Clover Park Technical College has announced that Sally Bradford is a 2008 Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) scholarship recipient for the District 2 area.
A total of three WAVE recipients are chosen from each legislative district. Two individuals are chosen from district high schools and/or skill centers, and one individual is chosen from a district-area community and/or technical college.
Sally is enrolled in the Environmental Sciences and Technology Program. She is completing an internship and working for Lewis County as a weed technician. Sally identifies and eradicates noxious weeds. She uses GIS and GPS systems and canoes up the Cowlitz River to find out where weeds are located.
“This award was beyond my hope. I am so happy,” said Sally Bradford, student. “This means everything. I can go on and get my bachelor’s degree. It means I have a future.”
The WAVE program recognizes students for their outstanding achievement in career and technical education and for their character and commitment to provide leadership and service to their school and communities.
Other finalists from Clover Park Technical College were: Kristina Lemon, Michael Smith, Jaimie Stewart, Sheri Gurth, John Wilson from the Human Services Program, instructor Kathy Hathaway; Grace Winner from the Professional Pilot Program, instructor Marie Kellerman; and Timothy Carroll in the Mechanical Engineering Program, instructor Dorene DeMars.
WAVE recipients receive monetary grants to pay for undergraduate educational expenses for two years at a Washington State institution of higher education, an accredited Washington State independent college or university, or a licensed private vocational school.
The WAVE program was created in 1984 by the Washington State Legislature to recognize and reward students who excel in career and technical education.
The award is administered by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (Workforce Board).
An official recognition ceremony is planned for later this spring by legislative district coordinators.
For more information about the WAVE Scholarship, please contact Keith Dyson, WAVE Coordinator and Dean for Transportation, Construction and Industrial Trades, at (253) 589-6090.