PIKETON-The Fluor-BWXT (FBP) Diversity Council’s inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poster contest called on Pike County students in junior high and high school to share the King Foundation’s message of community by using their creativity. More than 50 students entered the contest.
“It was wonderful to see such a great response in our first year, “said FBP Chief Operating Officer James Miller. “The amount of artistic talent and creativity in our schools is just incredible, and we are happy to provide an avenue for them to showcase their talent and support Dr. King’s message of community. We look forward to growing this contest each year.”
The high school winners were awarded cash prizes of $250, $150, and $75. Waverly’s Mason Davis was the high school division winner followed by Addy Bennington and Nadia Alber. The junior high winners were awarded prizes of $150, $100, and $50. Waverly’s Karley Hignite was the junior high winner followed by Almira Sheets, and Emmitt Price.
“I was impressed with the level of participation, not only by the children, but by the teachers encouraging their participation as well,” said FBP Diversity Council member Angelia Peterson. ”It is obvious that the students put their all into this assignment which made the judging very difficult. We wish we could reward them all but it is our hope that this experience and the knowledge and awareness from the topic will be a reward in and of itself.”
The students’ art work will be displayed at the Portsmouth site during Black History Month.
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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. Fluor-BWXT owns the photo(s) and gives all media (including newspaper, radio, television and internet) permission to publish the photo(s) associated with the attached news release.