Katherine Muhlenkamp Success Story

Katherine Muhlenkamp

Katherine Muhlenkamp

Katherine's Story

Katherine Muhlenkamp comes from a family who believes in the value of hard work, and the value of saving for the future — hence her reason for applying for the mikeroweWORKS Work Ethics Scholarship. She admits that when thinking of her plans post high school, she wasn’t really all that interested in attending a four year college but knew one thing — she wanted to parlay the science and math she learned in the classroom into a future career. She is enrolled at Triangle Tech in the study of Maintenance Electricity. “Right now, my plan is to work as a residential electrician,” she said, adding that she finds the concept very interesting and that she’s eager to get started. As a testament to the strength of her hard work ethic, the provision of S.W.E.A.T. Pledge that stood out to Katherine the most was that while some might take the easy route, her choice is to work. “I’ve seen the effects of laziness and how hard it is to go from being lazy to working hard. It’s a downward spiral that just leads to unhappiness,” she said. “I don’t ever want that to happen to me, so I choose to work hard every day and find happiness in my job.”