Dawson Metal Company Awards Scholarships

The annual scholarships for children of Dawson Metal employees who have been successful in their high school and college careers were recently awarded. The winners will all be attending a four- or two-year college or technical school. The scholarships are competitive and were reviewed by a committee composed of two retirees of Dawson Metal Company, Becky Holmstrom and Ken Pavlock, and a teacher at Washington Middle School, Priscilla Menzies. The scholarship recipients were:

Chelsea Anderson, daughter of Brenda and Tad Henderson of Gerry, and Ken Anderson of Jamestown. Chelsea will be returning to SUNY Fredonia as a junior this fall. She is a communication disorders and sciences major and hopes to become a speech pathologist.

Keith McNeal, son of Chuck McNeal of Jamestown, joined the Air Force following his graduation from Jamestown High School in 2003 and one year at JCC. He spent eight years serving our country in the military. He now plans to become a chef and begin his study of culinary management at Baltimore International College-Stratford University.

Amber Knapp, daughter of Kenneth and Candace Knapp of Panama, will be entering her sophomore year at JCC this fall. She is pursuing a double major of business and design and hopes to own her own business in the future.

Dawson Metal Company has been offering scholarships since 1980 to the children of its employees who are qualified college applicants.