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Cron sisters crowned at River Days, FBP presents leadership and community award

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio -- September 22, 2022 -- The ebb and flow of life in a small river town can be filled with a variety of opportunities. Every year, a queen is crowned in Portsmouth for River Days, one of the longest-running festivals in Ohio. This year, Mychal and Taylor Cron, daughters of Fluor-BWXT’s Human Resource Manager Todd Cron, earned titles. Mychal was crowned Miss River Days and Taylor earned the title of Young Miss River Days. In addition to receiving other awards, Mychal earned Fluor’s President & Community Services & Leadership Award through the Friends of Portsmouth.

From left, Taylor and Mychal Cron, daughters of Fluor-BWXT’s Todd Cron, were crowned during the recent River Days Festival held in Portsmouth, Ohio. Taylor was crowned “Young Miss River Days,” and Mychal earned the title of “Miss River Days” after developing an initial platform that created awareness and support for those suffering from drug addiction. In addition to other awards, Mychal earned Fluor’s President & Community Services & Leadership Award through the Friends of Portsmouth.

The sisters began preparing for the competition months ago. Mychal was nominated by students and teachers, and both sisters were nominated by a community council.

“It’s a five-month journey that helps young women refine their skills and understand who they are, all while learning important life skills, such as how to stay composed under pressure and to stay true to their core values and beliefs,” Todd Cron said.

To qualify for Miss River Days, Mychal was required to develop a platform that created awareness and supported a cause she felt was needed within the community.

Through her “She’s More” project, Mychal raised awareness and funding to help women battling the waves of drug addiction. She partnered with the Scioto County Career Technical Center’s cosmetology and culinary students, a nail technician, a massage therapist, and a local cafĂ© to offer free services and meals to the women, reinforcing community support for their journey to recovery.

“My platform focused on educating women in our society to let them know that there is hope and that they do have a purpose. Addiction can really happen to anyone,” Mychal Cron said. “These women are more than the face of an addict, and we as a society have to start showing grace to them.”

Mychal said she loved her project because it benefitted not only the women she targeted in her project, but also the students who helped make her platform come to life. She received a total of $7,400 in scholarships and awards along with her title.

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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit