Eight talented recipients will receive a scholarship from the Georgia Pest Control Association scholarship fund. The students are children of GPCA members representing pest control companies throughout Georgia.
In 1986, GPCA honored Glenn Burnett by establishing a member scholarship in his name. Mr. Burnett served as Executive Director for GPCA for almost 20 years. Since the inception, GPCA has awarded 100 scholarships to our member’s children!!! To date $102,000 has been awarded!
Totally funded by a share of the proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament, the scholarship has grown in recent years. Six students will receive $1000 scholarships as entering freshmen; two students will receive $500 book scholarships to help them continue their studies. Recipients are children of GPCA members who are pursuing a higher education in Georgia.
Adams Exterminators, Beau Sinyard, son of Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard, President of Adams Exterminators for 17 years. Beau plans to attend University of Georgia.
Allgood Pest Solutions, Corey Claxton, son of Gregory Claxton, branch manager for 8 years with Allgood Pest Solutions. Corey will attend Georgia Southern University considering majoring in nursing.
Arrow Exterminators, Andrew Clark, son of Janice Clark, office manager for 11 years for Arrow Exterminators. Clark will attend the North Georgia College majoring in Business Management.
Ideal Pest Control, William Speegle, son of Eric Speegle, President 22 years of Ideal Pest Control, Inc., Savannah. William plans to attend Georgia State University majoring in Computer Science.
Northwest Exterminating, Savannah Negas, daughter of Chuck Negas, director for 10 years of Northwest Exterminating. Savannah plans to attend Berry College majoring in Elementary Education.
Orkin Pest Control, Owen Meek, son of Frank Meek, technical director for 25 years of Orkin. Walter plans to attend the Truett McConnell College majoring in World Missions.
$500 Book Scholarships:
A & R Exterminating, Rachel Isdell, daughter of Richard Isdell, supervisor 30 years for A & R Exterminating Co. Inc., Rachel attends at the Augusta State University where she is majoring in the Medical field.
American Pest Control, Carli Culpepper, daughter of Tim Culpepper, assistant manager 19 years for American Pest Control. Carli will attend University of Georgia majoring in Art Education.
The next GPCA Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 16 at Hampton Golf Village, Cumming. For information about this event, please call the GPCA office at 770-417-1881.