Demolition Association awards scholarship winners
The National Demolition Association (NDA)
presented five college scholarships to deserving students at
the 38th Annual National Demolition Association Convention in
Las Vegas. The NDA has recognized exemplary students with scholarships
for more than 10 years.
The Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship was presented to Diana Anaya
of Cicero, Illinois. Anaya, a graduate of J.S. Morton East High
School in Cicero, was nominated for this award by Alpine Demolition
Services, Batavia, Illinois. She plans on attending college and
studying mathematics and education.
The Patrick H. O’Rourke Scholarship was given to Stephanie M.
Smith of Mapleton, Minnesota, a student at the University of
Wisconsin, La Crosse. The scholarship’s sponsor is Blue Earth
Environmental Co., Mankato, Minnesota. A 2010 graduate of Maple
River High School, Smith is majoring in accounting.
The National Demolition Association Scholarship was awarded to
two members of the class of 2011. Zachary T. Vaughn of Concord,
Ohio, is a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, also in Concord.
He was sponsored for the scholarship by National Metal Trading,
Willoughby, Ohio. A student leader and athlete who exhibited
outstanding academic achievement, Vaughn will attend college
in the fall.
Kelsey Johnson of Bartlett, Illinois, a graduate of Streamwood
High School, Streamwood, Illinois, was also a recipient of the
NDA Scholarship. She was sponsored by Brandenburg Industrial
Service Company, Chicago. Johnson was ranked third in her class,
a varsity athlete, and involved in the Special Olympics. She
plans on attending college in the fall.
The Southern California Chapter of the National Demolition Association
Scholarship was presented to Megan Michelle Hans of Covina, California.
Her sponsor for the scholarship was Three D Service Co., Pomona,
California. A graduate of Saint Lucy’s Priory High School, Glendora,
California, she holds an associates degree from Citrus Community
College and currently attends California State Polytechnic University.
The Sims Adams Scholarship was awarded to Erin Olesen of Unionville,
Connecticut. She was sponsored for the award by NDA member Manafort
Brothers, Inc., Plainville, Connecticut. Olesen, a 2009 graduate
of Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, is currently
a student at Claremont McKenna College. There she enrolled in
the Tutorial Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.