Wheelabrator Millbury Awards $5,000 Scholarship to Northbridge High Graduate
Bridgette Bousquet will study at Clarkson
MILLBURY, Mass. — June 9, 2014 — Attending Clarkson University this fall will cost a Northbridge High School graduate $5,000 less thanks to a scholarship from Wheelabrator Millbury.
Bridgette Bousquet has received the 2014 Daniel P. Madigan Scholarship, named for a Wheelabrator executive who was a pioneer in the waste-to-energy business. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Northbridge High School who has been accepted into an engineering program college or university.
“We’re pleased to honor Bridgette for her academic excellence and demonstrated leadership and citizenship in high school,” said Wheelabrator Millbury Plant Manager Pete DiCecco. “We wish her well as she begins the new school year.”
Bousquet will enroll in the honors program at Clarkson University with a major in engineering and management. She is leaning towards a career in construction management. She already has experience as a project management intern for Consigli Construction in Milford.
“There is always something to learn about with each new project and that's what I love about engineering—it gives you tools to solve different problems and tasks,” said Bousquet. “I knew I wanted to be an engineer when I saw all of the different fields it can apply to. The possibilities are endless. It means a lot to me to be chosen as the Madigan Scholarship winner because not only is it a financial help, but it also is an honor to carry on Mr. Madigan’s love for engineering.”
This year marks the 18th annual presentation of the scholarship, which honors Madigan, a former New England regional vice president of Wheelabrator and waste-to-energy pioneer who passed away in 1995. Madigan’s brother, Jim, and Wheelabrator Millbury Operations Specialist Erin Lloyd presented Bousquet with the scholarship.
“It’s great that the company does this,” said Jim Madigan. “Our family appreciates everything Wheelabrator does in memory of my brother, and it’s wonderful we’re able to help students pursue their goals.”
“Dan Madigan was a leader in the waste-to-energy industry for two decades,” said DiCecco. “We are very pleased that Dan’s legacy lives on through this scholarship and worthy recipients such as Bridgette.”
At Northbridge, Bousquet was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Advisory Council, DECA, Amnesty International, A Cappella Choir and Ski Club. She also was on the varsity soccer and indoor and outdoor track teams.
Wheelabrator’s waste-to energy facility in Saugus also sponsors a $5,000 Daniel P. Madigan scholarship annually to a graduating senior from Triton Regional High School in Byfield.
ABOUT WHEELABRATOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. is a leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste and other renewable waste fuels into clean energy. Wheelabrator owns or operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities that provide safe waste disposal for towns and cities across the U.S. Wheelabrator also operates four independent power plants designed to generate electricity using an assortment of fuels, including waste wood, waste coal, and natural gas. In addition to producing electricity, some of these facilities also produce steam sold to nearby government and commercial establishments. Wheelabrator’s 21 facilities have a combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes. To learn more, visit www.wheelabratortechnologies.com.
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Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.