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AFL Announces 2013 Naruse Scholarship Recipient


2013 Naruse Scholarship RecipientSpartanburg, SC – AFL presented the 2013-2014 Naruse Academic Scholarship award to Robert Borowicz, son of Eric Borowicz, operations manager for AFL’s conductor accessories division. Robert’s academic and extracurricular achievements have secured awards, scholarships and a foundation for future success.

Ranked fifth in his class at J.L. Mann High School, Robert is a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of the Furman Scholar Award and PC Fellow Award. He received a perfect score on the ACT math section, scored 4 or higher on all Advanced Placement (AP) exams and will be recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

Similar to Robert’s academic conduct is his athletic ambition. His passion for swimming began at age eight when he joined his first swim team. In high school, he became J.L. Mann’s Men’s Swim Team captain and was selected six times as an all-state swimmer. In the 2013 4A State Swimming Championship, Robert won a silver medal in the boys 200 medley relay and a bronze in the 100 backstroke. He is also a junior national qualifier and a member of USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Team, comprised of high school student-athletes who have obtained a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Robert plans to continue his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he will major in computer engineering. As for swimming, he will sign his National Letter of Intent to swim at Georgia Tech this month. Robert plans to take his passion for swimming all the way to the Olympics.

Administered by the Center for Scholarship Administration, AFL’s Naruse Scholarship is awarded to eligible senior high school students of full time U.S.-based AFL employees with a minimum of one year of service. The amount of the scholarship is up to $2,000 per year, with a cap of $8,000 per student per year over a four-year period. The award is applied to the cost of tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies.

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Pictured (left to right): Steve Ferguson, Vice President and General Manager, AFL; Eric Borowicz, Operations Manager, AFL; Robert Borowicz, Naruse Scholarship Award recipient; Corie Culp, Public Relations Manager, AFL; Jody Gallagher, President and CEO, AFL.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

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Corie Culp
PR Manager