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NDA Announces Scholarship Winners

The National Demolition Association thinks these six young individuals will build a bright future.

Tue July 16, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

National Demolition Association announced the names of the six recipients of scholarships presented by the global trade organization representing the demolition industry.

“We’re pleased to present these scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve the local community while maintaining a high level of academic achievement,” said Michael R. Taylor, executive director of the association.

• The Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship was presented to Ryan Mitacek of Glen Ellyn, Ill. He is a graduating senior at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn.

He was nominated for the scholarship by NDA member company Robinette Demolition Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

• The National Demolition Association Scholarship was awarded to Laura Kowalik of New Alexandria, Pa., a graduating senior at Derry Area High School.

She was nominated by NDA member company Noralco Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The second recipient of this scholarship is Marc Petrine of Midlothian, Va., who will graduate this year from Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, Va. Petrine was nominated by NDA member company, S.B. Cox Inc., Richmond, Va.

• The NDA Southern California Chapter Scholarship was presented to Nathan Wolf of Fontana, Calif., a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Three D Service Demolition Contractors, Pomona, Calif., nominated him for the scholarship.

• The Patrick H. O’Rourke Scholarship was awarded to Jovana Stijovic of Garfield, N.J., a student at Bergen County Community College. She was nominated by NDA member company Brandenburg Industrial Service Co., Chicago.

• The Sims Adams Recycling Scholarship was given to Jelena Stijovic of Garfield, N.J., a student at Bergen County Community College, which was offered to qualified students through the NDA.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process.

Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.

The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.

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