International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2015

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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34 International Door & Operator Industry™ INDUSTRYNEWS Carter Dahl Region 4 Sponsor: Tri-State Garage Door, Sioux Falls, SD School: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD "I am attending South Dakota State University for civil engineering because I have always had an interest in the construction of buildings and other public structures. Through several classes offered at my high school through the Project Lead The Way program I saw the extremely vital role civil engineers play in the society as a whole. Civil engineers are involved in almost every facet of daily life and their choices affect many more people than they could even imagine. Civil engineers have a responsibility to perform their job to the best of their abilities to ensure the safety of all people who use the structures they designed. With a degree in civil engineering I hope to positively impact the world by making sure everything I build is constructed up to code and is safe for generations to come." Carter was the Valedictorian and President of the National Honor Society, Captain of Basketball and Baseball teams, played golf, preformed with the band and served many projects and programs as a volunteer in high school. Nathan "Nate" Farber Region 2 Sponsor: Walnutport Door Co, Slatington, PA School: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA I have participated in many activities in high school, both academically and athletically. I have learned the value of friendship, leadership, hard work, accountability, commitment and dedication. I know that everything in life is not handed to you. You need to work hard to achieve your goals. I feel that honesty and integrity should be the qualities of everyone in society in order to make the world a better place. I hope to become a successful contributor to society and have the opportunity to enjoy life along the way. Nathan is interested in computer science and multi-media communications. In high school, he was the Football Captain, the wrestling Captain, participated in track and feld, and served as a volunteer for Special Olympics, youth wrestling, and the Walnutport Fire Department. Jonathan "Jack" Flinchum Region 4 Sponsor: Aspen Garage Door, Waunakee, WI School: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI "I aspire to attend Michigan State University after my undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to pursue a doctoral degree in industrial/organizational psychology. This degree will be an outlet into a career either as a business consultant and/or professor of psychology. For the time being, I look forward to enjoying my fnal years at UW-L as the past two years have been incredible! Wherever I end up, I am excited to do my part and be able to put the knowledge and skills I have been acquiring to the test to make this world just a little bit better." As a Junior in college, Jack is busy with Psi Chi-Psychology Honors Society, Eta Phi Alpha-Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Psychology Honors Program- research/grant, Eagle Apprenticeship-research, Class Laude Speaker – top of class of 300 and similar activities and volunteer projects. Christa Fuller Region 3 Sponsor: Fix It Fast, Crestwood, IL School: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN "I am hardworking, and competitive – always trying to be the best at everting that I do. I'm involved in many different school- related activities, some of which include: band, jazz, and poetry. Though most of my free time is spent working on those three things, I'm an English/Secondary Education major, so I will be writing essays galore. In addition to all of that, I hope to one day become a well-known author, and know that the sense of responsibility college emanates will help me achieve all of my goals." In high school, Christa was a member of Spanish Club -President, Math Team, CARDS Club, International Club, Marching Band-1 st chair tenor sax, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band-1 st Chair Flute, Student Council, and National Honor Society to list a few of her activities. (continued from pg.33) continued on page 37

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