Rising Stars: Yamaha announces winners of Dealer Scholarship Program

Publish Date: 
Oct 1, 2013

CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha announces the winners of the Motorsports Dealer Scholarship Program. Each scholar listed below will receive $3,000 in education funding.

The winners are:

  • Jacob Blake (Bob Weaver Yamaha, New York)
  • Wyatt Coplen (Roseville Yamaha, California)
  • Cameron DeMarsh (J&J Motors Inc., Ohio)
  • Nicholas Denchel (Desert Valley Powersports, Washington)
  • Anne Eisenhunt (K M Cycle & Marine LLC, Florida)
  • Mark Fenner (Bemidji Sports Centre, Minnesota)
  • Lindsey Galliher (Freedom Yamaha of Concord, New Hampshire)
  • Donald George III (Don George's Sports Center Inc., New York)
  • Kevin Hardt (Freedom Yamaha of Concord, New Hampshire)
  • Allison Jackson (Pioneer Motorsport Inc., New York)
  • Catherine Kay (Star City Motor Sports Inc., Nebraska)
  • Andrea Knorr (Larry's Motor Sports, Missouri)
  • Tyler Matijevich (Highlands Yamaha Inc., Illinois)
  • Heather McDonald (Cycle Works, Georgia)
  • Michael Mechling (Performance Power Sports, South Carolina)
  • Oliver Orr (Hinshaw's Motorcycle Store, Washington)
  • Kayla Rickford (Florence Yamaha, Oregon)
  • Jolene Senn (Skagit Powersports, Washington)

The Yamaha scholarship program is for children of dealership principals and employees, and rewards students for excellence in academics, community involvement, leadership, and writing and communications skills.

For example, Michael Mechling is the son of dealership owner Kurt Mechling. "Michael is a junior at Clemson University, [is] an engineering student and works in our parts and service department 20-plus hours a week," Kurt Mechling told Dealernews. "He rides a Yamaha R6."

Posted by Mary Slepicka