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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….


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 &…


Meagan “May” Valentine ~ How cool would it be to be a welder!

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Meagan “May” Valentine made the Dean’s List at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and her future seemed bright. The only problem was, she didn’t know what she wanted out of college, and she was there for all the wrong reasons. “I just went because everyone told me to.” It was expected. And while May flipped…


Ross Hill on his Goal to be One of the Welding Elite

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When Ross Hill was in the seventh grade he found his dad’s plumbing torch and started experimenting. “I soldered pennies together for fun. Hot things are really cool.” And the die was cast. “I’ve pretty much known I’ve wanted to be in the welding field since then.” So enthralled with welding was Ross that he…


Catching up with mikeroweWORKS Scholarship Recipient Alexa Harter

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This is Alexa Harter, but you can call her Lexy. On December 4th of 2015, and with help from a work ethic scholarship from mikeroweWORKS, Lexy graduated from Environmental Technical Institute (ETI) in Willowbrook, Illinois. I spoke with Lexy about her life and the unlikely journey that drove her to pursue a career in the…


Meet James Harnish

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James received a Work Ethic Scholarship from mikeroweWORKS and currently attends York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I had a chance to chat with James about his past, present, and future. He is an impressive young man. Like most kids, James didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I…