By Allison Collins
SIDNEY – Continuing its tradition of applauding area students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus, Amphenol Aerospace recently recognized graduates from Bainbridge-Guilford, Sidney and Unatego at their respective commencement ceremonies.
B-G’s Maya Cliffe, Sidney Valedictorian Victoria Prouty and Unatego Valedictorian Alexander Jenouri were each given an iPad to assist in their continued academic pursuits.
Cliffe will attend Clarkson University in the fall, with a concentration on environmental engineering; Prouty plans to leave in late August for Hobart, where she will focus on biology; and Jenouri will attend RPI, majoring in aerospace engineering.
Science and math teachers in the three districts nominated the student honorees. Amphenol human resource manager Sheri Youngs said eligibility required having the highest math and science average and plans to enter the field.
After receiving the gifts at graduation, students were honored at the Sidney facility this Tuesday. Jenouri and Cliffe were unable to attend.
Amphenol general manager Ryan Fisher and Youngs attended the brief ceremony, along with Prouty and her mother Linda.
“We get that our schools still produce really, really great young people,” Fisher said. “And we definitely depend on our community for our workforce. That’s part of why we do this, to stay connected to the talented people in our area.”
Youngs noted that the facility has 23 college students, including several Sidney graduates, working in “different facets.”