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Local students awarded Alliance of Indiana Rural Water scholarships

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CANNELTON – Spencer Herzog and Cody Lawalin from Cannelton High School were awarded $750 scholarships from the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. The alliance awards scholarships yearly to a child of an employee of a member system. Both are sons of employees of Cannelton Municipal Utilities.
The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is a nonprofit membership association of more than 740 water and wastewater systems and related professionals. The alliance provides training and onsite technical assistance on Safe Drinking Water Act compliance issues, public health protection as it relates to drinking water, managerial issues, financial issues and operational issues to water and wastewater systems in Indiana that are under 10,000 in population. Training and onsite work is supported by federal contracts and grants that promote safe water for communities.
Herzog will graduate third in his class in May. He is planning to attend Western Kentucky University to study engineering. He is a member of the basketball and baseball teams and is a member of the student council and National Honor Society. He also participates in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program and Bitty Basketball.
Lawalin will graduate in May. He is undecided on where he will attend college, but plans to study criminal justice. His career goals are to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and become a state police officer and later a detective. He is a member of the student council, National Honor Society, Spanish and art clubs, Big Brothers-Big Sisters program and is on the basketball and baseball teams.