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Wheelabrator Saugus Awards $5,000 Scholarship to Triton High Graduate

Mark Boyle will study at Sacred Heart

SAUGUS, Mass. — June 16, 2014 — Attending Sacred Heart University this fall will cost a Triton Regional High School graduate $5,000 less thanks to a scholarship from Wheelabrator Saugus.

Mark Boyle has received the 2014 Daniel P. Madigan Scholarship, named for a Wheelabrator executive who was a pioneer in the waste-to-energy business. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Triton Regional High School who has been accepted into an engineering program college or university.

Boyle will enroll at Sacred Heart University with a major in administrative business. He was also accepted into the engineering programs at Virginia Tech and UMass Lowell, but was offered a spot on Sacred Heart’s NCAA Division I wrestling team.

“I am very honored to be able to receive this scholarship,” said Boyle. “It will help me pay for my educational expenses at Sacred Heart.”

Boyle, a Rowley resident, was on the varsity football, wrestling, and baseball teams at Triton. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, student council, DECA and jazz and concert band. He will continue to play the saxophone at Sacred Heart next year.

This year marks the 18th annual presentation of the scholarship, which honors Madigan, a former New England regional vice president of Wheelabrator and waste-to-energy pioneer who passed away in 1995. Madigan’s son, Cornelius “Con”, and Wheelabrator Saugus Financial Analyst Jennifer Croteau presented Boyle with the scholarship at the school’s senior awards ceremony.

“I want to especially thank Con Madigan who was a great wrestling coach for me in middle school,” said Boyle.

“It’s great that the company does this,” said Madigan. “Our family appreciates everything Wheelabrator does in memory of my father, and it’s wonderful we’re able to help some students pursue their goals.”

“Wheelabrator is happy to be able to provide college-bound students like Mark with this scholarship,” said Croteau. “It’s wonderful that Dan’s legacy has been able to live on through this scholarship, celebrating his leadership in the waste-to-energy industry.”

Wheelabrator’s waste-to energy facility in Millbury also sponsors a $5,000 Daniel P. Madigan scholarship annually to a graduating senior from Northbridge High School in Whitinsville.


A wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. is a leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste and other renewable waste fuels into clean energy. Wheelabrator owns or operates 17 waste-to-energy facilities that provide safe waste disposal for towns and cities across the U.S. Wheelabrator also operates four independent power plants designed to generate electricity using an assortment of fuels, including waste wood, waste coal, and natural gas. In addition to producing electricity, some of these facilities also produce steam sold to nearby government and commercial establishments. Wheelabrator’s 21 facilities have a combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes. To learn more, visit


Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit or