Hikvision USA, provider of CCTV and IP video surveillance products, is a proud supporter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) Youth Scholarship. With co-contributors DMP and Monitronics, Hikvision is making it possible for ESA to provide college scholarships to two recent high school graduates whose parents are first responders.
Since its creation in 1996, the ESA Youth Scholarship Program has awarded $621,500 in scholarship funds to children of police officers and firefighters. ESA, its affiliated chartered chapters, and sponsoring companies within the security industry make these scholarships possible and help young people achieve their goals of higher education.
“The police officers and firefighters that protect and serve our communities are true heroes and deserve our unwavering gratitude,” said ESA President Marshall Marinace. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day, and ESA on behalf of the electronic security industry is pleased to support these incredible families. Awarding scholarships to the first responders’ impressive children is one of the ways we can thank our deserving public safety partners and do our part to make their lives just a little easier.”
Applicants were asked to write essays explaining what it meant to them to have their parent involved in securing the community. This year’s first-place winner was Katherine Waugh of Joel Barlow High School in Easton, Conn. Her father, Steven Waugh, is chief at Easton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and was on the front line when Hurricane Sandy struck Connecticut. The second-place winner, Trevor Carney, recently graduated from Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y. His father, Patrick Carney, is a member of the Rochester Police Department. Both winners will be recognized at the Public Safety Luncheon at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 9.
“Hikvision recognizes the invaluable contributions of first responders in keeping all of us safe,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. “It is our honor to support the children of first responders, and we wish these young people the greatest success in their future endeavors.”