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Kevin Samuel – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient

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There are two things that 19 year-old Kevin Samuel is really passionate about: cars and reptiles. His interest in reptiles grew from all of the indigenous lizards he encountered in his home state of Nevada. His interest in cars came from an automotive class his junior year at Coronado High School (Henderson, Nevada). “I enjoyed…

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Aaron Aumick – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In 21 year-old Aaron Aumick’s case, that couldn’t be more accurate. Both Aaron and his father are volunteer firefighters AND carpenters. So are Aaron’s grandfather and great grandfather, making Aaron a fourth generation firefighter and carpenter. “Since I was a kid I always wanted to…

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Daniel Zdroik– mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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When Daniel Zdroik was a sophomore in high school he took a “Heavy Metal Tour.” No, he wasn’t the front man for a heavy metal band; far from it – Dan liked to play guitar but he was a self-described “shy kid who kept to himself.” This Heavy Metal Tour was part of the Wisconsin…

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Ricky Gunderson – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Ricky Gunderson WES Success Story

Ricky Grunderson grew up in the quiet town of Kane, Pennsylvania. As a kid he loved being outdoors. It didn’t matter what Ricky was doing, if he was outside, he was happy. Things changed in the 4th grade. Ricky seemed to always have a cold or flu. He lost weight, became lethargic, and appeared jaundiced….

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Joshua Granda – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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Joshua Granda comes from an artistic family. They’re the kind of family that doesn’t buy gifts for each other; they make gifts for each other. His mom is a theatrical Set Designer, his brother is a Master Finish Carpenter & Cabinet Maker, and Josh writes music, makes short films, and builds whatever his mind desires….

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Chad Philpot

Chad Philpot – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

18 year-old Chad Philpot lives in the small town of Amelia, Virginia. How small a town? Two traffic lights small. “Everybody knows everybody, so you really can’t get into too much trouble.” And Chad didn’t. Every summer he worked on a farm fixing equipment. Chad found great accomplishment in repairing feed lines, fans and heaters…

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