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20 TUESDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Cape Gazette Cal~ STATEWIDE AG LAB PROJECT TO Luke Czapp, an 18-year-old blind on our pond, he's out doing from Millsboro, is the recipient tree stands.., he did an internship of the Delaware Forestry Associ- at Redden State Forest and also ation's annual $1,000 scholarship, with DNREC. It just seems like Czapp is a sophomore study- a perfect fit. He's not a kid that ing forestry at West Virginia wants to be in a building for the University in Morgantown, W. rest of his life - he wants to be Va. The DFA scholarship was out in the field." established four years ago to en- Born in York, Pa., to parents courage young people to pursue Jesslca and Kurt, Luke moved careers in forestry and forest with the other members of the management. According to his Czapp family to Millsboro when mother, Jessica Czapp, forestry he was 18 months old. Luke has and natural resources have al- a younger brother, Jake, who is ways been a passion for Luke. a senior at Delmarva Christian "Luke has always been an High School and a sister, Han- outdoor kind of kid," said Jes- nah, who will enter Lighthouse sica Czapp. "He loves to hunt, Christian School this fall as an he loves to fish, he's built a duck eighth-grader. Jessica Czapp is pleased that her son currently attends West Virginia University, the same school where she received her degree in elementary education. Even though Luke had originally planned to attend nearby Dela- ware Tech, she asked him to take a look at West Virginia. "We're just so thrilled to have another forestry recipient from Delaware," said Brian Michalski, Delaware Forestry Association president. "Our scholarship was started approximately four years ago, and it's given away to a student who's interested in forestry and also has the grades to support it." "WVU Foif/e'c"t',, /tr i L~ i P'C~ Ill IIII Ill '"