AVB/BrandSource Announces College Scholarship Winners

By Andy Kriege, YSN

The winners of the AVB/BrandSource 2020 academic achievement scholarships were announced this week at Summit.

They included three undergraduate winners and one graduate student who will each receive $2,500.

For the past 18 years AVB has awarded these scholarships to further the education of our members, their children and their employees’ children.

This year’s undergraduate winners are:

• Jacob Adams, son of Brian Adams and grandson of Jody Adams of Adams Furniture and Appliance in Tyler, TX. Jacob is a sophomore at Texas A&M University studying economics and business.

• Alexis Voigt, daughter of Matthew and Amanda Voigt, owners of Hargrave Appliances in Merrill, WI. Alexis is currently a senior in high school and will be attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the fall to study business administration and marketing.

• Sam Drees, son of Tom Drees, owner of Drees Electric in Marinette, WI. Sam is currently a senior in high school and, like Alexis, will be attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison next fall to study business finance and investments and before pursuing a degree in Law.

This year’s Graduate Student winner:

• Phoebe Fornof represents Hoffman’s Appliance in Rochester, NY, where her father is a manager. Phoebe is currently an MBA candidate at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, and plans to pursue a career in administration, working with people.

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