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United Cooperative presents 40 scholarships to students

United Cooperative presents 40 scholarships to students
Winners each received a $1,000 award

United Cooperative, based in Beaver Dam with locations throughout Wisconsin, has announced the names of 40, $1,000 United Cooperative scholarship winners. The recipients were publically recognized at United Cooperative's recent annual meeting in Juneau, and informational meetings in Reedsburg and Green Bay.

Twenty four of the scholarships were awarded to students studying an agriculturally-based major, either at a technical or four-year college. The remaining scholarship recipients will be studying a variety of non-agricultural fields.

United Cooperative presents 40 scholarships to students

To be eligible, the student or the parent has to be a patron member of United Cooperative; the student must attend an accredited college, university, or technical school; and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applicants were judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. All applications were judged by the Wisconsin Federated Youth Foundation.

The 2015 United Cooperative scholarship recipients are:
•Sara Arens, Shawano, daughter of John and Jill Arens, attending the UW- River Falls             
•Kori Beisbier, Reedsburg, daughter of Mark and Amy Beisbier, attending Iowa State University
•Lindsey Bengsch, Reeseville, daughter of Charles and Linda Bengsch, attending Concordia University – Wisconsin.
•Marlee Bonham, Baraboo, daughter of Rob Jan Bonham, attending UW- Platteville
•Hannah Boutin, Omro, daughter of Michael and Janice Boutin, attending the UW- La Crosse
•Spencer Butterbrodt, Beaver Dam, son of Andrew and Cathy Butterbrodt, attending the UW- La Cross
•Hunter Braskamp, Fox Lake, son of Mitch and Stacey Braskamp, attending the Southwest Technical College
•Patrick Cauley, Lyndon Station, son of James and Carol Cauley, attending the UW- Platteville
•Matthew Doering, La Valle, son of Ronald and Cindy Doering, attending the UW- Platteville
•Jonathan Fraser, Viola, son of Julie Crotsenberg-Fraser, attending Fox Valley Technical College      
•Joel Gohr, Sobieski, son of Dennis and Jane Gohr, attending the UW- Madison
•Lana Hantzsch, Baraboo, daughter of Gilbert Hantzsch and Hilda Bos-Hantzsch, attending the UW- Madison
•Jessica Hein, Markesan, daughter of Robin and Ann Hein, attending the UW- Stevens Point
•Justin Kaczmarek, Green Bay, son of Paul and Victoria Kaczmarek, attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College•Logan Kitchen, Beaver Dam, son of Art and Diane Kitchen, attending Indiana University- Purdue University - Fort Wayne
•Katie Kovalaske, Waterloo, daughter of Timothy Kovalaske, attending the UW- River Falls
•Austin Krentz, Pine River, son of Tim and Kathy Krentz, attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota
•Anna Liegel, Spring Green, daughter of Dave and Lauri Liegel, attending the UW- La Crosse
•Tiffany Miller, Cedarburg, daughter of Stanley and Sherry Miller, attending the UW- River Falls
•Jacob Nehls, Juneau, son of John and Vonda Nehls, attending UW- Madison Farm & Industry Short Course
•Allison Reinecke, Reedsburg, daughter of Douglas and Amy Reinecke, attending the UW- River Falls
•Alexus Remington, Juneau, daughter of Richard and Gail Remington, attending the University of Wyoming
•Kailyn Ripp, Dane, daughter of Chuck and Jenny Ripp, attending Madison College
•Abigail Schulz, Iron Ridge, daughter of Douglas and Rebecca Schulz, attending Moraine Park Technical College
•Amanda Ruechel, Pulaski, daughter of Scott and Cheryl Ruechel, attending the UW- Whitewater       
•Kimberly Schliep, Abrams, daughter of Greg and Diane Schliep, attending the UW- Stevens Point
•Mercedes Schulz, Dalton, daughter of Bruce and Loretta Schulz, attending Iowa State University
•Mara Shelley, Deerfield, Daughter of Kevin Shelley and Sandra Whitney, attending the UW- Platteville
•Ashlee Strebe, Manawa, daughter of Michael and Michele Strebe, attending the UW- River Falls
•Brandon Swenson, Beaver Dam, son of Duane and Kathy Swenson, attending Viterbo University
•Kelsey Thorellis, Wonewoc, daughter of Jon and Karen Thorell, attending UW- Richland
•Kevin Twardokus, Mayville, son of Dale and Kathryn Twardokus, attending the Fox Valley Technical College
•Danielle Warmka, Fox Lake, daughter of Russ and Laura Warmka, attending the UW- Madison
•Megan Waterworth, Fall River, daughter of Doug and Colleen Waterworth, attending the UW- Milwaukee
•Brett Weiland, Columbus, son of Roger and Tamara Weiland, attending UW- Madison Farm & Industry Short Course
•Isaac Whiting, Oshkosh, son of Eric and Cynthia Whiting, attending the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
•Kristen Woldt, Brillion, daughter of Daryl and Amy Woldt, attending UW- Stevens Point
•Kaila Wussow, Cecil, daughter of Ron and Nicolle Wussow, attending the UW- River Falls
•Beth Yanke, Prairie du Sac, daughter of Herbert and Catherine Yanke, attending the UW- Platteville
•Gabrielle Ziese, Dane, daughter of Scott Ziese and Julie McKiernan, attending South Dakota State University

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, Deerfield, Denmark, Gresham, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Hustisford, Johnson Creek, Mayville, Ontario, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Shawano, South Beaver Dam, Wilton, Wonewoc and Wyocena. For more information, visit

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