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The Alliance announces scholarship winners

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year.

The Alliance awarded new Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships to Gabriella Abbondanza of Southwick, Mass., daughter of Vincent Abbondanza, national account manager for OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; Alexis Belote of Red Oak, Texas, daughter of William Belote, estimator for American Roofing and Metal Co., San Antonio; and Charanya Kaushik of McMurray, Pa., daughter of Mala Kaushik, software engineer for CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa.

Individuals or companies that commit a minimum of $100,000 to the scholarship fund can choose to name a scholarship and participate in the selection of recipients each year. A new Firestone Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year was awarded to Joseph Baker of Apex, N.C., son of Andrew Baker, vice president of Baker Roofing Co., Raleigh, N.C. The Alliance renewed three named scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. The recipients are Jennifer Baxter of Carthage, Tenn., who is attending Brevard College, Brevard, N.C., and will receive the Fred Good Scholarship; Addie Kuhn of Fort Wayne, Ind., who is attending Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., and will receive the Firestone Scholarship; and Laura Stabile of Wolcott, Conn., who is attending Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., and will receive the Dan Cohen Scholarship.