2013 PDRA Scholarship Awarded at Las Vegas Show

This year’s PDRA Scholarship was awarded to Christina Haberny of Little Falls, New Jersey after being sponsored by member Bernard Rossi, owner of Rossi Decorating Center Of Little Falls. Rossi nominated Christina for the $5000 award, which is very generously sponsored by the National Hardware Show®.

The scholarship was presented on the National Hardware Show® Main Stage on May 8th.


From left: PDRA President Jeff Baggaley; Bernard Rossi, owner of Rossi Decorating Center Of Little Falls; Ed Several, Senior Vice President of the National Hardware Show®; Richard Russo, National Hardware Show® director; and Juliana Van Der Beek, National Hardware Show® Sales Manager

Rossi, who accepted the award on Haberny’s behalf, was joined by Jeff Baggaley, PDRA President, Ed Several, Senior Vice President of the National Hardware Show®, Richard Russo, director of the National Hardware Show® and Juliana Van Der Beek, National Hardware Show® Sales Manager.

Christina, daughter of Stanislaw and Ludwika Haberny, is a high school senior at Passaic Valley High School who will be attending Montclair State University in the fall. She plans to study for a career in English education. She was chosen as this year’s winner by an impartial panel of judges after writing an essay which stressed the importance of education and hard work in achieving one’s goals.

PDRA would like to congratulate Christina, and wish her well in her future endeavors!


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