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Casey Lellock – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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Casey Lellock grew up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania less than a mile away from Gobbler’s Knob – home to the most famous groundhog in America, Punxsutawney Phil. It’s a town of less than 6,000 residents and Casey has always liked the small town charm. “I know just about everybody in town,” he told me. Casey is…

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Matt Benchek – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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When Matt Benchek was about to enter the 9th grade he had to select three elective courses to go with the mandatory three R’s. He chose Drafting and Accounting. He only chose Accounting because Small Engine Repair was full. But he still needed a third elective. Matt’s mom suggested he take Basic Electrical, but he…

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Ryan Bouland – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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All Ryan Bouland wanted to do was play music. From the first time he picked up the tuba in 6th grade he knew that music would always be a part of his life. At age 15 he got his first real taste of it. He roadied for his uncle’s Grateful Dead cover band, gr8FLdüde &…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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