Gershow Recycling, headquartered in Medford, New York, has granted environmental conservation scholarships to two graduating high school seniors.
The company awarded one scholarship to Riverhead (New York) High School graduating senior Christionna Carini, and one to Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, Riverhead, New York, graduating senior Margaret Terry.
Carini and Terry were both awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading recycling company, Gershow says it awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these programs.
Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two-man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates more than 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. The company produces ferrous and nonferrous products and nine locations in New York: Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead.