The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association is pleased to announce the 2017 class of Thomas R. and Laura Ridge Scholarship recipients. An independent judging panel selected the recipients from more than 175 applicants this year. The students are judged on their academic success, extra-curricular activities, community service and overall character.
All PFMA, Pittsburgh Association of Manufacturers Representatives and Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council members, their children and their employees are eligible to apply for the scholarships, which are named to honor former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge’s parents, who were strong supporters of education.
Congratulations to the 2017 Class of Ridge Scholars.
Derek Arnold, Altoona, PA Member: Sheetz, Inc. Sponsored by Sheetz, Inc.
Rebecca Beall, Stewartstown, PA Member: Giant Food Stores/Martin’s Sponsored by Giant Food Stores, LLC
Maria Daly, Malvern, PA Member: Wawa, Inc. Sponsored by Wawa, Inc.
Patrick Fagan, Camp Hill, PA Member: Karns Quality Foods, Ltd. Sponsored by Karns Quality Foods, Ltd.
Andrew Gibson, Fairview, PA Member: Hillandale Farms Sponsored by Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council
Madelyn Grossman, Mechanicsburg, PA Member: Giant Food Stores Sponsored by Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Jacob Haibach, Waterford, PA Member: Country Fair Sponsored by Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council
Cassidy Hayden, Fairless Hills, PA Member: McCaffrey’s Markets Sponsored by Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Mary-Catherine Ingaldi, Erie, PA Member: Dean Foods/Meadowbrook Dairy Sponsored by Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council
Sophie Metz, Lewisville, NC Member: Lowes Food, a Merchant Distributors Inc. (MDI) member Sponsored by PFMA
Kiersten Millward, Douglassville, PA Member: Giant Food Stores Sponsored by Giant Food Stores, LLC
Ashley Morgan, Rochelle Park, NJ Member: Wawa Sponsored by Wawa, Inc.