York wins conservancy scholarship
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Lackawaxen River Conservancy has announced that Travis York of Wallenpaupack Area High School has been awarded The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship for 2018. Travis received his scholarship award of $500 at the awards assembly at Wallenpapupack Area High School on Friday, June 15. York plans to attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He will major in wildlife biology in preparation for a career as a wildlife biologist or a game warden.
York’s increasing awareness of environmental topics led him to compete in the Pike-Wayne Envirothon for three years. He and his team earned first place for Pike County as sophomores and juniors, as well as placing second his freshman year. He also did volunteer work for four summers for the National Park Service, where he helped with shad counting and the collection of rusty crawfish, an invasive species. Possibly related to this experience, Travis believes that one of the greatest environmental challenges the nation faces is that of invasive species. York participated in the Enviromental Club for four years in addition to being active in Future Business Leaders of America, serving as a student ambassador and playing football.
The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are attending high school in the Lackawaxen Watershed, and who intend to pursue a career in environmental conservation.