WI/Upper MI 2017 State Scholarship Recipients

WI/Upper MI 2017 State Scholarship Recipients

Aug 29, 2017

$1,000 Joe and Janet Kuzma Scholarship
Leah Hansen, No. 108, WI

Leah Hansen graduated from Denmark High School. She was a three-sport athlete all four years in high school: basketball, softball, and golf. She has a passion for sports. She was also involved in Student Council, Denmark Leo’s, Leadership Team, YELL!, and Sting Cancer. These groups allow her to help those in her community and put a smile on the faces of others, which is her ultimate goal in life. She is proud of her academics and maintained a 3.92 GPA throughout high school. Leah will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy, and plans to continue an athletic career in golf.

$1,000 James Klimt Scholarship
Celia Kolarik, No. 108, WI

Celia Kolarik graduated from Denmark High School. She is a member of No. 108 and was a founding member of Western’s first YELL! group in 2012. She currently serves as president of YELL! 108 and as lodge correspondent. Celia has been accepted to University of Wisconsin-Superior and will be studying Art Therapy. She then plans to continue her education in graduate school with the goal of becoming a certified Art Therapist. Her goal is to assist others dealing with hardship by exploring their artistic sides and channeling those experiences in a meaningful way, which will promote their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

$750 Fred Stankovsky Scholarship
Margaret Lass, No. 196, WI

Maggie Lass graduated from Tomah High School with high honors. She is involved in FFA, Health Occupations Students of America, National Honors Society, Link Crew, Roots & Shoots, and Interact. During high school, she also enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant course and passed the class and state exams. Maggie also enjoys helping out on the family farm near Warrens, WI. She will be attending the University of WI-La Crosse for Nuclear Medicine Technology. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, she plans to continue her education to obtain a doctorate in Radiology.

$750 Scholarship
Nolan Beirne, No. 365, WI

Nolan Beirne will be attending St. Norbert College in the fall. He intends to major in Business with an emphasis on Accounting and Management. Nolan has been interested in business since a young age, where he continually enjoyed solving day to day challenges. Degrees in both areas of studies will allow him to become eligible for a wide variety of employment opportunities. After engaging in the workforce, he plans to use his acquired knowledge to start his own business.

$500 Scholarship
Jacob Aguado, No. 236, WI

Jacob Aguado graduated at Luck High School as valedictorian of his class. He also served as class president and was an active member of Drama Club, the Forensics Team, Art Club, NHS, and Band. He was also involved in Boy Scouts, in which he earned the rank of Eagle, and the Ruby's Pantry monthly food distribution. In the fall, Jake will be attending MI Technological University for Chemical Engineering.

Information about the WI/Upper MI Scholarship can be found online at www.wflains.org/member-benefits/scholarships/.



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