Encana awards a $10,000 scholarship to Pinedale High School senior
Gus Holz wins for outstanding academic performance
June 8, 2012
Through its community scholarship program, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. gives Wyoming youth an opportunity to continue their education and develop the necessary skills to attain a career in the energy industry. Augustus Holz of Pinedale High School won a 2012 Encana USA scholarship for outstanding academic performance and dedicated community service, and will receive $2,500 annually for up to four years, totaling $10,000.
With an interest in engineering, Augustus "Gus" plans to attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and study Mechanical Engineering.
"The business world is very competitive, and I know that a degree in engineering would give me the education and competitive edge that I would need to succeed," said Gus. "Because itís the most versatile and encompassing degree in the engineering field, I will be well-versed in all of the mechanical processes and technology required when I enter the workforce."
His positive attitude and determined work ethic has earned him numerous scholastic and athletic honors. Gus actively participates in many school activities including sports, concert and jazz bands, drama club, student government, National Honor Society and book club.
As senior class president and team captain for football, ice hockey and soccer, Gus has proven himself to be leader in both action and word. His drive to succeed in any endeavor makes Gus an exceptional and well-rounded student, athlete and individual.
"Iíve held several leadership positions throughout high school, though none as notable as my role as senior class president," stated Gus. "Iíve worked extremely hard to be the best leader I can be. In the process, Iíve learned how to make the most of any situation, and effectively lead a group of individuals toward a common goal, while also demanding my own personal growth."
Encana USA gives a scholarship every year to one graduating senior in each school district where the company operates. This year, Encana USA awarded 10 scholarships to Wyoming students who plan to pursue a degree or trade program associated with the oil and gas industry. The students can use the scholarship for any financial need, such as tuition, books or rent.
"What better investment to make than supporting the hopes and dreams of our local youth?" asked Randy Teeuwen, Encana USA community relations advisor. "Our scholarship program seeks the potential in hard-working students and rewards their achievement. Congratulations Gus, we look forward to seeing your infinite potential turn into success."