Bidot and Zeller families
Joseph Bidot lost his life in a head-on collision while driving on Yelm Highway on June 1, 2011. He was 19 years old. Joseph was a student in South Puget Sound Community College’s Welding Program, and was also very passionate about the field of automotive. While he excelled as a student in the technical trades, he struggled in academics and faced many challenges along the way.
“When kids would take stuffed animals to bed, Joseph would take his car toys,” commented his mom, Cary Bidot. Joseph’s family is hopeful that by establishing this scholarship, they will help bring educational opportunities in vocational and technical training to students who would not otherwise be able to pursue their career passions.