My name is Daniel Kennedy. I am the son of Dan Kennedy, proud member of Cement Masons’ Union Local 109 out of Akron, Ohio. I recently graduated from Louisville Senior High School Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 4.36 and was nominated for Outstanding Senior boy. I am a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club at LHS and have accumulated over 130 hours of community service hours. I am a member of the varsity football and wrestling team. I have received many accolades for both my academic and athletic successes during my years at LHS.

I will be attending The University of Akron this fall to major in Civil Engineering. In the long-term, I plan to use my leadership skills to further my education and use my work experience to become a Professional Engineer. Lastly, it is my goal to use my passion for innovation to develop more cost effective and higher performing infrastructure through innovation and design to shape and impact the world.

In conclusion, I want to express my sincere gratitude to Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund Committee, General President Daniel Stepano, and General Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Sexton for being selected to receive the OPCMIA Scholarship. This scholarship allows me to pursue my goal of obtaining a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron while also removing some of the financial barriers for my family and me.