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TradeMark Car Wash presents $4,000 scholarship

May 10, 2017
On April 29, TradeMark Car Wash presented a local high school student with a $4,000 scholarship for college tuition. Serving the community since 2004, TradeMark Car Wash is a full service car wash located at 1007 West McDermott in Allen, Texas.

TradeMark Car Wash owners Tom and Kim Miller are passionate about education and community involvement. “As long-time residents, we feel a strong connection with the school district. All three of our kids were very involved with and graduated from Allen High School,” said Kim Miller. “Not to mention during the past decade and a half we have employed literally dozens of AHS students at our car wash, who at times felt like an extension of our family!”

The 2017 TradeMark Car Wash Scholarship, part of the Foundation for Allen Schools Student Scholarship Program, sought to reward a student who has shown determination, diligence, a strong work ethic, and a positive approach in school as well as the ability to support and lead other students towards success.

Ashton Gilmore was chosen by the Foundation for Allen Schools to receive this award. Gilmore was captain of the Allen Men’s Varsity Basketball team his senior year and recently committed to play basketball for Wayland Baptist University in the fall. There he plans to pursue a degree in criminology, joining the class of 2021.

Beyond his academic and athletic achievements, it was Gilmore’s positive attitude and determination that truly set him apart. “Ashton is not only accomplished, but a joy to be around,” said Kim Miller. “As local business owners, we are honored to give directly back to our community by helping a local student like Ashton further his collegiate goals.”

The Millers met Gilmore and presented the TradeMark Car Wash scholarship to him at the 2017 Scholarship Reception hosted by the Foundation for Allen Schools, where Kim Miller has served as a board member for three years.

More information about the Foundation for Allen Schools can be found at

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