Freedom High School Seniors Awarded Three of Five Lehigh Valley Engineering Scholarships


Engineering students plan for the future

BETHLEHEM, PA (May 16, 2017) – The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers recently awarded five $2,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who have been accepted to engineering programs, three of which went to Freedom High School students.

Freedom High School seniors Bryce Cavey, Judson William Freidl, and Adam Li were awarded the scholarships during a ceremony held on May 11, 2017 at DeSales University.

The scholarship is provided for outstanding graduating high school seniors interested in engineering. The Lehigh Valley Chapter offers this recognition to encourage these young students in their pursuit of engineering.

Other students receiving scholarships were Eric Cichocki of Emmaus High School and Alana Marie Dee of Parkland High School.

Bryce Cavey is the son of Robert and Kristen Cavey and plans to attend Lehigh University and dual major in mechanical or electrical engineering and mathematics. He helped to start, and is one of the leaders of, the Freedom High School robotics team. They compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, team #10771 Le Pamplemousse. Cavey was a member of the varsity football team for four years, winning the Football Scholar Athlete award for Freedom High School. He participated in a summer honors program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in which he studied nanochemistry. Bryce is a member of the National Honors Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Math Team. Bryce also participated in the American Chemistry Society Chemistry Olympiad exam. He has received academic awards for Excellence in German, straight A’s for four years, Rensselaer Medal Finalist, and an Award of Commendation for his work with robotics. In his free time Bryce enjoys freestyle skiing, 3D modeling, and 3D printing.

Judson William Freidl is the son of Kerry and Kerri Freidl. He is captain of the Freedom High School varsity men’s soccer team and his Bethlehem United club soccer team; men’s soccer representative for Freedom’s Student Athletic Council; and a co-founder of the FIRST Tech Challenge Freedom Robotics team. He also participates in Freedom’s Engineering Club, Engineering Academy, Project Lead the Way and National Honor Society while also taking courses at both Lehigh and Lafayette College as part of their High School Scholars Program. He volunteers frequently for New Bethany Ministries, and is a soccer referee/mentor for Eastern PA Youth Soccer. Judson has received numerous academic honors including the Freedom Soccer Scholar Athlete Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, BASF Scholarship Award Winner, Bridges Foundation Award Winner, and was a national finalist in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad. Last summer, Judson participated in the 2016 Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute for Science and Technology, a four-week collaborative and independent research program focused on the grand challenges of engineering. In the fall, Judson will be attending Cornell University to dual major in Chemical Engineering and Business and Entrepreneurship. While there he also hopes to participate in Engineers Without Borders and perform undergrad research, before going on to graduate school.

Adam Li is the son of Yingqi Lu and Sherman Li. He has involved himself with technology from a young age, building his first computer ten years ago. As a junior, he founded his school’s Robotics Club, and along with fellow scholarship winner Bryce Cavey, led it to receive many awards and reach the Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge state tournament both years since starting. Adam also founded Freedom’s Computer Science Club and has participated in various cyber-security competitions. He is a member of National Honors Society, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Freedom’s Environmental Awareness Team, and Future Business Leaders of America. Adam is a Rensselaer Medalist who was nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, and he has been awarded AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Commended. He plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to major in Computer and Systems Engineering.

The Bethlehem Area School District would like to congratulate all students who received scholarships and wish them good luck in their future academic careers.

About the Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District, in partnership with the home and community, is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which each student will attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a productive citizen and lifelong learner in our technologically demanding and culturally diverse society.



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Barbara Clymer
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017