The Scholarship Fund of the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has announced Grayson Fries an award recipient of the 2019 scholarship program. Grayson is the son of Kevin and Dana Fries and recently graduated from Northwest High School. Kevin Fries is the Human Resource Manager at Eakes Office Solutions.
Grayson was a very successful deaf student-athlete. He was diagnosed with hearing loss at age 4 and has worn cochlear implants since that time. Grayson participated in cross-country, wrestling, and track. He was a two-time letter winner in cross-country and a four-time letter winner in wrestling. He also qualified for the state wrestling tournament all four years and finished his high school wrestling career as the Northwest High School all-time win leader with 153 wins.
Grayson plans to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College to pursue a degree in Construction Technology and will also be a member of the wrestling team.
Employees and immediate family members of all National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) and Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) member companies are eligible to apply for annual scholarships. The fund is supported entirely through individual and member contributions.