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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….


Kim Chase – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient from Hobbyist to Welder

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Kim Chase has a Bachelor’s Degree in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. She’s worked as a hydrologist and done environmental engineering and consulting. She’s also run her own business and done some farming, raising pigs and chickens, AND been a stay at home mom! So how did this 35 year-old mother of two wind…


Mitchell “Butch” Kimble Proves It’s Never Too Late

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When Mitchell Edward Kimble came home from the hospital for the very first time, his older brother looked at his newborn sibling and declared, “That’s not a Mitchell – that’s a Butch.” The nickname has stuck to this day. Butch grew up just outside the small town of Pocahontas, Arkansas. Maybe it was his nickname,…