Duquesne Light Honors Scholarship Winners
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Duquesne Light (NYSE: DQE) and WQED Multimedia will host the 14th Annual Black History Month reception at the WQED Studios in Oakland. The reception will recognize the academic and community achievements of four African-American high school seniors from Duquesne Light's partnership schools. The students will receive $1,000 scholarships for advanced study at any four-year university, college, community college or technical training school. This year's scholarship recipients are: -- Marissa Goosby, Aliquippa High School -- Shaudae Jones, Beaver Falls Senior High School -- Jeanette Meacham, Clairton High School -- Brittini Wright, Schenley High School Duquesne Light began its Partners in Education program with Schenley High School in 1985. The program has helped students increase their level of achievement by bolstering the resources in their schools and increasing communication between schools and businesses to help ensure a prepared and well-educated workforce. By linking schools with local media, cultural, academic, environmental and social organizations, students are exposed to new career opportunities, engaged in learning programs to expand their skills in math, technology and literacy, and helped to build their self-esteem as they discover new capabilities and opportunities to enhance their futures. Today, Duquesne Light has partnership programs in 15 schools in Allegheny and Beaver counties. In addition to the scholarship awards, Duquesne Light and WQED Multimedia will present the 2004 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to the African-American community in each of four categories. This year's honorees are: -- Robert Agbede -- founder, president and CEO of Advanced Technology Systems, Inc. (ATS). Business and Government -- Pittsburgh Chapter, Links, Inc. - Arts, Culture and Recreation -- Pediatric Surgery Department, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh -- Civic, Community and Humanitarian -- FAME (Fund for Advancement of Minorities Through Education) -- Education "Duquesne Light has been a proud partner in this event since its inception," said Morgan O'Brien, Duquesne Light president and CEO. "We are pleased to join with WQED to once again provide a forum for current community leaders to share the stage with the equally deserving students who will follow in their footsteps." About Duquesne Light Company Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering technological innovation and superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million direct customers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
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