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United Cooperative awards $50,000 in scholarships

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WINNERS: Applicants were judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. To be eligible, the student or a parent must be an active patron member of United Cooperative.
Fifty students across Wisconsin each received $1,000.

United Cooperative, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Beaver Dam with locations throughout Wisconsin, has awarded 50 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students continuing their education in both agricultural and nonagricultural majors.

“Each year we receive many applications from talented people for scholarships,” says David Cramer, United Cooperative president and chief executive officer. “We started the scholarship program in 2008 to support students and their development for future careers in the communities where we do business.”

Since the program’s inception, United Cooperative has awarded $318,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin students furthering their education.

“We believe in supporting these young adults and are optimistic that some of these students will seek careers in Wisconsin agriculture and the businesses that support agriculture,” Cramer says.

Applicants were reviewed by a representative of the Federated Youth Foundation, and were judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. To be eligible, the student or a parent must be an active patron member of United Cooperative; the student must attend an accredited college, university or technical school in 2018-19; and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale at his or her chosen school.

 The following 50 students were awarded $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-19 school year, listed in alphabetical order by hometown:

• Teresa Wolf, Allenton
• Kristi Bird, Beaver Dam
• Luke Braker, Beaver Dam
• Aaron Pulvermacher, Benton
• Jordan Krentz, Berlin
• Ashlyn Schnell, Bonduel
• Cassy Bonnin, Bonduel
• Daniel Tauchen, Bonduel
• Anna Evenson, Cambridge
• Mikayla Knorn, Casco
• Colin Wussow, Cecil
• William Zeimet, Cottage Grove
• Riley Ripp, Dane
• Grace Link, Deerfield
• Corrin Waterworth, Fall River
• Colin Zimmerman, Fox Lake
• Danielle Angotti, Freedom
• Morgan Lisowe, Gillett
• Brandon Strupp, Hartford
• Ashton Mislivecek, Hillsboro
• Bennett Lippert, Hortonville
• Curtis Diedrich, Hortonville
• Emily Becher, Hortonville
• Colton Klecker, Jefferson
• Hannah Cramer, Juneau
• Carisa Cleven, Kendall
• William Butzlaff, Kewaskum
• Kelsi Rufenacht, La Valle
• Samuel Jesse, Lodi
• Justin Yanke, Loganville
• Anthony Van Deurzen, Luxemburg
• Benjamin Ullmann, Luxemburg
• Kelsey Potratz, Omro
• Kendall Kau, Palmyra
• Matthew Kostreva, Pound
• Mallory Ruechel, Pulaski
• Nathan Ferfecki, Pulaski
• Christy Jahns, Ripon
• Brady Butzler, Rockland
• Morgan Lentz, Rubicon
• Allie Breunig, Sauk City
• Emily Matzke, Sauk City
• Julia Schuh, Seymour
• Macy Ragsdale, Slinger
• Danielle Schilling, Watertown
• Tiffany Van Buren, Waupun
• Elsbeth Hamilton, Westfield
• Julia Mitchell, Winnebago
• Paris Lindner, Wisconsin Dells
• Pearl Franke, Yuba

Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers. United Cooperative has locations in Auroraville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Coleman, Deerfield, Denmark, Greenville, Gresham, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Hustisford, Johnson Creek, Kendall, Mayville, Oconto Falls, Ontario, Oshkosh, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Shawano, South Beaver Dam, Westfield, Wilton, Wonewoc and Wyocena. For more information, visit unitedcooperative.com/scholarships.

Source: United Cooperative

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