Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Bill Cabage (cabagewh@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Lenoir City High School’s Alvaro receives 2004 UT-Battelle scholarship

ORNL Director Jeff Wadsworth (left) congratulates UT-Battelle Scholarship winner Wes Alvaro and his mother, Debbie Alvaro, who works in ORNL’s Networking and Computing Technologies Division.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 24, 2004 — Wesley Nicholas Alvaro has received the 2004 UT-Battelle Scholarship, worth up to $16,000.

Alvaro, a member of the Lenoir City High School Class of 2004, will attend the University of Tennessee (UT) this fall. He plans to study computer science and mathematics.

UT-Battelle Scholarships are competitive awards presented annually to the child of an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The scholarship is awarded in $4,000 annual increments over a four-year period to an outstanding graduating high school senior who plans to study science, mathematics or engineering at UT.

"The UT-Battelle Scholarships encourage the brightest students in the area to pursue studies at the University of Tennessee that could result in a career in science at ORNL," said ORNL Director Jeff Wadsworth. "We are very pleased to present Wes with this scholarship."

Alvaro has placed on Lenoir City High School's "A" honor roll for four years, with recognition by the National Society of High School Scholars. The recent graduate has been National Honor Society president and was active in the Leo Club, Mu Alpha Theta and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Alvaro is the son of Nick and Debbie Alvaro of Lenoir City, Tenn. His mother is a member of ORNL's Networking and Computing Technologies Division.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a Department of Energy multiprogram facility operated by UT-Battelle.