ST. GEORGE —The St. George Business Alliance has selected Zachariah “Zach” Cody, of Port Clyde, as its $1,000 scholarship award winner for 2019. The award was announced at Oceanside High School’s Awards Night on Thursday, June 6.
The SGBA’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose Zach as this year’s award winner based on his excellent academic record, his student leadership, and his commitment to community service.
According to SBA, in a news release, Zach is described by one teacher as a self-confident, sincere, ambitious and multi-talented young man, Zach “exceled in my A.P English Language & Composition class while simultaneously taking multiple AP-level STEM classes.” He “possesses a fearlessness in various pursuits and an unwavering willingness to work his hardest.”
Zach will be teaching sailing at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor this summer, as he has for several years. He will attend Colby College, in Waterville, in the fall, focusing his studies on the sciences and engineering.
“By studying mechanical engineering,” noted Zach in his essay, “I hope to obtain the skills needed to be a parts designer for a renewable energy company. Making renewable energy more affordable will in turn make the world a cleaner place.”
The SGBA is a local nonprofit trade association of businesses, individuals, civic and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to promote business and cultural prosperity in St. George.
As part of this mission, the SGBA strives to help students receive the education needed to pursue their chosen careers.
This is the second year the organization has provided a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from St. George.