Page 23


Scholarship Winners


n support of its mission to raise am, had managed to combine my passion for awareness of marine and maritime ca- the environment with a love of the sea… it reer pathways and to provide financial got me excited to be an engineer and excited support to high school graduates pursuing that goal, in June, the Eastport YC ##Ty Davidson. Foundation board of directors awarded six scholarships. The scholarships are provided directly to the schools in support of tuition. Meet the winners: Michael Atwell: (Arnold, MD - 2014 scholarship winner) Great Lakes Maritime Academy/Northwestern Michigan College’s Deck Officer Program, BS in Marine Transportation, complete licensing requirements for unlimited tonnage vessels. After high school, Michael earned his USCG Masters 100-Ton license and began to captain passenger vessels in the Chesa##Desirae Williams. peake Bay region. He also managed and raced sailboats competitively in offshore races. Michael says, “I realized after about three years my long term career goals were to captain much larger vessels.” Ryan Beveridge: (Forest Hill, MD – 2014 scholarship winner) University of Maryland, College Park, Clark School of Engineering. Ryan continues with J/World Annapolis ##Ryan Beveridge. as both a student and a teacher; he joined the UMD Club Sailing Team and volunteered to run the EYC Foundaby all the things I could do on the water after tion booth at the 2015 Marine & Maritime college.” Career Fair. Ty Davidson: (Newcomb, MD – 2013 While working at J/World, his boss inscholarship winner) Massachusetts Maritime troduced Ryan to a team of engineers who Academy, Bachelors of Science in Marine had just graduated from college. “[They] Transportation (June 2016)/USCG 3rd Mate’s License Unlimited Tonnage/Any had just started a project where they created a prototype of an autonomous sailboat Oceans. Ty’s work experience includes the powered only by solar panels and the wind. Baltimore Harbor Maritime Industry Internship, J Ray McDermott, and many years with The goal was to change the way we ship things across the world and to limit the de- the family business as a mate on a 42-foot charter fishing/crabbing boat in the Chesapendence on fossil fuels. This small group peake Bay. He has interned as a Bay Pilot. of guys, just a couple of years older than I Follow us!

Lucas Karhoff: (Findlay, OH – 2014 scholarship winner, 2015 EYCF Scholarship endowed in Honor of Stephen Voorhis). Great Lakes Maritime Academy/Northwestern Michigan College; Bachelor of Science in the Study of Technology for Engineer Marine and Business. Lucas is active in the Student Propeller Club, Port 150, providing the opportunity for maritime industry networking both on-campus and off-campus. He has previous work experience with Arnold Ferry Line as crew and in maintenance. Alex Roberson: (Annapolis, MD - 2015 Annapolis High School graduate). Florida Southern College - Marine Biology (Danforth Scholarship). Alex’s experience includes Baltimore Aquarium Internship in 2014 working 100 plus hours as an exhibit guide and a speaker on environmental issues. He earned his Dive Certification at age 13 with passion and commitment directed toward a marine career and spent years exploring the Chesapeake Bay on family boats. Desirae Marie Williams: (Baltimore, MD - 2015 Sparrows Point High School graduate) Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Marine Sciences. Desirae served as one of eight Chincoteague Bay Field Station Interns in 2014 where she developed research as a student in the field, served as a classroom instructor on intertidal zones, taught ages five to seven about the ecosystems and animals that reside along the coast of Virginia, and completed a college-level class on oceanography. Desirae is also a Civil Air Patrol cadet. September 2015 23

PropTalk Magazine September 2015  
PropTalk Magazine September 2015  

Chesapeake Bay Boating