PARIS – Earl Rogers, a student at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, has received a scholarship from Honeywell, a global technology company, to attend the Honeywell Scholars at Presidential Classroom program from Feb. 25 to March 4 in Washington, D.C.

Rogers will join 130 high school junior and seniors from 22 countries and 22 U.S. states to get a behind-the-scenes look at the interrelationships of science, technology and public policy by interacting with members of Congress, presidential appointees, senior military officers, as well as top business leaders and journalists.

The Honeywell Scholars will also observe the U.S. Congress in action and visit historic sites, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of State and Arlington National Cemetery.

“Honeywell is dedicated to inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Tom Buckmaster, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions.

“The Honeywell Scholars at Presidential Classroom program provides outstanding students like Earl with a rare opportunity to examine the key role government plays in scientific discovery and technological innovation.”

Honeywell awarded Rogers the scholarship after a rigorous application and review process based on academic achievement and community involvement. Financial contributions from nearly 500 Honeywell employees help fund the scholarships, which include tuition for the week-long program, meals, accommodations and program materials.

Rogers will also visit the new Honeywell Technology Experience on Capitol Hill, a state-of-the-art center where guests are able to experience many of Honeywell’s technologies.

The Honeywell Scholars will also participate in a seminar with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and visit the National Academy of Sciences, Honeywell facilities at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Library of Congress and Walter Reed Institute of Research.

The Honeywell Scholars program is a part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s community outreach initiative. More information is available at www.honeywell.com/hhs.

Information on Honeywell is available at www.honeywell.com and the Presidential Classroom at www.presidentialclassroom.org.


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