Tyco Scholarships to Aid 2023 High School Graduates Going on to Study in STEM Fields

10 graduating seniors at 4 area high schools receive a total of $20,000

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Marinette, Wisconsin (May 24, 2023) — Tyco Fire Protection Products recently awarded $20,000 in Tyco STEM scholarships to 10 graduating seniors selected by four area high schools – Marinette High School, Peshtigo High School, Menominee High School, and St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. 

This year, Tyco invited the 10 high school seniors who received scholarships, along with family members, to a celebration of their accomplishments at Tyco’s Fire Technology Center in Marinette. The families, along with the Marinette High School principal and guidance counselor, toured the recently completed GETS treatment building, visited the Advanced Research & Testing Facility to see a demonstration of non-fluorinated foam, and ended with a pizza party. 

The students had a chance to meet and speak with Tyco’s Senior Director of Environmental Remediation Denice Nelson, Director of Engineering New Products Craig Cook, and Lead Chemist, Non-Fluorinated Foam Development JoAnna Monfils about careers in STEM fields and following their dreams. 

“We are so excited to welcome our bright and beautiful third year of Tyco STEM scholars,” said Katie McGinty, JCI/Tyco Chief Sustainability Officer. “Each of these promising young women and men has worked hard and demonstrated strong accomplishment. It is Tyco’s privilege to support them in this next stage of their journey so that they can build their talents and prepare for a life of serving others and the world with the skills they will hone. Tyco looks forward to the positive difference they will make.” 

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude for Tyco’s generous support in providing scholarships to high school seniors,” said Sarah Anderson, Principal, Marinette High School. “Their commitment to empowering students and promoting education has made a profound impact on the lives of deserving individuals within our community. We are honored to partner with Tyco in our shared mission of creating opportunities and transforming futures through education.” 

Congratulations to the winners of $2,000 Tyco STEM Scholarships: 

Marinette High School 

  • Cerina Grawey will be attending Fox Valley Technical College studying Fire Protection 
  • Gordon Langer will be attending St. Norbert College studying Environmental Science 
  • Karissa Valitchka will be attending the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse studying Clinical Laboratory Science 

Peshtigo High School 

  • Cole Grabian will be attending Michigan Tech studying Civil Engineering 
  • Andrew Nelson will be attending Michigan Tech studying Applied Physics/ Engineering 
  • Lexus Nemec will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout studying Mechanical Engineering 

Menominee High School 

  • Daniel Birch will be attending the University of Michigan studying Mathematics 
  • Brock Murphy will be attending Hope College studying Chemical Engineering 
  • Pearl Wellens will be attending the University of Michigan studying Environmental Engineering 

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 

  • Emily Peters will be attending Benedictine College and pursuing Architecture