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FSPA Announces the 2021-2022 Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Recipients

The Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund of the Florida Swimming Pool Association is available to dependents of owners and employees of FSPA member companies. This program helps members meet the high cost of college expenses for their children. The award is presented by the Florida Swims Foundation.

Students at all levels of post-secondary education are eligible for merit scholarships based on academic accomplishment, extracurricular activities, contributions to their community and a research paper on a pool industry-related topic. Each year an average of $28,000 is distributed to dependents of pool industry professionals.

This year, the scholarship selection committee awarded more money than ever before and did it in memory of Margaret M. Brown. A total of $36,100 was awarded to 30 students and was matched 100% by the Bill Kent Family Foundation for a total of $72,200. Dr. Bill Kent, chief executive officer of Team Horner, says, “It is our pleasure to support continuing education for everyone in the swimming pool industry.”

The Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund of the Florida Swims Foundation is made possible through donations of FSPA members. This year, it included $25,000 donated by Ken Brown in his wife's memory, on top of the $5,000 that Insurance by Ken Brown gives annually. Thank you to everyone who has donated to support the students of FSPA member company employees.

Below is the list of the winning recipients:

  • Ayana Kelly: Sponsored by Jason Draime Inc.; attending Eckerd College
  • Briana Wildridge: Sponsored by The Pool Works of Florida, Inc.; attending University of South Florida
  • Callie Gaetano: Sponsored by Coast to Coast Pools; attending University of South Florida
  • Charlotte Greggs: Sponsored by Southern Grouts & Mortars; attending University of Central Florida
  • Connor Usina: Sponsored by HornerXpress; attending University of North Florida
  • Dakota Egglefield: Sponsored by Mirasol FAFCO Solar; attending CUNY
  • Emma Cope: Sponsored by The Better Pool Guy; attending Flagler College
  • Eric Norberg: Sponsored by Waterline Pools & Spas, Inc.; attending Seminole State College
  • Ethan Parker: Sponsored by Magulick's Pool Co.; attending Florida State University
  • Isabelle Starner: Sponsored by Starner Brothers Pools, Inc.; attending University of South Florida
  • Jade Knight: Sponsored by Fluidra; attending Florida State University
  • Jaden Wildridge: Sponsored by The Pool Works of Florida, Inc.; attending St. Petersburg College
  • Jadyn Lumerman: Sponsored by HornerXpress; attending University of Tampa
  • Jenifer Tarricone: Sponsored by Aquatic Pool Systems; attending University of South Florida
  • Jolie Knight: Sponsored by Fluidra; attending University of Central Florida
  • Jordan Hale: Sponsored by Pool Works; attending Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Justin Lumerman: Sponsored by HornerXpress; attending University of Florida
  • Katie Baumgartner: Sponsored by Holland Pools; attending Eckerd College
  • Kennedy Kusek: Sponsored by Mermaid Lagoons, Inc.; attending Flagler College
  • Kimberly Hoff: Sponsored by HornerXpress; attending Nova Southeastern University
  • Leslie Siciliano: Sponsored by Bellon Pools LLC; attending University of Central Florida
  • Morgan Siegel: Sponsored by Southern Grouts & Mortars; attending Nova Southwestern University
  • Ninel Lira: Sponsored by Essig Pools; attending Florida International University
  • Noelle Knowlton: Sponsored by National Pool Service, Inc.; attending Florida State University
  • Oliver DuBois: Sponsored by SCP Distributors; attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Peyton Damewood: Sponsored by All American Pool-n-Patio; attending University of North Florida
  • Reygan Carner: Sponsored by HornerXpress; attending University of Central Florida
  • Sophia Quickel: Sponsored by New Dawn Electric; attending New College of Florida
  • Sydney Bowles: Sponsored by Bowles Custom Pools & Spas Inc.; attending Florida State University
  • Vincent Clonch: Sponsored by Shamrock Pool Services; attending University of Miami
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