Five Rock Island High School Seniors each received a $2,000 scholarship from John Deere to attend Black Hawk College. The scholarship will cover the full cost of the program and students also received a voucher to purchase safety equipment.
The students will start at Black Hawk College right away after graduation and complete a six-week welding program.
Upon successful completion of the program, they will be put into John Deere hiring pool and be eligible for employment with John Deere!
Congratulations to Ayden Phares, Christian Zepeda, Diego Moreno, Niyonkuru Cornelio, Taw Taw.
From left to right: Ayden Phares, Christian Zepeda, Diego Moreno, Niyonkuru Cornelio, Taw Taw, and welding instructor Wade Weber.