2023 IAM Scholarship Winners

The IAM is pleased to announce the 2023 Scholarship winners. An impartial committee of educators selected 16 recipients for this year’s awards. We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition.

Jacques Speyrer, Local 2508David Howard, Member, Local 2202Amishi Arora, Local 1857Sophia Barker-Voisine, Local 764A’Niyah Johnson, Local 1943Jayden Valkavitch, Local 447Joseph Varco, Local 701Samantha Chan, Local 126Caitlin Mahoney, Local T1043Allen Cusick, Member, Local 112Conner Thomas, Local 2781Bradley Rathburn, Local 2003Maddox Ralph, Local 44Hannah Bearden, Local 135Annie Zhou, Local 751FGarrett Kurtz, Local 289Honorable Mentions

Jacques Speyrer

Parent: Dominque Speyrer
Local Lodge: 2508
Company: United Airlines
College: Louisiana State University Honors College
Major: Political Science
Territory: Air Transport

David Howard, Member

Local Lodge: 2202
Company: Alaska Air
College: Community & Technical College @ the University of Alaska
Vo-Tech Certificate: Airframe & Power Plant
Territory: Air Transport

Amishi Arora

Parent: Sham Arora
Local Lodge: 1857
Company: Saputo Dairy Products
College: University of British Columbia
Major: Computer Science
Territory: Canada

Sophia Barker-Voisine
Parent: Dean Voisine
Local Lodge: 764
Company: Air Canada
College: Simon Frazier University
Major: Global Humanities
Territory: Canada

A’Niyah Johnson

Parent: Bryan Johnson
Local Lodge: 1943
Company: Cleveland Cliffs
College: Indiana Institute of Technology University
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Territory: Eastern

Jayden Valkavitch

Parent: Alfred Guilmette, Jr.
Local Lodge: 447
Company: UPS
College: Fitchburg State University
Major: Criminal Justice
Territory: Eastern

Joseph Varco

Parent: Vince Varco
Local Lodge: 701
Company: Rohr-Mont Motors
College: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Major: Economics
Territory: Midwest

Samantha Chan

Parent: John Chan
Local Lodge: 126
Company: City of Chicago
College: University of Illinois at Chicago
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Territory: Midwest

Caitlin Mahoney

Parent: Eileen Mahoney
Local Lodge: T1043
Company: MTA Metro-North Railroad
College: Binghamton University-Decker School of Nursing
Major: Nursing
Territory: Railroad Division

Allen Cusick, Member

Local Lodge: 112
Company: Canadian Pacific Railroad
College: Saint Paul College
Major: Cyber Security
Territory: Railroad Division

Conner Thomas

Parent: Danny Thomas
Local Lodge: 2781
Company: Westlake Chemical
College: Murray State University
Major: Pre-Med
Territory: Southern

Bradley Rathburn – Vo-Tech

Parent: Ronald Rathburn
Local Lodge: 2003
Company: M1 Support Services
College: Enterprise State Community College
Major: Sheet Metal Mechanic
Territory: Southern

Maddox Ralph

Parent: Jeffery Ralph
Local Lodge: 44
Company: United Launch Alliance
College: Calhoun Community College
Major: Computer Science
Territory: Southern

Hannah Bearden – Vo-Tech

Parent: Robert McCollum
Local Lodge: 135
Company: CAE, USA
College: Lake Region State College
Major: Simulation Technology and Maintenance
Territory: Southern

Annie Zhou

Parent: Nancy Zhou
Local Lodge: 751F
Company: Boeing
College: University of Washington-Seattle
Major: Electrical Engineering
Territory: Western

Garrett Kurtz

Parent: Michael Kurtz
Local Lodge: 289
Company: Lake Washington School District
College: Central Washington University
Major: Criminal Psychology
Territory: Western

Rhiannon Oswald
Parent: Graham Hoare
Local Lodge 692
Company: Columbia Machine Works
Territory: Canada

Logan Tracia
Parent: William Tracia, Jr.
Local Lodge 265
Company: MBTA
Territory: Eastern

Sofia Plascencia
Parent: Jorge Plascencia
Local Lodge 701
Company: Trans Chicago
Territory: Midwest

Christian Maurer
Parent: Rochele Maurer
Local Lodge 982
Company: MTA Long Island Railroad
Territory: Railroad Division

Dakota Hart
Parent: Daniel Hart
Local Lodge 681
Company: Reynolds Consumer Products
Territory: Southern

Katie Stokes (Vo-Tech)
Parent: Kevin Stokes
Local Lodge 1720
Company: Ashland
Territory: Southern

Joshua Noriega
Parent: Daniel Noriega
Local Lodge 1484
Company: SSA Terminals
Territory: Western

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