Seneca Meadows is awarding eight $1500 awards to two graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County today – Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education in environmental conservation, environmental science, or other related fields of study. Academic achievement, citizenship, and extracurricular activities were considered in making the selections. 2015 Peter K. Thummler Scholarship Recipients:Mynderse Academy:Valerie Tuttle-Environmental Engineering at Clarkson UniversityTaylor Moskal-Pre-Environmental Science at SUNY Alfred StateRomulus Central School:Kelby Karlsen – Conservation at Finger Lakes Community CollegeTamara Lott – Ornamental Horticulture at Finger Lakes Community CollegeSouth Seneca Central School:Mark Sabol – TBAHolly Reynolds – TBAWaterloo Central School:Taylor Van Liew – TBAChristopher Mitchell – TBA This is the 12th year of the annual scholarship making it a total of $108,000 that Seneca Meadows has awarded to students in Seneca County. Seneca Meadows plans to continue the scholarship in 2016 as their ongoing initiatives of giving back and encouraging environmental stewardship. Seneca Meadows, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the environment: recycling up to 2 million tires per year, partnering in the production of methane generated energy for 18,000 homes, supporting wetlands conservation and environmental programming, and providing free residential recycling and electronics recycling drop off services. For more information on community partnerships with Seneca Meadows Landfill, visit senecameadows.com or call 315-539-5624.