Lehigh Valley 
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
In May 2017 the Lehigh Valley Chapter awarded five $2,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who have been accepted to engineering programs.

 

Bryce Cavey is the son of Robert and Kristen Cavey and will be graduating from Freedom High School. He plans to attend Lehigh University and dual major in mechanical or electrical engineering and mathematics. He helped to start, and is one of the leaders of, the Freedom High School robotics team. They compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, team #10771 Le Pamplemousse. He was a member of the varsity football team for four years, winning the Football Scholar Athlete award for Freedom High School. He participated in a summer honors program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in which he studied nanochemistry. Bryce is a member of the National Honors Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Math Team. Bryce also participated in the American Chemistry Society Chemistry Olympiad exam. He has received academic awards for Excellence in German, straight A’s for four years, Rensselaer Medal Finalist, and an Award of Commendation for his work with robotics. In his free time Bryce enjoys freestyle skiing, 3D modeling, and 3D printing.

Eric Cichocki is graduating from Emmaus High School and is the son of Tom and Gayle Cichocki. He is a National Merit Scholar, a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and an AP Scholar with Honor award winner. In addition, Eric plays varsity baseball, basketball, and golf at Emmaus High School. He was a captain of the golf and basketball teams and was named the Lehigh Valley Legion Player of the Year for baseball. In addition, Eric earned the Emmaus High School Scholar Athlete for all three sports and was named the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) Scholar Athlete for golf. He finished in fourteenth place in the state tournament for golf during his senior year. At Emmaus, Eric is a Hornet Ambassador, serves as a tutor coordinator, and he is a member of the EPC Student Athlete Character Council. He is also the founder of the Cichocki Invitational Golf Tournament, which raised over $300 to benefit the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley in its first year. Eric is planning to attend Lehigh University in the fall, where he will study in the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors program and play baseball. 

Alana Marie Dee is graduating from Parkland High School and is the daughter of Douglas Dee and Ellen O’Connell. Alana runs cross country and is the captain of her track team. She runs the 100m and 200m dashes, is the third leg of her 4x1 relay, and triple jumps. Alana is a member of the Political Science Club, National Honor Society, and Parkland Cares Club; and she works at Old Navy. Alana is also involved with her school musical as a build crew member, helps paint the yearly school mural, and plays piano. In her engineering class, Alana is currently working on a design project to limit carcinogen formation while grilling. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study Electrical Engineering.

Judson William Freidl is graduating from Freedom High School and is the son of Kerry and Kerri Freidl. He is captain of the varsity men's soccer team and his Bethlehem United club soccer team; men's soccer representative for Freedom's Student Athletic Council; and a co-founder of the FIRST Tech Challenge Freedom Robotics team. He also participates in Freedom's Engineering Club, Engineering Academy, Project Lead the Way and National Honor Society while also taking courses at both Lehigh and Lafayette College as part of their High School Scholars Program. He volunteers frequently for New Bethany Ministries, and is a soccer referee/mentor for Eastern PA Youth Soccer. Judson has received numerous academic honors including the Freedom Soccer Scholar Athlete Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, BASF Scholarship Award Winner, Bridges Foundation Award Winner, and was a national finalist in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad. Last summer, Judson participated in the 2016 Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute for Science and Technology, a four-week collaborative and independent research program focused on the grand challenges of engineering. In the fall, Judson will be attending Cornell University to dual major in Chemical Engineering and Business and Entrepreneurship. While there he also hopes to participate in Engineers Without Borders and perform undergrad research, before going on to graduate school.

Adam Li is a graduating senior at Freedom High School and the son of Yingqi Lu and Sherman Li. He has involved himself with technology from a young age, building his first computer ten years ago. As a junior, he founded his school’s Robotics Club, and along with fellow scholarship winner Bryce Cavey, led it to receive many awards and reach the Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge state tournament both years since starting. Adam also founded Freedom’s Computer Science Club and has participated in various cyber-security competitions. He is a member of National Honors Society, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Freedom’s Environmental Awareness Team, and Future Business Leaders of America. Adam is a Rensselaer Medalist who was nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, and he has been awarded AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Commended. He plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to major in Computer and Systems Engineering.

 

The Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers would like to thank the following businesses for their financial support of our scholarship program. The support of these firms and individuals has made it possible to provide this year's scholarships. They deserve our thanks for their generosity and willingness to provide donations assisting these promising students in their commitment to pursue a degree and carrier in engineering. This year’s donors are:

Graduate Level

Bridge Gap Engineering

FLSmidth, Inc.

Lutron

PPL

Senior Level

Victaulic Company

Junior Level

Barry Isett & Associates

EnviroAce

Hanover Engineering Associates

Lehigh White Cement

Mass Mutual Financial Group

Peak Technical Staffing USA

Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Rettew

The Pidcock Company

TRC Worldwide Engineering

Sophomore Level 

Advantage Engineers

Borton Lawson Engineering

McTish Kunkle Engineering

Newton Engineering

Freshman Level

Civil & Forensic Engineering

J.P. Mascaro & Sons

Keystone Consulting Engineers

Kohn Engineering

Monarch Precast Concrete Corporation

R. Peruzzi, Inc.

Contributors

Michael F. Basta, P.E.

Kevin T. Campbell, P.E., LEED AP

William Erdman, P.E.

Alex Dezubay, P.E.

Alfred Gruenke, P.E.

Grayson McNair, P.E.


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