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Bunk Jackson – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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Meet work ethic scholarship recipient, Bunk Jackson. His given name is Stephen, but he won’t answer to that – literally. Once, at Gunnison High School, a new teacher insisted on calling him Stephen. True to his word, Bunk wouldn’t answer to it. That earned him a trip to the principal’s office. When asked why he…


John Goodson – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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John Goodson had had enough. He had been touring for two years as the drummer of a band called Dolly Shine. It was exhausting. John had always seen music as more of a hobby than a vocation, but it’s hard to call something a hobby if it keeps you away from home 200 days per…


Nicole McConnell – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Meet 18 year-old Nicole McConnell. Nicole was fortunate enough to attend Northeast Senior High School in Pasadena, Maryland. Northeast is connected with a school called the Center for Applied Technology North, or CAT North for short. It’s what used to be called VoTech back in the old days. One of Nicole’s favorite things to do…


Griffin Bartlett – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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Griffin Bartlett has always loved to build things. When he turned 10 years-old he received a rolling work bench, complete with a drill, jig saw, and orbital sander. “I made tons of stuff with it,” he said. However, Griffin also loved the outdoors. Growing up in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire he was always…


Kent Weaver – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient “Get a vocation, not a job.”

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Kent Weaver is studying Instrumentation Technology at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. If you’re not familiar with Instrumentation Technology, you are not alone. But it’s one of the most crucial components of industry. It requires a working knowledge of piping, chemical, electrical, and hydraulic technologies… just to name a few. After spending 10 years…


Kelly Cline – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient, HVAC Bound

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Meet Kelly Cline. As a kid, he loved to draw. He also loved cars. His dad owned a junkyard that had its own automotive pit where he would work on cars all the time. It was just a hobby for his dad but Kelly’s brother, Kevin was inspired enough to become a mechanic. Not Kelly….