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Thank You from 2014 mrWF Scholarship Recipient Jon Block

mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship recipient Jon Block is on the road to becoming a Diesel Mechanic Tech and he was nice enough to send us this thank you.

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Jon Block mrWF photoHere is an excerpt from the essay he wrote to us when he applied for the scholarship.

I have chosen to pursue a career in the diesel mechanic industry for several reasons. The first reason is that I like to work with engines. My Dad has always told me that I am a motor head. When he talks to people about me, his favorite saying is “if it has a steering wheel and a motor, Jon will be all over it.” I plan to attain my commercial driver’s license during the upcoming months. My Mom figures that if I want to drive trucks, I should be able to work on them as well.

The second reason is that I like the agricultural industry and have been involved in agriculture my whole life. I have not lived on a farm, but have worked as a farm hand for as long as I can remember. I have participated in 4-H for the past ten years and have had the opportunity to show swine at our local fair.

I notice that no matter what type of agricultural area I work in, I find a feeling of satisfaction that I have accomplished a job well done. I find pride working in areas that help others, such as the dairy industry and plowing snow; which I have done for the past four years for small businesses in the community along with some resident’s homes, and as I gain the knowledge, in the diesel mechanic industry.

Jon embodies what the Work Ethic Scholarship is all about – he has the interest, the drive, and obviously the work ethic. We wish him all the best and Jon, you are very welcome!