October 3, 2002

MSCI Florida Chapter Awards $5,000 Scholarships to Two Students

October 03, 2002

MSCI Florida Chapter Awards $5,000 Scholarships to Two Students

Tampa, Florida, October 3, 2002 – The Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has awarded four-year, $5,000 scholarships to students Lindsey E. Davis of Jacksonville and Jennie L. Wilson of Tampa.

            The scholarship program recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors who are the children of employees of the more than 60 MSCI member companies in Florida.

            “We are delighted to award these scholarships to two accomplished young women who represent the very best ideals of our industry,” said Larry Hatlestad, president of MSCI’s Florida Chapter and district manager of O’Neal Steel, Jacksonville.  “This program brings real value to members of MSCI and their families, and it recognizes young people who we know are headed for great success in the future.”

            Ms. Davis, the daughter of O’Neal Steel employees Kenny and Pam Davis, is a graduate of ClayHigh School.  In addition to maintaining a high grade point average, she was a member of National Beta Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Driving Drunk, Next Step Elite Performing Dance Company.  She was her class representative for three years and served as captain of the Clay High Elite Dance team.  She attends the University of Central Florida, majoring in communications.

Ms. Wilson attends the University of Tampa, where she is pursuing a degree in biology and criminology.  She maintains a high grade point average, is a member of Key Club International, Students Against Driving Drunk, Life is for Everyone, True Love Waits, Tampa Bay Regional Envirothon and Ecology Club.  She is a tutor in algebra, physics and geometry and is a member of County softball and varsity volleyball.  She is the daughter of Steve and Patti Wilson, and her father works for Tampa Bay Steel.

            The Florida Chapter scholarships provide students with $1,250 per year for up to four years of college education. Money for the scholarships is raised through a golf event chaired by Jim Boedeker of Namasco and John Walmsley of Infra Metals.

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            Founded in 1907 and based in Chicago, the Metals Service Center Institute has about 300 service center members operating from about 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well approximately 80 associate members. MSCI customers include about 300,000 manufacturers and fabricators. Metals service centers distribute metals and provide first-stage fabrication services.

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