Since 1997, we’ve been hosting a scholarship reception. At that time we had one scholarship fund. In 1998 four scholarships were presented. In 1999 we had fourteen. Today we have grown to 44 scholarship funds. We have given scholarships to 522 students worth $449,982.23. This is our 14th Annual Scholarship Reception. This year we will give 70 scholarships worth $50,806 this year. Adler Nursing Scholarship Established as a bequest of the Anne Adler Estate for students pursing nursing here in Marshfield. Kristen Fruend is a nursing student at UW -Eau Claire College of Nursing in Marshfield. She enjoys working with people and helping them. Rosamond Victoria Adler Scholarship for Lawrence University Established by Bette and Anne Adler in honor of their mother for music student at Lawrence University Savanna Dahl is a sophomore at Lawrence University studying biology and trombone performance. She loves birds, nature, and music. Altrusa International Scholarship of Marshfield A scholarship for nontraditional men or women Susan Kratzer is studying pre- nursing. Kristy Zarada is working to finish her bachelors degree and going on for a masters degree in Business. Sarah Grace & Emma Louise Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship Established in memory of young sisters and avid dancers Sarah and Emma by family, friends, and our community. Hailey Hoffman Trista Kizer Claire Neville Krista Rueth Brianna Fredrick Jennifer Schmitz Mikayla Kollross Veronica Nikolai Rachael Reis Julianna Kollross Alison Nikolai Cynthia Reis Emily Nikolai Montana Smith James Kollross The Bill Burnham Scholarship The Burnham scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of MHS who is recognized for special perseverance and scholarship. It is another scholarship named for someone who died way too young. A memorial to Bill was established in part by his step-dad Jim Bokern. Sara Schmitt will be attending UWMarshfield/Wood County to study Psychology. She hopes to help people who feel that they have no way out. Grace Calibe Memorial Scholarship Was set up as a memorial for Greenwood students who wish to study healthcare, sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Brettain Johnson will attend UW – Stout for plastics engineering because he loves Chemistry. Central Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Butttermakers Association Scholarship Will award two scholarships this year. One scholarship will be awarded to a student where the applicant must be a member of a cheese or butter manufacturing plant, enrolled fulltime in a program of study toward a degree in dairy science, food science, or related degree. The second scholarship will be awarded to a student from a member company supplying equipment, ingredients, services, etc. who is enrolled full-time in a program of study toward a degree in dairy science, food science, or related degree . Allison Pieper plans to go to UW-Twin Cities to study Animal Science. She grew up in an agricultural background and would like to continue in agriculture. Amanda Weber will go to UWStevens Point to study Dietetics. Amanda feels health issues will always be a concern and eating unhealthy foods is a huge contributing factor. Harry & Gladys Chronquist Family Scholarship It was established as a bequest of the Chronquist family. Nicholas Ackerman Daniel Adler Renee Binder Heath Brandner Ellen Jordan Sean Kaiser Michelle Theisen The Fore Bill Scholarship Pat Allen, Bill’s wife established this scholarship as a way to remember Bill’s community service. Pat organizes a golf outing each year to raise additional funds for this scholarship. Hannah Badzinski will attend UW-Eau Claire for graphic design or biology health lab research . Kelly Bender will attend UWMarshfield and intends to study nursing. Emily McIntee will attend St. Norbert College to study music and Spanish. Christopher Lamermayer will attend UW-Stevens Point to pursue music education. His music teacher has been a big inspiration and mentor in his life and he wants to be that person in the lives of future students. Marilyn Hardacre Scholarships Marilyn Hardacre was a founding trustee of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. The Marilyn Hardacre Fund was established by individuals, businesses, and industries honoring Marilyn upon her retirement as Executive Director of MACCI. Rebecca Boehning plans to attend UW Lacrosse to study elementary education. Christopher Lamermayer will attend UW-Stevens Point to pursue music education. His music teacher has been a big inspiration and mentor in his life and he wants to be that person in the lives of future students. Margaret Quirt Heck Chapter AJ PEO Scholarship This scholarship was established by Bob Heck in memory of his wife, Margie. It is given to a non-traditional student, who is returning to school. Lindsey Duerr will study at UWMarshfield Wood County. She plans to study nursing. Melvin A. Hintz Columbus High School Scholarship This is one of three funds established as a bequest of Melvin Hintz, a Marshfield native and teacher. The Hintz scholarships are awarded to students who will be attending Columbus Catholic High School in the fall to defray CCHS tuition costs. Scholarships are based only on financial need. Several families benefit from tuition assistance every year because of this scholarship. John J. Irvine Scholarship Created by Beryl Irvine and their family, in memory of their husband and father. Mark Paasch will attend UWStevens Point to study wildlife ecology. He would like to