Superfresh Growers scholarship recipients honored at WAEF luncheon

Superfresh Growers® honored recipients of its scholarship programs at the annual Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) luncheon. The event, which also celebrated several other local scholarships, marked 25 years of community service by WAEF.

WAEF administers Superfresh Growers Kershaw Companies Scholarships, which are available to employees and their children. This scholarship awards $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate studies. This year Joselin Marin was congratulated as the 2019 recipient. In addition to Joselin, three other students are actively drawing scholarships, which were re-issued at the luncheon: Adilene Badillo Hernandez, Imelda Andrade Anguiano, and Ilse Manzanarez Leyva. The final scholarship was awarded to Carli Short, who was selected to receive the Brian Kershaw Memorial Scholarship this year.


(Left to right): Jay Short and Daughter Carli Short, Adilene Badillo Hernandez and Mother Maria Badillo, Ed Kershaw, and Kristin Snapp.

Joselin is the daughter of Kershaw Companies employee Aracelli Badillo Islas and Oscar Marin Flores. She graduated from A.C. Davis High School. Joselin would like to attend the University of Washington to pursue a career in education. She said she would like to make a difference to students, just like her teachers did for her.

Adilene in now in her second year with the Kershaw Companies Scholarship. She works as a Sales Assistant for Superfresh Growers and plans to transfer to university for her final two years of school. She said she has enjoyed her time at Superfresh Growers so much that it has led her to change her major from Dental Hygiene to International Business. Adilene is the first college student in her family, and says “all the help I’ve received big or small means the world to me. I really could not be doing any of this without the love and support from my friends, family and awesome coworkers”.

Imelda, a University of Washington student, is now in her third year as a scholarship recipient. She is studying psychology and would like to work for a non-profit in the future. Imelda said she is watching her budget closely to help reduce financial stress and stay focused on her studies. She is the daughter of Kershaw Companies employee Marisol Anguiano Diaz.


Three of the scholarship recipients. (Left to right) Ilse Lyva Manzanarez, Carli Short, and Adilene Badillo Hernandez

Ilse achieved renewal for her final year as a Kershaw Companies scholar. Ilse will graduate from Heritage University next spring with a business administration degree. She plans to pursue a managerial career. Ilse lives at home and helps to pay rent and other expenses for her mom. Ilse's mom is Kershaw Companies employee Marissa Manzanarez.

Carli Short was selected to receive the Brian Kershaw Memorial Scholarship this year. She is the daughter of Jay and Keishia Short. Carli is a graduate of West Valley High School and is committed to attending George Fox University this fall. She plans to pursue a marketing degree at George Fox while she competes on their Track and Field team. She would like to use her degree in the industry after observing how important tree fruit has been to her family. Carli stated at the luncheon; “I am incredibly honored to receive this award. I’m looking forward to earning my marketing degree and seeing where the future takes me”.

Superfresh Growers congratulates Joselin, Adilene, Ilse, Imedla, and Carli as they continue their journeys through higher education.

For more information:
Catherine Gipe-Stewart
Superfresh Growers
Ph: +1 (509) 966-1814
cgipe@superfreshgrowers.com
www.superfreshgrowers.com


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