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APPA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggybacking Scholarship Winners

GREENWICH, CONN., June 14, 2007 – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) would like to congratulate the winners of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award, along with the winner of the Earl F. Smith Memorial Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded each year to eligible students who present the most impressive combination of academic and non-academic credentials. The recipients of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship for 2007-2008 are:

  • Jessica Carter, Hamilton Products, Inc.
  • Kathleen Hall, American Wood Fibers, Inc.
  • Kyla Kohagen, PlanetWise Products, Inc.
  • Jessie Kehr, American Colloid Company
  • Kendra Lineback, Dowell Manufacturing
  • Jennifer Nahay, Dad’s Pet Care
  • Jeffrey Faust, Kaytee Products, Inc.
  • Christina O’Dell, Woodstreem Corp.

Every year APPA provides the opportunity for members to initiate their own scholarship program by piggybacking on the APPA Program with no additional administrative cost. The winner of the APPA Piggyback Program for 2007-2008 is:

  • Jessi Smithson of the Earl F. Smith Memorial Scholarship, Mid-West Metal Products Co., Inc.

The staff at APPA would like to thank all who participated and invite members to take advantage of this membership benefit again next year, February 2008. For questions about The Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Program please contact Member Relations & Business Development at or call (203) 532-0000 ext: 521.

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The American Pet Products Manufacturer's Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 950 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.