The 2015 CAP Scholarship winners were honored recently at the Wood River Refinery Community Leaders’ Dinner. Pictured are the winners (from left), Joseph Twichell, Hannah Rose, Emily Brandt, Marissa Thomas, Julie Bruns and Toby Berglund.
The Community Advisory Panel of the WRB Wood River Refinery, operated by Phillips 66, recently awarded scholarships to six area high school seniors.
The $700 scholarships are designed to help students offset tuition at a community college, university or technical school. To participate in the scholarship contest, high school seniors were required to have demonstrated drive, commitment and leadership within the community.
Student recipients were presented with the scholarships during award recognition ceremonies at their schools. The six recipients include Toby Berglund, Emily Brandt, Julie Bruns, Hannah Rose, Marissa Thomas and Joe Twichell.
- Toby Berglund is the son of Lynn Carter. He graduates from Alton High School.
- Emily Brandt is the daughter of Drew and Heather Brandt. She graduates from Alton High School.
- Julie Bruns is the daughter of Douglas and Robin Bruns. She graduates from Civic Memorial High School.
- Hannah Rose is the daughter of Ted and Bonnie Rose. She graduates from Alton High School.
- Marissa Thomas is the daughter of Teresa Brinkman. She graduates from Roxana High School.
- Joseph Andrew Twichell is the son of Kara Twichell and Steve Twichell. He graduates from Alton High School.
The students also were honored May 20 at the refinery’s annual Community Leaders’ Dinner. The dinner allows the region’s community leaders to tour the refinery, interact with the refinery management as well as the Community Advisory Panel and learn more about key issues and initiatives at the refinery. This year more than 100 leaders attended the dinner, tour and presentation.