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Kesner, Wells named recipients of Alcoa Scholarships

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MASSENA - Alcoa Massena has announced that Megan Wells, daughter of Ken and Patty Wells of Massena, and Jenna Kesner, daughter of John and Elaine Kesner of Brasher Falls, have each been awarded a $4,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation.

Megan and Jenna were selected by a panel of judges convened by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a scholarship administration service that oversees programs for several Fortune 500 companies. They were awarded the scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership, volunteerism/community service, and character.

The award is part of Alcoa Foundation’s Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program, established 62 years ago, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by high school seniors.

“We are extremely proud that Megan and Jenna are among such a prestigious group of students who have all accomplished so much,” said Primary Location Manager Bob Lenney. “We congratulate both them and their parents on this recognition and wish them the best in their college careers.”

Megan will be graduating from Massena Central in June and plans to attend Union College, where she will major in biology and pursue the 4+1 MBA program.

Jenna will be graduating from St. Lawrence Central High School and will attend SUNY Geneseo, where she will concentrate her studies in math and science.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Alcoa Foundation will assist 210 students with their undergraduate college education. These students represent 47 Alcoa locations in eight countries.

Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than $20.1 million in scholarships to more than 3,700 students.

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