Badgerland Financial recently awarded 22, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be pursuing their interest and 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,” said Diane Cole, CEO 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 emerging area in agriculture and share ideas on how Badgerland Financial can serve this area.
The recipients of this year’s $1,000 scholarships are:
Michael Adams, son of Timothy and Patricia Adams from Lancaster, is a recent graduate of Lancaster High School. Adams plans on attending UW–Platteville to pursue a degree in agricultural engineering.
Elizabeth Affeld, daughter of Dennis and Ruth Affeld of Juneau., will be attending Lake Erie College to study equine training following graduation from Dodgeland High School.
Brenna Bays, daughter of James Bays II and Molly Wiese of Adams, is a recent graduate of Adams-Friendship High School. Bays’ education will continue at UW–Platteville where she will pursue a degree in animal science.
Marlee Bonham, daughter of Rob and Jan Bonham of Baraboo, graduated from Baraboo High School. Bonham plans to attend UW-Platteville to study agriculture education.
Brady Calaway, son of Joe and Debbi Calaway of Chilton, is a recent graduate of Chilton High School. Calaway plans on studying agricultural mechanics at Fox Valley Technical College.
Nathan Carpenter, son of David and Lynette Carpenter of Dousman, is pursuing a degree at UW- La Crosse in physics following graduation from Palmyra-Eagle High School.
Brittany Ehlen, daughter of John and Jennifer Ehlen from Burlington, will be attending UW–Platteville to study engineering following graduation from Burlington High School.
Bailey Fritsch, daughter of Tom and Cheryl Fritsch from Dodgeville, graduated from from Iowa-Grant High School. She will attend UW–Madison or Iowa State University to pursue a degree in agribusiness.
Emily Herness, daughter of Todd and Cindy Herness from Whitehall, is a recent graduate of Whitehalll Memorial High School. Herness plans on attending UW–River Falls to pursue a career in animal science and ag education.
Brett Jones, son of William and Kim Jones from Darlington, graduated from Darlington High School. Jones will study aviation at the University of North Dakota.
Matthew Kramer, son of Leo and Chris Kramer from St. Cloud, is a recent graduate of Campbellsport High School. Kramer plans to study dairy science at UW–River Falls or UW-Madison.
Scott Lenius, son of Stephen and Susan Lenius from Poynette, will be attending UW–Madison to pursue a degree in agricultural engineering following graduation from Poynette High School.
Riley Miller, daughter of Josh and Nichole Speich from Orfordville, is a recent graduate of Evansville High School. Miller will study dairy science at UW–Madison.
Tiffany Miller, daughter of Stanley and Sherry Miller of Cedarburg, graduated from West Bend East High School. Miller will be attending UW–River Falls to study agribusiness.
Brooke Muenzenberger, daughter of Randy and Barb Muenzenberger, will be attending UW–River Falls to pursue a degree in marketing and communications following her graduation from Cashton High School.
Zachary Olson, son of Brian and Donna Olson of Arkdale. graduated from Adams-Friendship High School and will continue his education at UW–River Falls in agricultural business.
Kailyn Ripp, daughter of Chuck and Jenny Ripp from Dane, graduated from Waunakee High School. Ripp will be attending Madison College to pursue a career as a veterinary technician.
Austin Schyvinck, son of Bart and Janice Schyvinck of Reedsburg, graduated from Reedsburg Area High School and is headed to UW–Madison to study kinesiology.
Zach Swaziek, son of Richard and Lisa Swaziek of Muscoda, will study business at UW-Madison following graudation from Riverdale High School.
Nash Weiss, son of Steven Weiss from Alma, recently graduated from Mondovi High School and will continue his education at UW–Madison or UW-River Falls to study agricultural business.
Abbey Williams, daughter of David and Tina Williams of La Farge, is a recent graduate of La Farge High School. Williams plans to continue her education at UW–Platteville to study animal science with a dairy focus.
Beth Zimmer, daughter of Gerard and Theresa Zimmer of Glen Haven, graduated from River Ridge High School. Zimmer plans to attend UW–River Falls to study agriculture.Source: Badgerland Financial