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Wabash National Corporation Awards Recent High School Graduates $75,000 in Scholarships

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – June 19, 2017 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) has awarded 20 recent high school graduates with scholarships that, combined, represent a total award of $75,000. Wabash National administered two scholarship programs for the 2017-18 academic year: one for children of Wabash National associates and another for children of the company’s supplier partners.

“Knowing the importance that advanced education plays in our lives, our communities, and our industry, we hope these scholarship programs will help to develop the next generation of leaders,” said Dick Giromini, chief executive officer. “We congratulate these students on their achievements, and wish them much success as they pursue their career goals.”

Ten students each received a one-time scholarship award of $5,000 as part of the annual Wabash National Scholarship Program for children of Wabash National associates. Established in 1990, scholarships are awarded to children of Wabash National associates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and strong extracurricular involvement. Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent committee of educators and administrators of the Tippecanoe School Corporation based on students’ grade point average, SAT scores and extracurricular activities. Scholarship recipients are:

  • Vincenzo Ferrari, a 2017 graduate of Lake Lehman High School of Lehman, Pennsylvania
  • Victoria Heltzel, a 2017 graduate of McCutcheon High School of Lafayette, Indiana
  • Anna Lee, a 2017 graduate of Harrison High School of West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Lyndsey Orozco, a 2017 graduate of Logansport High School of Logansport, Indiana
  • Emily Partington, a 2017 graduate of Elkhorn Area High School of Elkhorn, Wisconsin
  • Thomas Piotrowski, a 2017 graduate of Carroll Junior Senior High School of Flora, Indiana
  • Peyton Rader, a 2017 graduate of HeLa High School of Vancouver, Washington
  • Anna Riley, a 2017 graduate of Harrison High School of West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Julia Smith, a 2017 graduate of Medford Area Senior High School of Medford, Wisconsin
  • Lydia Thomas, a 2017 graduate of Brownsburg High School of Brownsburg, Indiana

In addition, Wabash National awarded 10 students a one-time scholarship award of $2,500 as part of the Wabash National Corporation Academic Scholarship Program. This scholarship program for children of Wabash National suppliers was launched in spring 2016. Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent third party—the Center for Scholarship Administration. Scholarship recipients are:

  • Kerri Austin, a 2017 graduate of Larry A. Ryle High School of Union, Kentucky
  • Gabrielle Ball, a 2017 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Cole Davidson, a 2017 graduate of South Ridge High School of Canyon, Minnesota
  • Jessica Graham, a 2017 graduate of Lawrence County High School of Moulton, Alabama
  • Benjamin Holmes, a 2017 graduate of Academic Magnet High School of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Justin Mullinax, a 2017 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School of Naperville, Illinois
  • Julia Rohde, a 2017 graduate of Valparaiso High School of Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Harrison Schroeder, a 2017 graduate of Oak Ridge High School of Spring, Texas
  • Meghan Snellings, a 2017 graduate of Simon Kenton High School of Independence, Kentucky
  • Alexis Zito, a 2017 graduate of Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
About Wabash National Corporation

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985 in Lafayette, Indiana, the company manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at