Hello, my name is Roberto Birrueta Jr. and I am graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education and School Health and a teacher certification. I aspire to become a Physical Education teacher and coach a few sports. Ideally I would like to land a job in the Yakima area at a high school. During the summer I plan to add to my teaching/coaching experience and enjoy the outdoors.
The Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship made an investment in my career and in turn this allowed me to dedicate more attention to my college education. The financial freedom the scholarship provided allowed me to dedicate more time to studying and produce higher quality work. I also enjoyed the dinners and volunteering opportunities that WAEF provided because it gave me a way to meet some of the donors and write thank you letters. I am very thankful to have been a recipient of this scholarship and to have witnessed the caring spirit of the employees at the foundation. Special thanks to Jennifer Witherbee and Jose Hernandez.