Randell Seaton, a 2012 graduate of Ferndale High School, is the recipient of Gage Products Company's 17th annual community scholarship award.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Ferndale High School graduate planning to pursue a degree in engineering or science. Gage established its scholarship program in 1996.
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement. Seaton graduated with a grade-point average of 3.6 on a challenging academic schedule that included a number of advanced and honors-level classes.
A National Honors Society treasurer during the 2010-2011 school year, he also was a class representative, served as a tutor in both music and math, and was involved in music, theater, United Student Assembly, track-and-field and robotics. In addition, he participated in Ferndale High School's Golden Eagle Marching Band for four years and was its tuba section leader and a principal player.
Seaton's concern for others is demonstrated by involvement with Gleaners Food Bank, The Children's Annual Harvest Festival, The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen and The Prom Closet.
The son of Randell and Bernice Seaton, he plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he also has been awarded an annual scholarship.
Gage Products Company was founded in Ferndale in 1936 and recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. The company is dedicated to corporate citizenship with a history of supporting the Ferndale community.
"We're committed to serving as a leading corporate citizen within the City of Ferndale," said Dan Finkiewicz, president and chairman of Gage Products Company. "Our annual scholarship program gives us an opportunity to recognize talented students like Randell Seaton and reaffirms our ongoing commitment to the community."
Finkiewicz noted that Christopher Melnick, the 2011 recipient of Gage's community scholarship award, currently is serving as a summer intern at the company's headquarters in Ferndale. Melnick is attending Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Gage this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its closed-loop solvent-recycling system. By safely remanufacturing millions of gallons of spent paint solvents, the company manages waste streams for major automotive manufacturers. The Gage system eliminates potential pollutants, reducing the environmental footprint of its customers while delivering significant cost savings at the same time.
The company also is a global leader in custom fuel-blending services for product development and emission-control testing, providing custom fuel blends and reference test fuels for automotive OEM's, engine manufacturers and their suppliers around the world.
In addition, the company manufactures a variety of solutions, including paint-related products and cleaners for paint shops and for the restoration and cleaning of paint-line systems, as well as for a wide variety of other industrial uses.
For more information, visit www.gageproducts.com.
Source: Gage Products Company press release.