From farm to future:

From farm to future: Getting small-town kids into tech
For Tyler Thornton, pears, apples and jetliners aren’t so far apart.

Thornton, now 22, grew up as a fourth-generation orchardist in the remote Okanogan Valley, where his great-grandfather settled in 1904. Now he’s finishing up a summer internship at Boeing and is one semester away from his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman...

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