Concrete Council of St. Louis Awards SIUE’s Yelana Moton

By on November 29, 2018

From RiverBender:  A seventh-grade science project is credited for sparking Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering senior Yelana Moton’s interest in engineering. That spark ignited a strong passion for the industry, and started Moton on an academic journey from which she hasn’t wavered.

Her final steps toward completing her bachelor’s in construction have been aided by a $2,000 scholarship from the Concrete Council of St. Louis. The Concrete Council presented the award to Moton at the Annual Concrete Council | American Steel Fabrication Quality Concrete Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

“Receiving this scholarship has definitely had an impact on my academic journey,” said Moton, of East St. Louis. “When I learned of my nomination, I felt honored and couldn’t wait to tell my parents the good news.”

The Concrete Council of St. Louis hosts an annual golf tournament, which is sponsored by Fenix Construction Company, to raise funds for college scholarships. The $2,000 annual award is presented to a student(s) from the St. Louis area entering their senior year, who is deemed most deserving and best able to utilize knowledge of concrete construction in their career.

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