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Ray Pereles Memorial Fund – College Scholarship

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One of our outstanding NPC benefits is the Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund which will provide annual scholarships for the children of the employees of our member companies.

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 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 2016 winners were presented at the 2016 NPC Annual Conference which was held from February 10-12, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel.

Congratulations to all our winners!

  • Emily Brewer, Aquatech Pools by C.H.I.; $1,500
  • Nick Grabowski, Pure Water Pools: $1,500
  • Diana Ruiz, Pioneers Pool Plastering; $1,000
  • Jessica Camacho; Superior Pool Plastering Mgmt Inc: $1,500
  • Katelyn Vaiassicca, Crystal Blue Enterprises; $1,000
  • Jessica Tonti, Pacific Paradise Pools; $1,000
  • Maggie McKenna, Gardner Outdoor; $500
  • Alyssa Auringer, The Pool Lady.; $500
  • Zachary Preciado, American Pool Plastering; $500


For the information packet about the 2017-2018 Scholarship Program, pleaseclick here.  We encourage all eligible children of NPC members & their employees to participate.