Glenwood City’s 2013 graduates awarded $186,525 in scholarships

GLENWOOD CITY – Several graduates of Glenwood City’s Class of 2013 will share in a scholarship haul that once again tallied in the six figures.

More than half of this year’s graduating class of 44 members earned scholarship awards from private, public, and local courses. This year’s award total was up over $70,000 from 2012 as 23 individuals earned a combined tally of $186,525 in monetary awards.

More than half of that total was earned by one graduate – Honor student Margery Jordheim. It was announced at commencement exercises Saturday morning, May 18 that Jordheim had received eight different scholarships that totaled a whopping $102,400. The largest amounts came from her chosen school, St. Catherine’s University, which awarded her a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship and a  $5,000 Virtue Scholarship. Both are scholarships are renewable yearly for up to four years. She also received a $1,000 Russell Meyer Scholarship, a $500 Mayo Health System-Red Cedar Medical Center Scholarship, a pair of $250 awards from Glenhaven and the George Johnston Memorial Scholarships, a $300 Dorothy Kuhn Memorial Scholarship, and a $100 Ridgerunner Snowmobile Club Scholarship.

Another honor student, Matthew Tone, earned the class’ second largest award amount. Tone secured four awards for a total of $29,500. A four-year, $7,000 per year Regents Scholarship from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN was the largest. He also was chosen for a $1,000 Russell Meyer Scholarship.

Class valedictorian Kaylin Spaeth earned a sizable sum as well, collecting $15,050 from ten awards. The largest, the State of Wisconsin’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, is valued at $2,250 per year for four years.

Ashley Burns, another of the class’s honor students, earned $8000 in scholarships awards. The largest of the five awards was the four year, $1,500 per year Academic Scholarship from St. Cloud State University.

The Russell Meyer Scholarship fund awarded 11 scholarships this year, each valued at $1,000.

A complete list of scholarship recipients and their respective awards follows:

Ethan Brandt: Ann Marie Foundation Scholarship, $1,500; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Ashley Burns: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; National Honors Society Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; St. Cloud State University Academic Scholarship, $1,500 x 4; Topper Partnership Foundation Scholarship, $550

Stephanie Caress: Glenwood City Fire Department Scholarship, $250; Matson-Miller Wilson Am. Legion Post #330 Scholarship, $600; New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarship, $1,000

Lauren Cassellius: Brenda Cassellius-Wink Memorial Scholarship, $500

Joshua Doyle: Curry Ainsworth Am. Legion Post #168 Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Tyler Johnson: Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200

Margery Jordheim: Dorothy Kuhn Memorial Scholarship, $300; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glenhaven, Inc. Scholarship , $250; Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System Scholarship, $500; Ridgerunner Snowmobile Scholarship, $100; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; St. Catherine’s Presidential Scholarship, $20,000 x 4; St. Catherine’s Virtue Scholarship, $5,000 x 4

Kelsie Knops: Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Katherine Wood Memorial Scholarship, $300; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Riley Knops: GC Class of 1950 Scholarship, $500; Glenwood City Wrestling Club Scholarship, $525

Shawnae Larson: Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Alexander Little: Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Marcel & Edith H. Lynum Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

Austin Moe: GC Class of 1950 Scholarship, $500; GC ESP Fair Share Scholarship, $200; Glenwood City Wrestling Club Scholarship, $550; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; St. Croix Valley Veterinary Clinic Scholarship, $100; Tim O’Meara Memorial Scholarship, $500

Tyler Nueske: UW – Platteville GCHS Scholarship, $100

Elizabeth Nyhus: American Red Cross Scholarship, $750; GC Band Boosters Scholarship, $150; GC Parent Teacher Connection Scholarship, $400; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Lucy Murray Memorial Scholarship, $250; St. Croix Electric Scholarship, $500; St. John’s Council of Catholic Women Scholarship, $200; West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship, $500

Kyle Peterson: Glenwood City Co-op Trust Scholarship, $250; Hiawatha National Bank – Acctg Scholarship, $500; Ridgerunner Snowmobile Scholarship, $100; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Matthew Schouten: Brenda Cassellius-Wink Memorial Scholarship, $500; Chuck Rasmussen “Captains” Scholarship, $500; Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Knights of Columbus Scholarship, $250; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Richard Bonte Family Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; Tim O’Meara Memorial Scholarship, $500; Trent Simmon Memorial Scholarship, $500

Kaylin Spaeth: AgStar Scholarship, $500; Andersen Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; FFA Alumni Scholarship, $650; Hiawatha National Bank – Ag Scholarship, $500; Mills Fleet Farm thru Nat’l FFA Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; National Honors Society Scholarship, $200; Neal H. Stoddard Leadership Scholarship, $1,100; New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarship, $1,000; Ridgerunner Snowmobile Scholarship, $100; Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship, $2,250 x 4

Haley Tiberg: Katherine Wood Memorial Scholarship, $300

Matthew Tone: Concordia University-St. Paul Regents Scholarship, $7,000 x 4; Downing Tractor Parts Scholarship, $250; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Janessa Ullom: Bill Ullom Memorial Scholarship, $500; Chuck Rasmussen “Captains” Scholarship, $500; Family ChiroCare Scholarship, $100; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glen Hill Lions Club Scholarship, $450; Glenwood City  Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Matson-Miller Wilson Am.  Legion Post #330 Scholarship, $600; Miss Glenwood City Scholarship, $500; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; St. John’s Council of Catholic Women Scholarship, $200; Tim O’Meara Memorial Scholarship, $500

Christopher Wagner: Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Olivia Weidling: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000

Mackenzie Wink: GC Band Boosters Scholarship, $150; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Lions Club Scholarship, $450; Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Knights of Columbus Scholarship, $250; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; UW GB – Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship, $1,000; WCEA – GC Scholarship, $300

Special Senior Awards

Kaylin Spaeth – Agriculture Academic Award

Megan Doornink – Art Award

Megan Steinberger – Band Award

Eli Spielman – Business/Marketing Education Award

Renita McCluskey – Choral Award

Blake Ramsden – English Award

Janessa Ullom – Family and Consumer Sciences Award

Maggie Jordheim – Math Award

Matt Schouten – Physical Education Award

Ethan Brandt – Science Award

Matt Tone – Spanish Award

Tylor Mintz – Social Studies Award

Matt Pieper – Technology Education Award