Badgerland Financial recently awarded 22 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors who will be pursuing studies at a short course, technical/trade school or university this fall.
“These scholarship recipients exemplify the heart and work ethic of rural Wisconsinites we are proud to work with every day,” says Diane Cole, chief executive officer of Badgerland Financial. “Our annual scholarship program is one of the many ways our cooperative supports future leaders, innovators and spokespeople of agriculture.”
Applications were evaluated based on academic, extracurricular and community activities and achievements. Students were also asked to write an essay about an activity most meaningful to them and the impact it has had on their lives and the lives of others.
Here are the recipients of this year’s $1,000 scholarships:
• Morgan Anderson, daughter of Ken and Carolyn Anderson from Richland Center, is a graduate of Ithaca High School. Anderson plans to attend Iowa State University or the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to pursue a degree in ecology.
• Raven Bartz, daughter Troy Bartz from Endeavor, will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to study interior design following her graduation from Wisconsin Dells High School.
• Jordyn Delzer, daughter of Jerry and Kim Delzer from Argyle, is a recent graduate of Black Hawk High School. Delzer’s education will continue at Iowa State University, where she will pursue a degree in animal science.
• Paige Gaffney, daughter of Scott and Valerie Gaffney from Barneveld, graduated from Barneveld High School. She plans to attend South Dakota State University to study agricultural business.
• Abigail George, daughter of Douglas and Patricia George from Mondovi, is a graduate of Mondovi High School. George plans to study agricultural business management at UW-River Falls.
• Maverick Guenther, son of Brian Guenther and Doris Thiele from Fall River, is pursuing an education at the University of Findlay in animal science following graduation from Cambria-Friesland High School.
• Catherine Hazeltine, daughter of Steve and Laurie Hazeltine from Orfordville, will attend UW-Madison to study dairy science following graduation from Brodhead High School.
• Colin Hirst, son of Kevin and Kristin Hirst from Wisconsin Dells, graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School. Hirst will attend UW-Madison to pursue an agricultural business degree.
• Kaitlyn Holtz, daughter of Lance and Kimberly Burke from Westby, is a recent graduate of Viroqua High School. Holtz plans to attend Winona State University to pursue a career in nursing.
• Angela Klinkner, daughter of Gerald and Ann Klinkner from Cashton, graduated from Cashton High School. Klinkner will study music education at Luther College.
• Kerry Kohout, daughter of Ronald and Barbara Kohout from Fennimore, is a recent graduate of Fennimore High School. Kohout plans to study industrial engineering at UW-Platteville.
• Brian Lois, son of Mike and Pam Lois from Burlington, will be attending Iowa State University to pursue a degree in agricultural business following graduation from Westosha High School.
• Joseph Pyka, son of Tom and Christine Pyka from Independence, is a graduate of Independence High School. He will begin studying philosophy at St. Mary’s University this fall.
• Jenna Rupnow, daughter of Jeffery and Debra Rupnow from Argyle, graduated from Black Hawk High School. Rupnow will be attending UW-Platteville to study agriculture education.
• Derek Schmidt, son of Corey and Kathleen Schmidt from Brillion, will attend Fox Valley Technical College to pursue a degree in agribusiness and science technology following graduation from Brillion High School.
• Alexis Schultz, daughter of Scott and Nancy Graff-Schultz from Watertown, graduated from Lake Mills High School and will continue her education at Iowa State University, studying agronomy.
• Kailee Simon, daughter of Mike and Dawn Simon from Fond du Lac, graduated from Fond du Lac High School. Simon will attend Concordia University to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
• Houston Stanek, son of Dan and Brenda Stanek from Muscoda, graduated from Dodgeville High School and is headed to UW-Madison to study agricultural business.
• Kayla Stott, daughter of Paul and Debra Stott from Tomah, plans to study food science at Iowa State University. She is a graduate of Tomah High School.
• Cayley Vande Berg, daughter of Chad and Tammy Vande Berg from Rosendale, graduated from Laconia High School and will continue her education at the UW-River Falls, studying animal science.
• Jared Vander Weele, son of Jay and Cindy Vander Weele from Waldo, is a recent graduate of Oostburg High School. Vander Weele plans to continue his education at the UW-Platteville to study agricultural Eengineering.
• Isabele Wedig, daughter of Michael and Joni Wedig from Darlington, graduated from Darlington High School. Wedig plans to attend Marquette University to study biomedical science.
Badgerland Financial becomes Compeer Financial on July 1.
Source: Badgerland Financial