Local garden club announces scholarship recipient

Sep 11, 2019
Courtesy of: Mukilteo Way Garden Club Ricardo Naranjo was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Mukilteo Way Garden Club.

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club has announced the recipient of its $1,000 Horticultural Scholarship for 2019-2020 at a recent summer meeting.

Ricardo Naranjo of Cashmere was chosen. He will be a senior, continuing his studies at Washington State University in Pullman.

Previously, he worked full time and attended Wenatchee Valley College to earn a degree in Sustainable Agriculture. After working for the Institute of Environmental Health, he enrolled at WSU where he is carrying a double major in Fruit and Vegetable Management and Greenhouse Nursery and Landscape Management and a double minor in Horticulture and Agriculture Systems.

“It's obvious that his horticultural interests are many as he interned this summer at an entomology lab and continues to seek other horticultural experiences such as vitaculture,” the club said in a news release.

Naranjo will aim for a Master of Science in Agriculture degree in the future which reflects his statement that, “I am not just going to school for myself, but for everyone that has helped me throughout this journey. I aspire to one day be in a position in which I may be able to help other students out as well.”

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club established their annual Horticultural scholarship in 2007 with proceeds from the first Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour. The Tour has been presented biennially with the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters since then with great success including the most recent one this July. The next Tour will be presented in July of 2021 (www.Mukilteogardenandquiltour.org).

Check for the next annual scholarship application in April 2020 on the Mukilteo Way Garden Club's website: www.mwgc.org.





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