Lindsey Fridrich, No. 46, Prague, OK attends the University of Central OK and is working towards a degree in Accounting. She would like to go beyond a bachelor’s degree and take the CPA exam, as well as other accounting certification exams. Lindsey would like to put her knowledge to use by being a financial advisor for individuals or working for a major corporation.
Shelbi Swacker, No. 85, Protivin, IA attends the University of MO-Columbia and studies Civil and Environmental Engineering. She hopes to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certified. More specifically, Shelbi would like to be involved in water management to ensure quality water at the lowest cost environmentally. Whether making a small impact for local business or using her time to solve a larger problem, Shelbi will be on the frontline of future water technology.
Jessica Fahrenthold, No. 128, Rossville, KS attends Hesston College and is working to become an Occupational Therapist. She will continue towards a Masters in this profession as well. Jessica chose Occupational Therapy to help others and because it can be used in a medical setting or doing missions work overseas.
Ivy Nunvar, No. 34, Hutchinson, MN was accepted into the University of MN-Twin Cities and plans to study Earth Science and Anthropology. She hope this goal will help to improve people’s relationship with nature and help prolong human existence on Earth. Ivy would also like to study abroad and attend archeological digs and uncover artifacts left behind. She hopes to become a professor once the traveling slows down to share her knowledge with the next generation.
Erik Doersching, No. 330, Brookfield, IL was accepted into Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering. He hopes to apply technology and scientific advances towards bettering lives. In his volunteer work at a local nursing home, Erik has discovered a passion in helping the elderly. He would like to develop new technology to improve their quality of life.
Tyler Hudson, No. 153, Jennings, KS attends Cameron University and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. From a young age, Tyler was astonished by video games and any kind of 3D animated entertainment. Already he has earned awards in the 3D animation field. With his degree, he hopes to achieve his dream of a career in the development field.
Kelsey Coleman, No. 427, Oxford, IA will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College and has been accepted to the Allen College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Personal experience, her interest in science, and a desire to make a difference in the world, lead Kelsey to the nursing profession. She feels, easing discomfort, preserving dignity, and helping patients maintain a positive outlook as they heal is very rewarding.
Rachel Bursik, No. 144, Mosinee, WI attends the University of WI-Superior and is working towards a degree in Math and English Secondary Education. Her goal is to be a passionate teacher that pushes her students to do their best inside and outside of school. Rachel plans to go into the Peace Corps a few years prior to settling down. Her travels will bring new cultures and experiences into her life and classroom.
Western Fraternal Life Education and Charitable Foundation Scholarship Winners
Nicole Trost, No. 20, Whitelaw, WI is a recipient of the Carl and Stella Ruzek Education and Charitable Foundation scholarship. She will attend the University of WI-Madison and pursue a degree in Communication or Public Relations. Nicole loves to work with people and wants a challenging job where she can use her strengths.
Taylor Henchen, No. 108, City Point, WI was accepted to the University of WI-Green Bay and will major in Human Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Her goal is to obtain a career in health and wellness so that she can use her knowledge to help others. Taylor believes maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a life-long commitment and is eager to help others achieve their goals.
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