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Glenwood City’s Class of 2016 graduates awarded nearly $258,000 in scholarships

GLENWOOD CITY — Scholarship awards earned by the past several graduating classes at Glenwood City High School have each topped the $100,000 mark, however the school’s most recent crop of graduates doubled that and then some.

More than half of Glenwood City’s Class of 2016 earned scholarship awards from private, public and local sources. In addition to the scholarships listed in this story, an approximate $72,000 worth of scholarships were later accounted for but not available at the time of publication. All together, 31 individuals out of the 54-member Class of 2016 garnered a combined tally of nearly $258,000 in monetary awards.

A lion’s share of the monies – nearly half – as announced at the graduation ceremony held Saturday morning May 21, was awarded to four graduates. Scholarship awards to Mitchell Hurtgen, Ellen Lindquist, Maya Petersen and Andrew Bauman amounted to $119,500 of the overall total. 20 others received more than a $1,000 in awards.

Mitchell Hurtgen received the highest endowment amount, a sum of $73,300 from half a dozen different awards. Hurtgen’s largest amount came from the Ripon College Faculty Scholarship, valued at $72,000 ($18,000 annually for four years). He also received a $500 award from the Blackhawk Hockey Association Scholarship, a pair of $250 awards from the Class of 2016 Post Prom and Glenwood City Fire Department, a $200 Curry-Ainsworth American Legion Post 168 scholarship and a $100 Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship.

Honor student Ellen Lindquist pocketed the second largest award total. Lindquist, much like Hurtgen, was the recipient of some large awards from her chosen institute of higher learning, Michigan Tech University. Lindquist was awarded a $17,000 National Leading Scholars Award and a $1,650 Michigan Tech Class of 1949 scholarship. A pair of $1,000 scholarships – the Russell Meyer and St. Croix Electric Cooperative – were also among the nine awards that Lindquist received for a total of $22,300.

Tri-Valedictorian Maya Petersen earned a class-leading 13 scholarships. The majority of the $13,650 that Petersen earned came from the State of Wisconsin’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, which is valued at $2,250 per year for four years. Petersen was also awarded a $1,000 Russell Meyer Scholarship as well as four $500 amounts from the Chuck Rasmussen Captain’s Scholarship, Countryside Cooperative Scholarship, Glenwood City Class of 1950 Scholarship and the Tim O’Meara Memorial Scholarship.

Andrew Bauman, another of the class’ 14 honor students, received seven awards for a total of $10,250. The largest amounts were a pair of $3,000 awards for a Merit Scholarship from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where Bauman will matriculate this fall, and a Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship Award. In addition, Bauman received a second award from the South Dakota School of Mines in the form of a $2,500 Newmont Mining Scholarship. He also won a $1,000 Russell Meyer Scholarship and three $250 awards.

James Buttles took home eight different awards with a total of just under $10,000. Buttles’ largest amount came in the form of a UW-River Falls’ Falcon Scholarship worth $1,000 per year, renewable for four years and includes a $2,000 stipend. He also received a $1,000 academic achievement Award from UW-River Falls along with a $1,000 New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarship, a $500 Wisconsin FFA Foundation award and a $650 scholarship from the Glenwood City FFA Alumni.

Noah Cline earned a single scholarship award but it was worth $6,750. The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholar Award will pay Cline $2,250 per year for up to three years.

Gabrielle Peterson, another one of the class’ tri-valedictorians, garnered $6,318 from eight scholarship awards. The largest was a $3,968 UW-River Falls Chancellor’s Scholarship. Peterson was also awarded a $1,000 Russell Meyer Scholarship in addition to awards from the Glenwood City Band Boosters, Glenwood City Basketball Club, the National Honor Society, Knights of Columbus, Glenwood City Area USBC and the CTE Incentive Grant.

Honor student Kathryn Vang collected four awards tallying $5,250. The largest was a $3,000 Kohl Initiative Scholarship and a pair of $1,000 awards, the Russell Meyer and the New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarships. She also received a $250 George Johnston Memorial Scholarship.

The Russell Meyer Scholarship fund benefited 14 graduates this year with each receiving $1,000.

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

Owen Anderson: AnnMarie Foundation Scholarship, $2,000; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: UWSP First Year Merit Scholarship, $1,000.

Andrew Bauman: American Red Cross Blood Services, $250; Konder Family Cross Country Scholarship, $250; Lane Berenschot- American Family Insurance Scholarship $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship Award $3,000; Mining Engineering Scholarship – Newmont Mining $2,500; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Merit Scholarship, $3,000.

Liam Brandt: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; University of Wisconsin-Stout: Polytechnic Scholarship $1,000.

Taylor Britain: Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

James Buttles: Glenwood City Co-op Trust Scholarship, $250; Glenwood City FFA Alumni Scholarship, $650; Glenwood City Vet Clinic Scholarship, $200; New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarship $1,000; University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Academic Achievement Award $1,000; University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Falcon Scholars $1,000 x 4 + $2,000 Stipend; Wisconsin FFA Foundation, $500; Wisconsin Pork Association, $250.

Hogan Chouinard: Glenwood City Wrestling Scholarship, $400.

Noah Cline: Technical Excellence Award, $2,250 up to 3 years.

Allison Curvello: Glenwood City FFA Alumni Scholarship, $250; Glenwood City Wrestling Scholarship, $300; Hiawatha Nat’l Bank Scholarship-Agriculture, $500; Lane Berenschot- Am. Fam. Insurance Scholarship, $250; Miss Glenwood City Scholarship $500; Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club Scholarship, $100.

Wesley Franklin: Glenwood City FFA Alumni Scholarship, $750; Marcel & Edith Lynum Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Morgan Gedatus: Brenda Cassellius-Wink Scholarship, $500; GC Volleyball Club Scholarship, $250; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glenhaven, Inc. Scholarship, $500.

Jacob Hennessy: Dorothy Kuhn Memorial Scholarship, $300; Glen Hills Rods & Rides Scholarship, $200; Matson Miller Post #330   & Auxiliary of Wilson Scholarship, $500.

Nathan Hill: GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Mitchell Hurtgen: Blackhawk Hockey Association Scholarship, $500; Curry – Ainsworth Post 168 Scholarship, $200; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Glenwood City Fire Dept. Scholarship, $250; Ripon College: Ripon College Faculty Scholarship, $18,000 x 4.

Morgan Kadinger: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Konder Family Cross Country Scholarship, $250; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Abigail Kahler: Glenwood City FFA Alumni Scholarship, $750; Kathy Wood Memorial Scholarship, $300; St. Croix Electric Cooperative Scholarship, $500.

Rachel Klatt: Bill Ullom Memorial Scholarship, $500; GC Parent Teacher Connection Scholarship, $400; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200.

Jack Kremer: Chuck Rasmussen Captain’s Scholarship, $500; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; Glen Hills Lions Club Scholarship, $500; Konder Family Cross Country Scholarship, $250; WIAA Scholar Athlete Award.

Marne Lewis: Glen Hills Lions Club Scholarship, $500; Glenwood City Wrestling Scholarship, $400.

Ellen Lindquist: Countryside Cooperative Scholarship, $500; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Lane Berenschot- American Family Insurance Scholarship, $250; Michigan Tech: Class of 1949, $1,650; Michigan Tech: National Leading Scholars, $17,000; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; St. Croix County 4-H Scholarship, $400; St. Croix Electric Cooperative Scholarship $1,000.

Nathan Mrdutt: Glen Hills Ladies Golf Scholarship, $100; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club Scholarship, $100.

Joel Ormson: Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Knights of Columbus $250.

Maya Petersen: Academic Excellence Award $2,250 x4; Chuck Rasmussen Captain’s Scholarship, $500; Countryside Cooperative Scholarship, $500; GC Band Boosters Scholarship, $150; GC Class of 1950 Scholarship, $500; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Glenwood City Area USBC Scholarship, $300; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Konder Family Cross Country Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; Tim O’Meara Memorial Scholarship, $500; WEAC Region 1:  Glenwood City Teachers’ Association Scholarship, $250; WIAA Scholar Athlete Award.

Gabrielle Peterson: CTE Incentive Grant, $250; GC Band Boosters Scholarship, $150; Glenwood City Area USBC Scholarship, $300; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Knights of Columbus $250; National Honors Society Scholarship, $200; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Chancellors’ Scholars, $3,968.

Dakota Phalin: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Mayo Health Center – Red Cedar Scholarship, $500; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Macie Ramsussen: American Red Cross Blood Services, $250; GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; Topper Partnership Foundation Scholarship, $550.

Nicholas Schone: GC Band Boosters Scholarship, $150; Glenwood City Basketball Club Scholarship, $200; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club Scholarship, $100; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Academic Excellence-Freshman Award $1,000.

Kole Smith: Brenda Cassellius-Wink Scholarship, $500.

Carlee Strong: GC Class of 2016 Post Prom Scholarship, $250; GC Volleyball Club Award, $250; Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Hiawatha Nat’l Bank-Business Scholarship, $500; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Kathryn Vang: George Johnston Memorial Scholarship, $250; Kohl Initiative Scholarship, $3,000; New Richmond Farmers Union Scholarship, $1,000; Russell Meyer Scholarship, $1,000.

Madeline Wagner: Lane Berenschot- American Family Insurance Scholarship, $250; Phil Ottney Memorial Scholarship, $250

Matthew Wink: Glenwood City Basketball Scholarship, $200; Matson Miller Post #330 & Auxiliary of Wilson Scholarship, $500; Steve Schmidt Music Scholarship $200; United States Army.

Special Senior Awards

Art Award: Kathryn Vang

Band Award: Maya Petersen

Business/Marketing Education Award: Nicholas Schone

Choral Award: Nicholas Schone

English Award: Maya Petersen

Family and Consumer Sciences Award: Abby Kahler and Rachel Klatt

Math Award: Maya Petersen

National Honor Society: Gabrielle Peterson

Physical Education Female Award: Maya Petersen

Physical Education Male Award: Wesley Franklin

Science Award: Andrew Bauman

Spanish Award: Jack Kremer and Nick Schone

Social Studies Award: Wesley Franklin

Technology Education Award: Damian Hoitomt