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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 Grundstrom – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Ricky Gunderson WES Success Story

Ricky Grundstrom 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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Kristen Blue – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Kristen Blue - Success Story

Kristen Blue has always loved airplanes – a lot. She had flown in big commercial airliners but was really fascinated by small Cessna planes. At age 12 Kristen learned of the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP. CAP is a civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. They have a cadet program that focuses on…

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