Lockheed Martin Recognizes Local National Merit Scholars
OWEGO, NY, 01-JUN-04 -- Two area high school seniors, who are children of Lockheed Martin employees, have been awarded National Merit Scholarships funded by the Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation
David Galkowski of Union-Endicott High School, the son of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego employee Peggy Galkowski, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall and study physics. Kyle Schwing of Maine-Endwell High School, son of employee Bob Schwing, plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and pursue dual degrees in mechanical engineering and global economics/modern language. Both valedictorians of their respective schools, they are recognized for an excellent academic record as well as significant activities and contributions to school and community.
Lockheed Martin is proud to recognize our employee's children, said Frank Meyer, president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego. These two students with bright young minds are destined to have a successful future.
David Galkowski is involved with Mathletes, a math competition program, and Science Olympiad and has attended regional and state competitions in both activities. He is also a member of the Union-Endicott varsity soccer team and plays violin. He would like to perform physics research and is currently gaining experience as part of Lockheed Martin's Youth Apprenticeship Program. David's mother, Peggy Galkowski, is a system engineer and works on the Army Special Operations Aircraft program.
Kyle Schwing is the president of National Honor Society at his school, is involved in the International Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, has competed in Science Olympiad at the regional, state and national level and is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA on weekends. At Georgia Tech he will study the impacts of engineering technologies on cultures and societies past and present. Kyle's father, Bob Schwing, currently works as a subcontracts program manager for the US101 program.
The Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program was established to benefit children of Lockheed Martin employees. The recipients are chosen from a pool of students whose scores on their junior year Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test qualified them as National Merit semifinalists and who subsequently identified themselves on the National Merit Scholarship Application as children of Lockheed Martin employees. The annual competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which handles all aspects of selecting winners and administering their awards.