Limited of Rods of Western Illinois visited the Galesburg Area Vocational Center to present two $1,000 scholarships to GAVC students.
Galesburg High School student, Kaleb Trone, was the recipient of the Automotive scholarship provided by Limited Rods. Kaleb plans to attend ICC in the fall to become a diesel mechanic. According to Kaleb, "It is really important to me to have this opportunity here at the high school so I can can know what I want to do for my career. This scholarship is a deciding factor for what I want to do in my life. This has been a really great opportunity."
The Career and Technical Education Trade scholarship was given to Abingdon-Avon High School student, Trevor Baker. Trevor plans to pursue a career as either a CNC Programmer or a Welder.
Greg Bacon, Kenton and Pam Bowels, and Don and Pam Rosenberry were all in attendance at the scholarship presentation from Limited Rods. According to Greg, "We have money that we save up every year, and we have given to other charities in the past and we brought the idea of offering a scholarship at a recent meeting. We were unsure how to proceed, so we contacted Dr. Asplund and followed up with a meeting with Dr. Asplund and Jeff Houston. We want to try to do this every year."