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Alliance awards five Melvin Kruger scholarships

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

This year's new scholarship recipients are Nicholas Calvert, Wellsburg, W.Va., son of Edward Calvert, senior engineer for Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va.; Salvador Flores Garcia (Beacon Roofing Supply Scholarship), San Jose, Calif., son of Jose Flores Estrada, roofing worker for Alcal Arcade Contracting, Fremont, Calif.; Sophia McGuire, Indianapolis, daughter of Mark McGuire, project manager for AAA Roofing Co., Indianapolis; Lillian McKenzie (OMG® Roofing Products Inc. Scholarship), Columbia, S.C., daughter of Christopher McKenzie, salesman for Watts & Associates Roofing, Columbia; and Alyssa Merna (Firestone Scholarship), Brighton, Mich., sales coordinator for Bloom Roofing Systems Inc., Brighton.

In addition, the Alliance renewed six Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. The recipients include Christian Cole, Dallas, Ga., who is attending Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga., and was awarded the Dan Cohen Scholarship; Jaclyn Harris, Mooresville, Ind., who is attending Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and was awarded the Firestone Scholarship; Jonah Manson, Solon, Iowa, who is attending Iowa State University, Ames; Dannelly McKenzie, Columbia, S.C., who is attending Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.; Drury Poston, Thomson, Ga., who is attending Georgia Southern University, Statesboro; and Ivy Rivas, Tujunga, Calif., who is attending University of California, Davis, and was awarded the Fred Good Scholarship.