Groom Construction Awards Scholarships to three exceptional, local students
Groom Construction Co., Inc., a premiere General Contracting firm, has awarded three scholarships to exceptional, local high school students pursuing careers in construction and construction related fields.
Groom Construction Co., Inc recently awarded their annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship to Sharonjit Kaur and the Construction Management Scholarship to Nathan Braz and Harrison Curtis.
Sharonjit Kaur will be attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology in the fall, studying Civil Engineering with a minor in Business. Sharonjit has always had a fascination with Engineering which prompted her to seek a career in this field. She studied Engineering at the Essex Northshore Agricultural and Technical School. While there, she worked closely with the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion community. As co-founder of the U-Act Organization, she collaborated with the DEI coach to teach students in the school and adjacent neighborhoods about diversity and other topics beneficial to the school and community. Sharonjit is dedicated to supporting equality and combatting bias and would like to contribute to the construction industry by sharing her ideas and learning from others in order to establish a diverse and equitable workplace.
Nathan Braz will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall, studying Construction Management and plans to dabble in the field of Architecture. Ever since Nathan was a young boy, he’s always looked up to his dad and all the great work he has done. His dad is a carpenter who owns his own business. Nathan told us that he is one of the most hardworking and talented people he has ever met, still working at the age of 60 and building the house they live in today. Nathan has worked with his dad many times over the years, and it has inspired him to go into the construction field. He plans to someday take over the business and strives to do incredible projects, just like his dad has done. Nathan is fascinated by the design piece of construction and loves to see the sketches or projects before they get started. Nathan’s dream is to one day design and create his own lake house to pass onto his kids and inspire them to go into the successful field of construction.
Harrison Curtis will be attending Clemson University in the fall, studying Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Harrison plans to pursue a career in construction and more specifically engineering because he believes he can use it to impact the future. Discovering ways to build and design infrastructure more sustainably and efficiently is key to solving many of the problems we face, such as climate change, energy efficiency and urbanization throughout the country and the world. Harrison was a varsity captain for soccer, indoor track, and outdoor track, gaining skills as both a leader and a teammate. He was also senior class secretary and part of the National Honor Society, Chess Club, and Mental Health Club. He volunteered at Marblehead Children’s Center and tutored classmates which helped him develop his organizational and customer service skills while also helping him hone his ability to work efficiently.
"Groom Construction is pleased to award these scholarships to such exceptional young leaders who are destined to make a mark on this world,” says Dwight Groom, one of the partners at Groom Construction.
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