Superfresh Growers Honors Four Scholarship Recipients at WAEF Luncheon

August 10, 2017

Header image caption: James Foreman, Superfresh grower, with Yvette Llamas

Last week Domex Superfresh Growers® joined our four Kershaw Companies scholoarship winners at the annual Washington Apple Education Foundataion (WAEF) scholarship luncheon. In addition to the four recepients, we had the pleasure of listening to key note speaker, and first Kershaw Companies® scholarship recipient, Maria Suarez.

Maria Suarez speaking at the WAEF Luncheon

Maria just graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Maria commented, “Kershaw has been a major part of my college career. They have provided me with an opportunity to better myself, my family, and my community. I hope to have an impact on other students in the Yakima Valley, like Kershaw has had on me. I appreciate Kershaw for all they have done for me. There is not enough thank yous to describe how grateful I am.” Maria is currently interning with Washington State Auditor’s office. In October she will begin working for a professional accounting firm in Spokane, WA.

The Kershaw Companies Scholarship is administered by WAEF, and is available to employees and their children. This scholarship awards $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate studies. The scholarship is available each year to one additional student. This year we congratulated Imelda Andrade Anguiano as the 2017 recipient. In addition to Imelda, three other students are actively drawing scholarships and were awarded at the luncheon: Ilse Manzanarez Leyva, Yvette Llamas, and Brianna Reeves.

(Left to right) Kevin Kershaw, CEO of DSG Logistics with Imelda Andrade Anguiano, Yvette Llamas, and Ilse Manzanarez Leyva

Imelda Andrade Anguiano, 2017 Kershaw Companies recipient, graduated in June from Davis High School. Imelda plans to attend University of Washington this fall, pursuing a degree in psychology. In her free time, Imelda enjoys spending time with her large extended family and friends. She loves spending time at the river, especially when it is hot. Her mother, Marisol Anguiano Diaz, is a Kershaw Fruit & Cold Storage employee, working at the Low Road packing facility.

 Ilse Manzanarez Leyva, 2016 Kershaw Companies recipient, graduated from Eisenhower High School. She is currently attending Heritage University, pursuing a degree in business administration. Her goal is to use this degree to open her own business that provides recreational opportunities for her community. Her mother, Marissa Manzanarez, is a Kershaw Fruit & Cold Storage employee, working at the Low Road packing facility.

Brianna Reeves, 2015 Brian Kershaw Memorial Scholarship recipient, graduated from Selah High School. Brianna is currently attending Central Washington University, pursuing a degree in accounting. With this degree she plans to become a certified public accountant. Her mother, Stephanie Reeves, is an accountant at Domex Superfresh Growers.

Yvette Llamas, 2015 Kershaw Companies recipient, graduated from Eisenhower High School. Yvette is currently attending Eastern Washington University pursing a degree in applied science-dental hygiene. She plans to use this degree to become a dental hygienist. Her father, Fredy Llamas, is a truck driver for Kershaw Fruit and Cold Storage.

Superfresh Growers congratulates Imelda, Ilse, Brianna and Yvette as they continue their journeys in upper education. We wish the best to Maria as she heads into her professional career in accounting.

Maria Suarez on graduation day from Eastern Washington University