Posted by: Diane Capuano
PDRA member Jerry Keim, Keim’s Paint Center, Rock Island, Ill., traveled to Las Vegas with his wife, Donna, to receive the PDRA $5,000 Scholarship on behalf of high school student Mary Adlfinger of Milan, Ill.
Keim is the PDRA member in good standing who nominated Mary for the award, which is generously sponsored by the National Hardware Show®. The scholarship presentation took place on May 2 on the NRHA Main Stage during the PDRA Paint and Accessories Show held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show®.
Presenting the scholarship to the Keims were PDRA President Jeff Baggaley; members of the PDRA Board of Directors; and Rich Russo, director of the National Hardware Show®.
Mary is the daughter of Matthew and Doreen Adlfinger and intends to study physical therapy at Saint Ambrose University. Her ultimate goal is to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. An impartial panel of judges selected her as the scholarship winner from a strong field of candidates. Mary was chosen based on the strength of her essay, which showed her commitment to hard work and community service.