Meet Peyton Lamkins – 2014 Winner of the Allied Wire and Cable Scholarship for $10,000

AWC owners awarding scholarship to Peyton Lamkins

Allied owners award scholarship to Peyton Lamkins (center), daughter of employee Paula Lamkins (left).

Allied Wire and Cable is pleased to name Peyton Lamkins as this year’s recipient of our company-endowed scholarship. Peyton is the daughter of Paula Lamkins, a core creative member of the marketing team since 2009.

In 2010, Peyton ranked 4th at the TaeKwonDo Nationals, earning a spot as an alternate on the junior national team. But Peyton is more than a stellar athlete–she is also an artist. The Souderton Area High School graduate is off to Temple University this year, where the Tyler School of Art will foster her artistic talents.

As a freshman, Peyton will begin her course of study in the Fine Arts program. During the second year, the well-rounded young woman will narrow down her focus to a more specific field–anything from drawing to metal work or packaging design.

The Allied Wire and Cable Scholarship is open to the children of employees who have been with the company for at least three years. The student must be a college bound senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. An essay explaining why their application should be considered is also required.

The deserving candidate receives $2,500/year for a four-year program or $2,000/year for a five-year program, totaling $10,000 over the course of the student’s college career. To remain eligible for the scholarship disbursements, she must maintain a 3.0 average or higher. We don’t think that will be a problem for Peyton, who says she is grateful to have “less financial pressure” while she studies.

Peyton says she was “thrilled and proud” when she learned she was chosen to receive the scholarship. “In high school, you keep hearing that hard work and good grades may give you a shot at a scholarship. It doesn’t seem real until you get lucky enough to have it happen to you!”

We, too, are thrilled and proud to continue this favorite “family tradition” of ours, and to support Peyton in her academic and artistic endeavors. We wish her well!

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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