August 20, 2019 — Congratulations to Shane Leiphart, the 2019 winner of the Richard D. Poole Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is given by Stewart & Tate in honor of Rick Poole, the founder of Poole Construction, which is now Stewart & Tate Construction’s Building Group. This year marks the eleventh consecutive year this scholarship has been offered, and we are proud to continue supporting this scholarship as a means to aid our employee families while honoring the legacy of Rick Poole.
Shane is studying Civil Engineering at York College of Pennsylvania, and is looking forward to the co-op experience that this curriculum offers. Shane’s grandfather, Larry Flinchbaugh, is a Superintendent at Stewart & Tate Construction.
The recipient of the annual scholarship is chosen through an essay contest by a panel of three judges. All high school seniors immediately related to a Stewart & Tate Construction, Lewis Contractors, or Riley Welding & Fabricating full-time employee who plan to further their education are eligible to enter. In addition to the monetary prize, the winner’s name is permanently posted on a plaque in the Stewart & Tate Construction lobby.
We all wish Shane the best in his college experience and future career!