Making his father proud
“I learned to value the smallest of things,” says William Navarro, current undergraduate recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. The junior in Animal Sciences and aspiring veterinarian grew up working in the apple orchards, farms, and feedlots of central Washington.
“Working for a feed yard sparked my interest in animal wellness,” Navarro said. “But I never thought I would leave town, let alone continue my education.”
When William was 11, his father, Guillermo, died.
“It was probably the toughest hardship I have ever endured,” he said. “That’s why I try to be the best I can in life. I want to do well in school, so my father can look down on me and say he’s proud.”