have a career working in the outdoors. Jewell Educational Scholarship James and Josephine Jewell established this scholarship as for graduates of either Marshfield High School or Columbus Catholic High School enrolling on a full-time basis at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Renee Binder will attend UW-Whitewater to study accounting. She hopes to start her own business someday. Ted J. Ketterl Scholarship Ted Ketterl was an admired and respected chemistry and physics teacher at Marshfield High School for many years. This scholarship was established for a graduating senior at Marshfield High School who has demonstrated academic excellence in the sciences and/or is planning to major in the sciences. Seth Berger will attend UW-Madison and majoring in physics. He has diverse interests and hopes to obtain at least two majors, perhaps including chemistry, oceanography, and environmental studies. Dorothy & Alex B. Knox Fund This fund established by Mr. Knox has granted 85 scholarships worth almost $40,000 since first being awarded in 2000. Ade Dillon plans to study aerospace engineering at Purdue University. Bradely Dolezal will attend the University of Minnesota and study nutrition. Mary Finta will attend the University of Minnesota to study Biochemistry and Spanish. She wants to learn Spanish to help her communicate more effectively with any Spanish speaking patient. Knox Scholarship Continued Carter Havican plans to study at Hamline University studying social justice. Melissa Hileman plans to attend UW Madison and to major in Biochemistry. She enjoys science classes and hope to become a pharmacist. Amy Ott plans to attend Carroll University to study forensic science. Knox Scholarship Continued Ian Padron to the University of Wisconsin –Madison. Luke Schmidtke plans to go to North Central Technical College to study residential/Architectural Design. Dustin Thumann will attend UW- Eau Claire to study biochemistry. He hopes to become a pharmacist. Mitchell Wood will attend UW – Eau Claire in the fall. Kruse Family Scholarship Established by Tom and Mary (Kruse) Karau for students graduating from Turkey Valley Community School in Jackson Junction, Iowa. Jude M. Buchheit will go to Northern Iowa and major in social work. LaVerne R. Kohs Memorial Scholarship for UWMarshfield students Sarah Feig wants to pursue nursing because she likes to help people. Jessica Holbach is Pursuing a degree in The medical field- nursing, to position herself to advance her education. Rebecca Kellner Norbert H. & Joan LaSee Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. LaSee established their scholarship fund with the Community Foundation in 1998. Both have since passed away. MHS Scholarships: Two scholarships, one to a student having demonstrated aptitude in English, the other in agriculture. CCHS Scholarships: Two scholarships, one to a student having demonstrated aptitude in science, the other in home economics. Mary Finta will study at U of M-Twin Cities. She plans to major in Biochemistry and Spanish. Christy Gilbertson will attend UW-Marshfield and major in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine. She hopes to own her own horse one day. Deanna Kaiser is going to Winona State to major in Accounting and Finance. Elizabeth Wenger plans to major in pre-pharmacy at UW-LaCrosse. H.G. “Pete” and Patrice LeGrand Established by Pat LeGrand. Mrs. LeGrand served on the Board of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation for a post high school student pursuing academic or vocational training at an accredited college, university or trade school, or a post high school student, who, having been in the work force, is attempting to better their career standing or change careers by pursuing an academic or trade degree on greater than a half-time status. Kristy Zarada is working to finish her bachelors degree and will continue on for her masters degree in Business Management. Russell F. Lewis Student Athlete Scholarships Established by the family of Dr. Lewis for student athletes. Alyssa Brenner will attend UWMadison to study Biology. David L. MacArthur Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by the family of David L. MacArthur for graduating senior at either Marshfield or Colby High School. Preference is given to applicants involved in high school basketball program and expressing intention of pursuing program of study toward a degree in physical education or other sports related field. Cale Zuiker is from Marshfield High School and is going to Yougstown State University in Ohio to major in education . He enjoys working with kids and being a part of our lives. Mollie Duginski is from Colby High School plans to attend UW-LaCrosse to pursue a career in Theraeutic Recreation. Dr. George E. Mac Kinnon Memorial Scholarship Created by the late George Mac Kinnon and family in memory of his father, a pioneer physician in Prentice, Wisconsin. This scholarship is for a graduating student of Prentice High School who is involved in extracurricular activities within the school and active in service to the community. Hailey Niemi will attend U-W Marathon County in the fall to take pre-nursing classes. She plans to transfer to UW –Eau Claire for her BS degree. Marshfield High School Senior Class Scholarship Established by the past senior classes of Marshfield High School to honor a graduating senior. Megan Robeson plans to attend Carroll University and pursue Biology. Edward W. Heller Memorial Marshfield Lions Club Scholarship Established by