Great Dane Announces 2016 Dealer Scholarship Winners

(Savannah, Georgia – August 2, 2016) – Great Dane recently named two children of Great Dane full-line dealership employees winners of its 2016 college scholarships for full-line dealers. The scholarships recognize Mary Gilmore and Teaghan Hignett for their outstanding academic achievements.

Great Dane annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to children of Great Dane full-line dealership employees. Scholarship winners are selected from graduating high school seniors based on several categories, including grade point average (GPA), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) scores, honors received, extracurricular activities, community service and work experience.


Mary Gilmore, daughter of Jerry Mickey, regional accounting manager at Missouri Great Dane Trailers, graduated from Brentwood High School where she served as vice president of the student body and captain of the volleyball team. She plans to attend the University of Missouri Columbia where she will major in physical therapy.

Teaghan Hignett, daughter of Mike Hignett, equipment remarketing manager for Glasvan Great Dane Sales, graduated from Garth Webb Secondary School where she played volleyball, basketball, rugby, soccer and softball. Teaghan plans to attend the University of Western Ontario where she will major in health sciences.

About Great Dane

Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at