2007 Bill Moon Scholarship winners announced

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The NATSO Foundation recently announced the 2007 Bill Moon Scholarship Award winners. Because of the truckstop and travel plaza industry and its suppliers’ donations, the NATSO Foundation was able to award 15 $2,500 scholarships to assist students with college expenses.

The NATSO Foundation has annually awarded Bill Moon Scholarships to industry employees and their children to help offset the significant cost of a college education and has distributed more than $250,000 since the program began in 1993. The scholarships are meant to recognize truckstop employees and their dependents who have shown academic excellence.

The 2007 winners are:

  • Erin Benshoof, Coffee Cup Fuel Stop of Fargo, N.D.
  • Kolena Bowman, Gallahan Travel Plaza of Peru, Ind.
  • Lindsay Brooker, Travel Centers of America of Westlake, Ohio
  • Jillian Butler, Seven Feathers Truck and Travel of Canyonville, Ore.
  • Matthew Coble, Joplin Petro – Iowa 80 Group of Galena, Kan.
  • Katie Fisher, Love’s Travel Stop of St. James, Mo.
  • Jonathon Gill, Pilot Travel Centers of Canyonville, Ore.
  • Arliene Gray, P & H Truck Stop of Bradford, Vt.
  • John Heskett, Love’s Travel Stop of Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Karie Hester, Truckomat of Oklahoma City of Yukon, Okla.
  • Julia LaPlante, Love’s Truck Stop of Shelbyville, Tenn.
  • Roi Luchangeo, Petro Travel Plaza #53 of Portage, Wis.
  • Chandra Moles, Muralt’s Travel Plaza of Lolo, Mont.
  • Bridget Reilly, Broadway Truck Stops of Spokane Valley, Wash.
  • Jenna Ringler, Gateway Travel Plaza of Hyndman, Pa.
  • Applicants are judged by an independent review committee, and selections are made based upon academic merit, extracurricular and community activities, and a short essay. Decisions are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability.