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The Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund
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About the Scholarship

The National Plasterers Council and the swimming pool industry in southwest Florida experienced shock and dismay, when over the course of a week after being admitted into a hospital, National Board Member Rey Perales passed away. Rey was admitted to the hospital with a case of pneumonia on a Thursday. The next day after numerous tests, he and his family were told that he might also have leukemia. The confirmation came two days later on Monday. He passed away that Friday, August 6, 2007 in the afternoon.

Rey PeralesRey will be missed as a Board Member of the NPC. His smile and positive outlook were always refreshing. Although soft spoken and quiet, when Rey spoke, he commanded attention and people listened. With his keen skill of listening and evaluating the concerns for the organization and industry before speaking, he held the unofficial title of the "conscience" of the organization and the Board. This scholarship was created by the Board of Directors with the intention of keeping the memory and spirit of Rey alive within our hearts and within the NPC.

The 2017 winners were presented at the 2017 NPC Annual Conference which was held from February 8-10, 2017 in New Orleans, LA at the Sheraton Hotel.

Congratulations to all our winners!

  • Jena Ponosny, Beauty Pools - $2,500
  • Nick Grabowski, Pure Water Pools - $2,000
  • Claire Lamsfuss, Pulliam Pool Builders - $1,500
  • Jake Gammon, Gammon Pools - $1,500
  • Sky Stalnaker, Southernwinds Pools - $700
  • Jessica Camacho, Superior Pool Plastering - $700
  • Sam Garcia, Centex Plaster - $700
  • Emily Dobbs, Pebble Technology - $300
  • Zachary Rosati, Leisure Craft Pools - $300
  • Haley Sparks, Pool Environments - $300





We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year in September 2017.



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