2018 4-H Scholarship & Key Award recipients announced

The St. Croix County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. A record number of exemplary applications were submitted for consideration. Scholarships are awarded through association funds and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches.

[emember_protected] St. Croix County 4-H Scholarships are awarded to 4-H members based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. Members must be currently enrolled as a St. Croix County 4-H member; be a member in good standing, have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college, or technical school during the upcoming year.

This year’s scholarship winners are:

4-H Scholarship – $600 (4)

Awarded to members pursuing a post-secondary education.

• Alexis Kwak, Sunnyside Shamrocks 4-H Club, Prairie Farm High School

• Tyler Mentink, Double Good 4-H Club, Baldwin High School

• Marissa Metzler, Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club, River Falls High School

• Catherine Schurtz, Rustic Renegades 4-H Club, The College of St. Scholastica

Evelyn Wilbur – $400 (1)

Awarded to a member pursuing a career in teaching.

• Tyler Franklin, Bellringers 4-H Club, UW-River Falls

Gail Dorsey – $400 (1)

Awarded to a member pursuing a career the human health field.

• Riley Hammer, Rolling Hills 4-H Club, Hudson

Tom Dorsey – $250 (1)

Awarded to a member pursuing a post-secondary education.

• Robert (RJ) Feyeriesen, Roberts Ribbon Reapers 4-H Club, St. Croix Central

Kaila Fouks – $250 (1)

Awarded to a member pursuing a career in Dairy Science.

• Hannah Nelson, Baldwin Wide Awake 4-H Club, UW-River Falls

Betty Jean Utecht Forgivable Loan – $250

Awarded to a member pursuing a career in nursing.

• Catherine Schurtz, Rustic Renegades 4-H Club, The College of St. Scholastica

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Two St. Croix County 4-H members were also recipients of Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships. Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships are awarded through a very competitive process and recipients are selected through applications submitted by 4-H members from across the state.

• Alexis Kwak of the Sunnyside Shamrocks 4-H Club, Prairie Farm High School, was awarded the Oscar G. & Mary W. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,350. There are only two awarded throughout Wisconsin 4-H annually.

• Catherine Schurtz of the Rustic Renegades 4-H Club, the College of St. Scholastica, was awarded the Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750. There is only one awarded throughout Wisconsin 4-H annually.

Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have  demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership  skills and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community.

To be eligible, candidates for this award must be at least in 9th grade or older, and must have  completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership.

Selection is based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H record (membership, projects,  activities, leadership, personal development and county 4-H and community involvement.).

4-H State Key Award

• Riley Hammer, Rolling Hills 4-H Club, Hudson

• Hannah Nelson, Baldwin Wide Awake 4-H Club, UW-River Falls

To learn more about St. Croix County 4-H, and the opportunities it offers or for more information about UW-Extension please visit our website at https://stcroix.uwex.edu/ or call the local Extension Office at 715-531-1930. [/emember_protected]

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