Pottstown High Classes Supported by LGS Grants

LIMERICK PA – Students from the engineering technology classes at Pottstown High School walked away Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2023) from the Limerick Generating Station, owned by Constellation Energy, with both knowledge and the company’s financial support.

During their visit, the students were joined by 2017 Pottstown High graduate Kenil Patel. He was the first to win a Pottstown Promise Summer Internship at the station upon graduation, and he continued there throughout his years at Drexel University as he studied to become a systems engineer.

Pottstown High Classes Supported by LGS Grants

Students visited the control room simulator, and met with security, operations, engineering, radiation protection, and maintenance professionals (at top). While walking around the reactor and turbine building (above), students also learned about large structures, systems, and components. The tour highlights, they said, included its large main transformers, spent-fuel dry storage structures, engineering building, machining shop, and radiation protection technology tools.

Pottstown High Classes Supported by LGS Grants

During their tour of the station, the students also received a pair of grants with a combined value of $17,000 (above). The first, an E2 Constellation Grant Award, was for $10,000; the second, offered by the Limerick Workforce Development Team, was for $7,000. Both will help Pottstown “continue to have the resources we need for hands-on learning projects,” instructor Andrew Bachman said.

Photos provided by the Pottstown School District