East Alton, IL – The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor on June 26 presented $1,500 scholarships to the two winners of this year’s annual John Broyer/Jack Greer Memorial Scholarship essay contest. This year’s topic was “How the Labor Movement influenced the economic growth of Madison County.”
This year’s winners were:
• Joseph L. Strohmeyer, a student at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and a member of UFCW Local 881, working at Dierberg's. He is the son of Geri Strohmeyer.
• Adrienne M. DeGonia, a student at Loyola University in Chicago, and the daughter of Felicia and Patrick DeGonia, who is a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 360.
The awards are named for John Broyer, who was a labor professor at SIUE, and Jack Greer, a pipefitter at Granite City Steel, who worked together to start the program.
The scholarships are funded by local businesses.