HALO Announces Fall 2017 Scholarship Winners

STERLING, IL. (February 1, 2018) – HALO Branded Solutions, a leader in promotional products, is pleased to announce the winners of their semi-annual scholarship competition.

·        First Place – Alexis M. Preiss of Windermere, Florida. Alexis is studying at the University of Central Florida and received $1,500.

·        Second Place – Scott Dixon, from Franklin, Tennessee. Scott is studying at the University of Tennessee and received $1,000.

·        Third Place – Rachel Hennessey, of Windham, New Hampshire. Rachel is a high school senior planning to attend The Catholic University of America. She received $500.

The competition, open to full-time students pursuing their undergraduate degrees, considered essay submissions from students across the U.S. Judges evaluated the essays based on creativity, relevance and knowledge of the chosen topic and a commitment to excellence. Candidates were required to showcase a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher and submit a letter of recommendation along with their essay.

“The principles of this competition mirror those on which we operate HALO every day—creativity, diligence, and hard work,” Terry McGuire, Sr. VP of HALO Marketing, said. “That’s why we are always so pleased to see young people who are passionate about marketing and excited for the future. It’s our privilege to interact with them, and we’re proud to help them along their path.”

HALO Branded Solutions proudly applauds the winners of this round of essay submissions and wishes all participants success in their future endeavors. Winning essays will be published on HALO’s blog. Learn more about HALO’s scholarship contest and past winners by visiting: https://www.halo.com/scholarship-contest.aspx.


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