Area students, teachers receive Kohl awardsSix high school students and seven teachers from St. Croix, Pierce and Polk counties were named recipients of the 2013 Herb Kohl Foundation awards. The $1,000 awards will go to 100 teachers and 187 graduating high school students statewide. The teachers’ schools will also receive $1,000 awards.
Six high school students and seven teachers from St. Croix, Pierce and Polk counties were named recipients of the 2013 Herb Kohl Foundation awards.
The $1,000 awards will go to 100 teachers and 187 graduating high school students statewide. The teachers’ schools will also receive $1,000 awards.
Excellence Scholarship award winners include River Falls High School graduating seniors Brad Freeborn and Trevor Stokes and Osceola High School senior Spencer Maki.
Winners of the 2012 Initiative Scholarships include Destinee Yang, River Falls High School; Tyler Ledbeter, Somerset High School; and Joann Johnson, Star Prairie, who attends Osceola High School.
The teachers who were named Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellows include Travis Gibson, New Richmond High School; Pamela Morrison, River Falls, who teaches at River Crest Elementary School, Hudson, Jan Pavloski, Maiden Rock, who teaches at Ellsworth Middle School; Jason Brazzale, Prescott High School; Gregory Lenn, Pine Island, who teaches at Malone Elementary School in Prescott; Ned Hilleren, Maiden Rock, who teaches at Spring Valley Middle/High School; and Marcia Carlson, who teaches at Osceola Elementary School.
According to the press release announcing the winners, Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college.
Fellowship recipients are chosen for their ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and for their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.
Excellence Scholarship and Fellowship recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders and representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, and regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA).
Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (now retired) in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded $8.2 million to Wisconsin educators, students and schools.
“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” said Kohl. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students and teachers and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future.”
Letters notifying recipients of their awards were mailed March 1. The recognition luncheon for this region will be held Sunday, April 14, at Chippewa Falls High School.