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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,…


Lauren Moreno ~ Hands On and Book Smart

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Lauren Moreno grew up in a household with nothing but females. There was her mother and two older sisters, Erin and Alex. Lauren discovered early-on that she liked to work with her hands. This was welcomed by Erin and Alex, who were happy to pass off the “hands on” chores to her. Lauren mowed the…


Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient: Elena Horner on the right path – Process Technology


Elena Horner grew up 80 miles north of Juneau, Alaska in the small town of Haines. How small a town? Elena’s 2012 graduating class at Haines High School only had 25 students in it. That’s how small a town. Elena comes from a family that appreciates the arts. Mom is a librarian, dad is a…


Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient – Eric Kovacevich has set his sights on Manufacturing Engineer Technology


When Eric Kovacevich was 4-years old, he and his brother and sister were sent to live with their grandparents on a 2,500-acre dairy farm for the summer. There were a thousand cows and rows and rows of corn and grain. It was a great adventure for the siblings – until they learned the reason why….


Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient – Devyn Smoter has Left & Right Brain Smarts


By the time Devyn Smoter got to high school, she knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She had always loved art and had been drawing since she was a kid, but it was her first photography class at St. Michael-Albertville High School that sealed the deal. She was going…


Taylor Vanschoik – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient, Works Hard at Giving Back


Taylor Vanschoik grew up in Vicksburg, Michigan. It’s not just his hometown; it’s also a close-knit community that helped him through the most difficult period in his family’s life – Cancer. When Taylor was 14 doctors discovered he had a tumor in his brain. It had to be surgically removed. Taylor had two brain surgeries,…