the Lions Club in memory of Ed Heller, former editor of the Marshfield News-Herald and long-time Lions Club member. This scholarship is for full-time students from the Marshfield area entering their junior or senior years of undergraduate school who major in one or more of the communication arts, with special consideration to those majoring in journalism; or full-time post-graduate students from the Marshfield area majoring in journalism. Breanna Speth is a Marshfield High School graduate who is studying graphic arts while working at the local cable television studio. Norm-E-Lane Scholarship Established by the MHS FFA Alumni in honor of Norm & Elaine Meissner and named after the Meissner’s dairy business. Ellen Stichert is attending UW - River Falls and is majoring in Animal Science. She is very interested in dairy cattle. John & Marjorie O’Reilly Scholarship Established by the three daughters of John & Marjorie for students enrolling at UWMarshfield/Wood County . Kelly Bender will attend UWMarshfield and intends to study nursing. Louis J. and Betty Ptacek Scholarship Established by Louie and Betty Ptacek for Marshfield area residents, who are scheduled to be enrolled as an undergraduate on a full-time basis at Marquette University Danielle Owen will go to Marquette University. He is from Auburndale. The Alec Salamonski Memorial Scholarship Alec Salamonski graduated from Marshfield High School in 2005. He represented Wisconsin in 2005 at the National Skills U.S.A. Competition in Computer Maintenance. He was an avid “techie,” and was employed as a computer technician by P.C. Doctors. In 2006, Alec died in an automobile accident. His parents, Julia and Norb, are offering a $1,000 scholarship in his memory, and in recognition of Alec’s friends at P.C. Doctors. Joshua Zinthefer will attend UW-Stout and study Information Technology. Josh says he “likes computers and computer equipment is his passion”. Kaye Scheuer Memorial Scholarship Established by Robert Scheuer and family in memory of Bob’s wife. The successful candidate must be a Marshfield High School graduate entering a university or technical college. Applicants must have lettered in a varsity sport and have the recommendation of a head coach. Katie Adler will be a graduate student at UWMadison. She is completing Masters of Accounting program and plans to take the CPA exam and work as an auditor. Melvin H. & Ruth J. Schmidt Scholarship This scholarship is for a graduating senior or a past graduate of Stratford High School who intends to enroll in a health-related field Ben Sternitzky will be going to Northern Technical College in Wausau to pursue a nursing degree. He enjoys helping other people. Troy Schmitt Memorial Scholarship Established in Troy Schmitt's memory by his wife, Ann and their five children, Sam, Alex, Henry, Eli and Annamarie Mark Nesbitt is a MHS student who will attend Biola University to study Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. He dreams of being a news anchor/political analyst. Olivia Mundt is a Colby student . She plans to attend North Central Technical College for Early Childhood Education Kim Shupe Memorial Scholarship Kim was a 1991 graduate of Marshfield High School who was working with Alaska Children’s Services at the time of her death in 1998. This scholarship was established by her family and friends. Leanna Bell will go to Mid-State Technical College in the Respiratory Therapist Program. Leanna has always enjoyed helping others. Staab Construction Scholarship Established by Staab Construction Corporation for a graduating senior of a high school within the geographic service area of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation or within 30 miles of Marshfield who intends to major in a construction related field in any university or technical college. Luke Schmidtke plans to go to North Central Technical College to study Residential/Architectural Design. Alex Williams plans to attend Mid-State Technical College and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Swanson Scholarship Gertrude Swanson was a beloved English teacher at Marshfield High School who established this fund as a bequest for students entering education. Nicholas Bedroske plans to attend UWOshkosh in history education. Trina Fuehrer plans to attend UWStevens Point to study Elementary Education. Rachel Weier plans to attend UWLaCrosse for Secondary Education and Chemistry. Michael Yohn plans to attend UW-Eau Claire to major in physics and mathematics. Dr. Roger Van Der Vorste Scholarship Established by Pat Van Der Vorste in memory of her husband from the Marshfield area resident preference given to applicants enrolling in a program of study leading to a degree in Dentistry or Dental Hygiene. Elizabeth Ott is studying Biology and Spanish at UWMadison. She hopes to practice dentistry in Wisconsin and abroad in Spanish speaking countries. David Wagner Scholarship Fund Established by David’s wife Darlene for graduating from or a former graduate of Marshfield High School, have financial need, and have demonstrated an extraordinary determination to succeed. Megan Mundt is studying at University La Crosee. Jerry R. Witt Scholarship in the Natural Sciences Mr. Witt was a member of the Marshfield High School class of 1953. He is now retired after a career as Professor of Chemistry at Winona State University. This scholarship is for students planning to major in the natural sciences. Felicia Wagner plans to attend UWMinnesota in the Twin Cities and study biology as a pre-med.