commitment to supporting some of our top graduating seniors, and we appreciate the opportunity to tour the TCI facility and talk with its senior leaders. This program is now in its third year and it continues to be a great success.”


RCS High School Seniors and Faculty Tour TCI Facilities Students Samantha Clark, Elissa Ortiz, Sarah Limberger, and Logan Pugsley; Guidance Counselor Peter Dwyer, Chemistry Teacher April Hoffman; TCI Plant Supervisor Damian Hicks; TCI Operations Manager John Barr; TCI President Brian Hemock