DESTIN, Fla. -- Legendary Marine, the #1 Ranked Boat Dealer in North America for 2012 and 2013 and the Emerald Coast's largest boat dealership with sales and service locations in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Gulf Shores, AL, has announced the winners of its inaugural 2014 Legendary Marine College Scholarships.
From an impressive field of 48 submissions in the combined markets, 2014 Legendary Marine Scholarship Winners included Blythe Greene and Kerri Andre, both from Fort Walton Beach High School; Avalon Dudinsky from North Bay Charter High School in Panama City, FL; and Kaitlyn Hickman, Fairhope High School, Fairhope, AL. Each receives a $1000 scholarship.
Winners were judged by a Legendary Marine in-house independent panel who selected finalists based on equal weighting in the areas of academic achievement, high school leadership and community service. Other scoring components included a personal essay and three recommendations.
"First, Legendary Marine was very pleased to provide college scholarships and support our young people in the markets we serve," said Legendary Marine Managing Partner Fred Pace. "We are very happy to invest in these outstanding students and future leaders.
"Second, I cannot begin to express how impressed our judging panel was with the caliber of extraordinary students in our market," he added. "In three of the four markets, the judges had to break two-and-three way ties, as multiple students scored equally high. If our pool of candidates is indicative of tomorrow's leaders, we have a bright future ahead. Across the boards, our candidates were simply outstanding achievers."
Besides its recognition as #1 Ranked Dealer in North America, Legendary Marine was named the #1 Dealer Nationwide for Sales from Everglades Boats based in Edgewater, FL and #1 Dealer for Gamefish Sales for Sea Hunt Boats, Columbia, South Carolina. On a regional basis, Legendary Marine was voted by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine as the "BEST of the Emerald Coast for Boat Sales and Service" for the eleventh year in this category. Legendary Marineis proud to represent Skeeter, Sea Hunt, Everglades, Cobalt, Marquis, Chris Craft, Hurricane, Carver, Scout Boats and Quadski, along with power partners Volvo and Yamaha. Legendary Marine was previously named Boat and Motor Magazine “Dealer of the Year;” and is a Marine Industry Five Star Certified Dealership. For more information, visit www.legendarymarine.com