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Horch Roofing presents scholarships to students going into trades

Jul 06, 2019
Peter Horch, president of Horch Roofing, right, with Justin Secotte of Lincolnville, who received a Horch Roofing scholarship and jacket.

Horch Roofing of Warren has awarded four scholarships totaling $3,500 to Midcoast students destined for careers in the trades.

“We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and seize opportunities for great careers within the trades,” said Horch Roofing owner and president, Peter Horch. “There are thousands of trade jobs that go unfilled because there are not enough skilled laborers, and those with a trades education can get into great careers with earning opportunities very quickly.”

Justin Secotte of Lincolnville received a $1,000 scholarship. He will study mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono.

Matthew Scott of Mount Vernon received a $1,000 scholarship to study precision machining at Central Maine Community College.

Horch Roofing also gave two scholarships through the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland. Recipients were Alexis Cutliffe of Rockport, $500 toward her nursing studies at Simmons University, and Ashley Curtis of Hope, $1,000 toward her study of automotive collision repair at Northern Maine Community College.

Founded in 2003, Horch Roofing was founded in 2003 with two full-time employees working out of Peter Horch’s home. Today, the company employs 42 year-round employees.

“I am honored and humbled that Horch Roofing has grown so much that I can now ‘pay it forward’ to the community,” said Horch, who attended Waldo County Technical Center in high school prior to starting his business. “I want local young people to feel encouraged in their pursuit of a trade career. These scholarships are just a small way for Horch Roofing to show that we support their career goals and their future.”

Applicants have until May 1, 2020, to apply for next year's scholarships on the Horch Roofing website.




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