WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 15, 2022 – The Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) recently awarded its third annual CLDA Scholarships to three students who are the children of members of the association. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school.
This year’s recipients are
• Brody Bernecker, the son of Jim and Mindy Bernecker. Jim is the president of Relay Express.
• Taryn Bilchik, the daughter of Bryan and Sandy Bilchik. Bryan is the Director of IT at Need It Now.
• Kylie Jowers, the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Dawn Jowers. Thomas is the Chief Operating Officer at ADL Delivery.
Bernecker graduated from Archbishop Alter High School in Spring Valley, OH with honors. He plans on attending Miami University in Ohio in the fall with an eye towards a career in business, finance, or entrepreneurship. He was Vice President of his high school’s Investment Club and a member of both the Key Club and the National Honor Society. He served as the captain of the schools’ Food For All effort, coordinating transportation and food for the school’s annual food drive. He played on the school’s varsity basketball and soccer teams. He was recognized as the Employee of the Month at his job at the Dayton Country Club.
Bilchik graduated from Sickles High School, Tampa, FL in the top 10% of her class. She plans on attending the University of Florida in the fall with an eye toward veterinary medicine. She got a head start on that career by becoming a Certified Vet Assistant in her Junior year of high school. This enabled her to volunteer at a local nonprofit animal clinic. She also earned the school’s Greenhand award, served as Color Guard Captain and was a member of the National Honor Society. A passionate horseback rider, she also volunteered as a counselor-in-training at Girl Scout camps and was an involved member of the Future Farmers of America.
Jowers graduated Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas with honors. She will be going to Texas State University in the fall with an eye towards a career in directing or playwriting. She graduated Cum Laude from her high school and earned recognition with membership in the International Thespian Society. In high school she was involved in theater, Color Guard, the school’s Peer Assistant Leadership program, Hero Club, and the Senior Women Club. She was an involved member of the Texas Association of Future Educators.
Those applying for the scholarship had to be associated with a CLDA member and planning on attending college, a trade school or trucking school in the fall. Applications were reviewed by the CLDA Cares Committee, and the decisions were made based on their backgrounds, grades, and their essays. The scholarships were funded by donations from CLDA members, vendors, and affiliates.
The CLDA Scholarships are awarded annually. Submissions for the 2023 awards should be submitted by April 1, 2023. For more information go to the CLDA Cares tab on clda.org.
About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) represents the first to final miles of the supply chain in the US and worldwide. This non-profit professional association serves the needs of its 2,900 essential service members who are logistics professionals, carriers, shippers, drivers, air cargo logistics providers, 3PLs and vendors servicing today’s supply chain companies. The CLDA gives its members access to a diverse network of logistics professionals looking to create new business opportunities and share decades of practical insights. They provide an avenue for amplifying members’ voices on key issues and help them participate in the regulatory discussions shaping the industry. The CLDA keeps members informed and educated on trends, current issues and best practices. For more information see clda.org
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