HOUSTON (Feb. 22, 2012) – Cat Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, has rewarded an exceptional Houston-area high school student with a $5,000 scholarship for their higher education pursuit. Now in its eighth year, the Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship program annually awards deserving students based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities and community leadership and involvement.
Jessica Sheely of Missouri City, Texas was selected from more than a hundred applicants to receive the scholarship based on her superb demonstration of academic merit, leadership and community involvement.
Sheely is currently ranked in the top ten percent of the 2012 graduating class at Elkins High School in Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD). For the past three years, Jessica has been awarded the FBISD Academic Excellence Award for excelling scholastically by maintaining a high grade point average. Sheely is also a member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society. She remains active in the community by volunteering her time at the Houston Habitat for Humanity, Community Leadership Club and Sugarland Animal Shelter. In the fall, Sheely plans to continue her education at the University of Texas in Austin to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
“We are proud to recognize Jessica Sheely, who is an exemplary student on track to make a remarkable contribution to our community,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “It is important for us to provide exceptional students, like Jessica, with opportunities to pursue their goals for higher education.”
Sheely will accept her scholarship at an award reception held in March at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, where Cat Lift Trucks will serve as the Official Lift Truck Provider. Including this year’s scholarship program, the company has awarded more than $73,000 to Houston-area students over the 8-year period.
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Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.cat-lift.com, www.facebook.com/catlifttrucks, www.twitter.com/catlifttrucksna, www.youtube.com/catlifttrucksamerica or call 1-800-CAT-LIFT (1-800-228-5438).