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CLDA Awards Third Continuing Education Scholarships

CLDA recently awarded its third annual CLDA Scholarships to three students who are the children of members of the association . Each student will receive a $ 1,000 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school .
This year ’ s recipients are
• Brody Bernecker , the son of Jim and Mindy Bernecker . Jim is the president of Relay Express .
• Taryn Bilchik , the daughter of Bryan and Sandy Bilchik . Bryan is the Director of IT at Need It Now .
• Kylie Jowers , the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Dawn Jowers . Thomas is the Chief Operating Officer at ADL Delivery .
Bernecker graduated from Archbishop Alter High School in Spring Valley , OH with honors . He plans on attending Miami University in Ohio in the fall with an eye towards a career in business , finance , or entrepreneurship . He was Vice President of his high school ’ s Investment Club and a member of both the Key Club and the National Honor Society . He served as the captain of the schools ’ Food For All effort , coordinating transportation and food for the school ’ s annual food drive . He played on the school ’ s varsity basketball and soccer teams . He was recognized as the Employee of the Month at his job at the Dayton Country Club .
Bilchik graduated from Sickles High School , Tampa , FL in the top 10 % of her class . She plans on attending the University of Florida in the fall with an eye toward veterinary medicine . She got a head start on that career by becoming a Certified Vet Assistant in her Junior year of high school . This enabled her to volunteer at a local nonprofit animal clinic . She also earned the school ’ s Greenhand award , served as Color Guard Captain and was a member of the National Honor Society . A passionate horseback rider , she also volunteered as a counselor-in-training at Girl Scout camps and was an involved member of the Future Farmers of America .
Jowers graduated Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress , Texas with honors . She will be going to Texas State University in the fall with an eye towards a career in directing or playwriting . She graduated Cum Laude from her high school and earned recognition with membership in the International Thespian Society . In high school she was involved in theater , Color Guard , the school ’ s Peer Assistant Leadership program , Hero Club , and the Senior Women Club . She was an involved member of the Texas Association of Future Educators .
Those applying for the scholarship had to be associated with a CLDA member and planning on attending college , a trade school or trucking school in the fall . Applications were reviewed by the CLDA Cares Committee , and the decisions were made based on their backgrounds , grades , and their essays . The scholarships were funded by donations from CLDA members , vendors , and affiliates .
The CLDA Scholarships are awarded annually . Submissions for the 2023 awards should be submitted by April 1 , 2023 . For more information go to the CLDA Cares tab . CLDA
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