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Carl Warren – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

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Carl Warren always liked cars, due in large part to the influence of his older cousin, Henry. In the Warren family, Henry was the go-to guy for all things automotive. He was not only the family mechanic, but the neighborhood mechanic as well. Henry just couldn’t say no. Carl said to me, “It was just…

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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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2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Announcement

For the last several weeks, The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has been evaluating a towering pile of applications for this year’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program. I’m happy to say the selection process is finally complete. I’m even happier to announce that we’ll be able to assist more individuals this year than ever before. Thanks to the incredible…

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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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