New York and Atlantic Railway presents Queens student with $500 scholarship

Queens student wins $500 scholarship
Alex Wu, a member of the Queens Metro High School Class of 2022 displays his scholarship check from New York and Atlantic Railway.(Photo courtesy of the New York and Atlantic Railway)

The New York and Atlantic Railway presented Queens Metropolitan High School senior Alex Wu with a $500 scholarship as part of its program to help support students who plan to further their education in transportation, engineering, sustainability or a related technical trade that would support the railroad industry.

Wu ranks within the top 2% of his graduating class. Throughout his years at Queens Metropolitan High School, Wu has not shied away from the most challenging courses, taking both AP and College Now classes during his time there.

Additionally, he is a member of the school’s video game club, secretary of the “Mathletes” club and a programmer/computer-aided design engineer for the robotics club. He also works as a teacher’s assistant at a mixed martial arts class outside of school. This fall, he will begin his collegiate life at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

“New York and Atlantic is pleased to help support the next generation of leaders in the railroad or related industries,” New York and Atlantic Railway Vice President Marlon Taylor said. “We wish Alex and the entire class of 2022 the best of luck as they further their studies at the college or trade school levels.”

New York and Atlantic Railway began operation in May 1997 as a result of privatized concessions to operate freight trains on the lines owned by Long Island Rail Road. It serves a diverse customer base and shares tracks with the densest passenger system in the country. Those seeking more information on the New York and Atlantic Railway can visit anacostia.com/railroads/nya.