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Cannon Falls, Minnesota-based Gemini, manufacturers of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces Matt Moskal and Bjorn Pearson as the recipients of the company’s 2016 Ross Wagner Engineering Scholarship. Both recipients are seniors at Cannon Falls High School.
The Ross Wagner Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to deserving students seeking degrees at the country’s top engineering schools. Every scholarship recipient receives a benefit of $100,000 paid over 4 years.
Moskal will be attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is accepted into the University Honors program. He plans to major in chemical engineering. Outside of school, Moskal enjoys playing golf and guitar and cheering on Minnesota sports teams.
Pearson will be attending the University of Michigan where he plans to major in aerospace engineering. Pearson participated in cross-country, basketball, speech, math league, multiple bands and choir while in high school. He is also an Eagle Scout and plays on the worship team at Riverwood Community Church.
“Gemini believes in supporting education and training in manufacturing in the United States to remain at the forefront of a competitive marketplace,” said Fred Oss, Gemini’s president. “Our scholarship funds are designed to offer educational opportunities to the best and brightest students from our communities who are pursuing careers in engineering. We wish Matt and Bjorn the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Ross C. Wagner (1924-1992), the second chairman of the board of directors at Gemini. It goes to young people majoring in civil, aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, biomedical and chemical engineering as well as chemistry and physics. It is open to all students attending the local high school in cities where Gemini’s manufacturing plants are located: Decorah, Iowa; Cannon Falls; Farmville, Virginia; Taylor, Texas; Fallon, Nevada; and Hanover, Ontario, Canada. It is also available to students attending the local high schools in Howard, South Dakota, and Randolph, Minnesota, which are the hometowns of Gemini’s founders.