License Plates Available July 1st!

Wenatchee, Wash… With much anticipation, the Washington apples specialty license plates will make their debut next week.  Starting July 1st, Washington drivers may order the plates for their licensed vehicles from the Department of Licensing website at https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html.  Proceeds from the sales and renewals of the plates benefit the...

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What’s Different at WAEF Now

Last week Good Fruit Grower contacted WAEF to find out what we’re doing differently since the start of the pandemic. In our visit, I realized there have been a lot of changes at WAEF. It seemed like a good idea to share those out and keep our full WAEF community apprised. (Thank...

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2020 WAEF Scholarship Recipients Announced

Students learned of their awards this week in an improvised congratulations announcement. Industry members and supporters are providing over $1 million in scholarship aid to this group of dedicated and worthy young people. This year's scholarship recipients include 218 renewing students and 92 new scholarship recipients. 66 of our new...

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Special WAEF Story – Scholarships Go Full Circle

WAEF students never fail to amaze us. I am excited to share a special story with you about one of our current WAEF students. Last Friday the 2020 WAEF Wish List was distributed via email. This list includes men and women identified by our scholarship selection committee. The students on the list have strong potential...

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24 Young Spellers Qualify for NCW Regional Spelling bee

This year 24 impressive young spellers earned entry to the NCW Regional Spelling Bee organized by the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF).  The regional champion represents north central Washington at the national Scripps Spelling Bee held annually in the spring in Washington DC. Students in grades 4th-8th from Okanogan, Chelan,...

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WAEF Quarterly Board Meeting

Yesterday WAEF directors met in Ellensburg for their quarterly board of directors meeting. Directors present included chairman Chris Willett, vice-chairman Jeff Fagg and members Bart Gebers, Ben Jensen, Cory Groves, Dennis Bigness, Dwaine Brown, Frank Davis, James Foreman, Keith Veselka, Kristin Kershaw-Snapp, LaVerne Bergstrom, Larry Martin, Rolando Martin and Ruth...

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Washington Apples License Plate

Add you name to the petition sharing your support of the plate honoring Washington apple growers and supporting student success through WAEF - ipetition. In the 2020 legislative session, the Washington Apple Commission with support from Senator Brad Hawkins is proposing the creation of a Washington state license plate recognizing...

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