HGR CEO Brian Krueger, Scholarship recipient Edward Bahle, MAGNET Director of Education and Training Judith Crocker
HGR Industrial Surplus has selected Edward Bahle as the recipient of the 2013 HGR Industrial Surplus Manufacturing Scholarship.
Edward will graduate from North Ridgeville High School next month and is already attending Lorain County Community College as part of Project Lead the Way. He plans to continue his studies at LCCC before pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University.
The $2,000 scholarship, offered in cooperation with MAGNET, The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, was open to students pursuing degrees in manufacturing-related academic areas at Lorain County Community College, Lakeland Community College or Cuyahoga Community College.
Edward's interest in mechanics and engineering goes beyond strictly academic pursuits. He recently restored, and now rides, a 1947 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
“Because of my love of mechanical things, I would like to work on designing and fabricating parts that are needed for restoration work," Edward wrote in his application. "Without these new manufactured versions of an old part, this type of restoration would be impossible.”
Edward is member of the National Honor Society, North Ridgeville High School Key Club, volunteers at his local middle school for their Horizon after-school program, serves as junior leader at his church’s vacation bible school and remains active in his Boy Scout Troop as an assistant scoutmaster.
Founded in 1984, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers compete and grow under the leadership of a board of directors who reflect the breadth of manufacturing in the region. See www.manufacturingsuccess.org for more details.