EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. - For the eighth consecutive year, the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) awarded educational scholarships to deserving students planning for a career in the oil heating industry. This scholarship program was established to honor David Nelsen, a Long Island, N.Y., full-service fuel dealer who was instrumental in the growth of oil heat education programs throughout the industry. Seven scholarship winners were selected by a panel of independent judges. Shawn Wasielewski, Easton, Pa., currently attends Pennsylvania College of Technology. In 2005, Wasielewski competed in the World Skills refrigeration category in Helsinki, Finland.

Korbin Martz, Millersburg, Pa., looks forward to gaining the knowledge he needs by attending York Technical Institute this fall. Robert Arnold, Lincoln, Maine, is a non-traditional student. He is currently attending Northern Maine Community College where he maintains a 3.98 GPA. Bryan Cole, Caribou, Maine, is a senior at Northern Maine Community College where he plans to be the first in his family to complete college. Visar Djongalic, Yonkers, N.Y., is a student at Saunders Technical School. He enjoys the challenge of troubleshooting and would like to someday own his own business. Daniel Auciello Jr., Holtsville, N.Y., is in his sixth semester at SUNY Maritime College and wants to specialize in the heating of commercial and industrial plants. Mark Hunsicker, Lansdale, Pa., received the Delavan Spray Technology Award. He plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology in the fall. After graduation, Hunsicker hopes to design heating and air conditioning systems for schools, office buildings, hospitals, and commercial buildings.

Pictured above from left to right is Roger Young of Delavan, Hunsicker, Wasielewski, Dan Holohan, Dan Auciello accepting on behalf of his son Dan Jr., and Djongalic.

Publication date: 06/26/2006