On September 10, 2017 the local lodge 743 Woman’s Committee selected the 2017-2018 education grant winner. The $500.00 award was given to Skyler Szot, who is the son of Tony Szot. Tony is a long time union member who works in Building 2 Worldwide Repair. “We received a number of excellent entries this year from some truly amazing individuals, said local 743 Woman’s Committee member, Penny Fitzgerald. “The selection process seems to get more and more difficult every year. We really wish we could have awarded every one of this year’s entrant’s money for their education, but unfortunately we can only pick one.”
Skyler was a very bright and athletic high school student. He participated on the high school soccer team, indoor track, and track and field. He received the coaches award for most improved player in 2016 and came in 1st place at the Winding Trails Invitational 5K earning the team record for best time that season. During the past two years he completed internships with the town of Farmington Civil Engineering Department and the Cutting Edge Research internship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Like many of our own union brothers and sisters, Skyler volunteered over 150 hours of community service to various organizations.
Skyler is an Eagle Scout who earned bronze, gold, and silver palms, 36 merit badges and the Supernova award. In his free time, he enjoys collecting sea glass, metal detecting and mining for Herkimer Diamonds. Skyler will be attending Trinity College majoring in engineering with a concentration in Bio-Medical Engineering studies. We congratulate Skyler and commend him on his past achievements and wish him the best of luck as he continues to strive for his goals and dreams! Skyler’s many accomplishments are too lengthy to list. Click here to view Skyler’s complete essay. Tony must be very proud!
Members of the Local Lodge 743 Woman’s Committee present Skyler Szot with the 2017 –2018 Education Grant.