The first annual Neal W. Strohmeyer Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in STEM Studies was recently awarded to Northern Highlands High School Senior Dylan Crasto. The criteria established for the award requires an intention to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related major, a 3.5 or better GPA, and an engagement in extracurricular activities. In his essay, Dylan demonstrated a passion for learning and a desire to do something meaningful with his education. He will be entering the University of Michigan this fall pursuing studies in automotive engineering.
This scholarship was established in May of 2022 by Triangle CEO Dax Strohmeyer to honor the memory of his father Neal W. Strohmeyer, community business leader and 1969 graduate of Northern Highlands High School. While at Northern Highlands, Neal was a star player on the baseball team. After college, he joined his father William in the family business, eventually taking the helm in 1987 and leading the company for the next 3 decades.
Today Dax, a 3rd generation Strohmeyer, continues the family legacy as its CEO. He too, was a star athlete at Northern Highlands, playing on the football, basketball and baseball teams.
The connection to Northern Highlands and the local Bergen County community has always been a strong one for the Strohmeyer family. Highlands students continue to visit the Triangle campus in Upper Saddle River, with some experiencing the engineering CO-OP program that Triangle offers to aspiring students pursuing STEM studies. Some have even become members of the Triangle family after graduation from college.
It is with much gratitude to the Northern Highlands community that Dax has created this award to honor the importance of STEM studies and his father’s passion for manufacturing, and exceptional training. Congratulations to Dylan!