Baldwin's Christofer McCallum awarded with scholarship


Baldwin High School senior Christofer McCallum was awarded with a $3,000 scholarship from Liberty Utilities, in collaboration with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC).

The award, granted to only eight high school seniors statewide, underscores Liberty’s dedication to fostering community engagement and supporting the next generation of leaders in the water sector.

“Supporting our local communities is a priority for us,” Deborah Franco, president of Liberty New York Water, wrote in a news release. “We take pride in sponsoring scholarships for those whose careers will aid in ensuring that safe, reliable water continues to be available for all.”

Ricky Papandrea, assistant principal for guidance at Baldwin High School, commended McCallum’s dedication and academic prowess.

“Christopher McCallum’s achievement in winning this scholarship is a testament to his dedication and hard work,” he wrote. “He has consistently demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, excelling in both his academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. We at Baldwin High School are incredibly proud of Christofer and grateful to Liberty for their support and commitment to helping young people achieve their goals.”

McCallum is set to attend Farmingdale State College in the upcoming fall semester.