This year Seely Homes announced the creation of a new scholarship made available to Woodbridge High School Seniors interested in a construction-related field – the Byron Outten Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards the recipient $1,000 to use towards a college, trade school, or training program of their choice. Their construction-related field of work could include, but is not limited to, studies in carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, architecture, engineering, and construction management.
On Thursday night, June 9, Seely Homes was pleased to present this scholarship to a deserving senior at the Woodbridge Senior Awards Program at the Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. The recipient is pursuing training to become an HVAC technician. Congratulations to Connor Jonathan McLaughlin!
Construction-related work provides a unique opportunity for hard-working individuals to create a great life with growing income potential for years. Southern Delaware is growing fast and poised for continued growth and development, creating the need for many skilled laborers in the construction field. The Byron Outten Memorial Scholarship was established to encourage graduates with an interest in construction to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
This $1,000 scholarship was presented in honor of Julleanna and Cameron’s father who passed away in January 2022. He was a hard-working, godly man who owned and operated Byron Outten’s Plumbing Service for many years. His wife Lorna Outten and son Aaron Outten continue to operate the business.
Byron attended Woodbridge School and after Bible College, he spent his career as a Plumber. First, he provided plumbing service work for a large local builder, before opening his own business which he owned and operated up to the time of his passing. Byron was known throughout the community as much more than a great plumber. He was a man with a generous heart, often donating his time & talents, food, and money to clients, friends and strangers. This award was presented by his daughter Julleanna Seely, who currently serves on the Woodbridge School District Board of Education.