Mid-State awards scholarships to high school students

Mid-State awards scholarships to high school students

June 1, 2017

$30,000 distributed to 24 recipients

Mid-State Technical College has awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 24 graduating high school students for the school year of 2017–2018. Each scholarship is valued at $1,250 and will be divided between the fall and spring semesters. These scholarships will help new students achieve their goal of attaining an associate degree or technical diploma.

Compared to previous years, the Foundation received nearly twice as many high school scholarship applications during this year's January-to-March application window, according to the Mid-State Foundation & Alumni director Jill Steckbauer. "The increase in applications corresponds to the increased demand we're seeing in the workforce for students with a technical college education," she explained.

Following are the $1,250 award recipients, listed by high school, name, community of residence, parent names and enrolled Mid-State program. Additional independent scholarship awards for these high school students are also listed where applicable.

Adams-Friendship High School – Lauren Scurto (Marketing program), parents Deborah and Anthony Scurto.

Auburndale High School – Coy Krings (Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician program), also recipient of the Leonard and Lillian Bethke Transportation Scholarship for $10,000, parents Donnie and Cheryl Krings; Aaron Willfahrt (Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technician program), parents Tim and Denise Willfahrt. 

Granton High School – Joseph Bangart (Urban Forestry Technician program), also recipient of the Francis and Evelyn Haines Scholarship for $500, parents DuWayne Bangart and Rhonda Butts.

Home Schooled – Nichols Brockman (Criminal Justice-Studies), parents Warren and Jennifer Brockman.
Lincoln High School – Brandon Carlson (Criminal Justice-Studies), also recipient of the Allen Spencer Memorial Scholarship for $250,¬¬¬ parents Lori and Jim Carlson; Sara Hanneman (Electrical Power Engineering Technician), parents Gregory and Theresa Hanneman; Zachary Hodgson (Fire Protection Technician), parents Jay and Maurine Hodgson; Conner Pelot (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), also recipient of the E2E Energy to Education Grant for $500, parents Dana and Jeff Pelot; Natasha Pongratz (Nursing), parents David and Tammy Pongratz;  Marley Siems (Nursing), parents Ron and Shelly Siems; Jacob Van Natta (Electrical Power Engineering Technician), parents Bruce and Lori Van Natta.

Loyal High School – Morgan Lindner (Farm Operation), parents Mitch and Holly Lindner.

Marshfield High School – Ryan Carolfi (Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering Technology), parents Kevin and Cris Carolfi; Austin Steines (Criminal Justice-Studies), parents Kevin and Lisa Steines.

Pittsville High School – Jessica Fuller (Fire Protection Technician), parents Gary and Tammy Fuller; Skye Klein (Nursing), parents Jim and Chris Peters, Chris and Hannah Klein.

Rosholt High School – Jenna Brandl (Medical Assistant), parents Wade and Tina Brandl.

Spencer High School – Rylie Schmidt (Civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technician), parents Chad and Carissa Schmidt.

Stevens Point Area High School – Aaron Weber (IT-Software Developer), also recipient of the Karen S. Bingham Memorial Scholarship for $250, parents Wendy and Mark Weber; Baylor Braatz (Machine Tool Technician), parents Kory and Sandy Braatz; Daniel Cook (Nursing), parents Becky and Brian Cook; Brandon Greco (Welding), also recipient of the Scott Dean Memorial Scholarship-FT for $500, parents Dan and Teri Greco.

Wonewoc-Center High School – Kody Pagel (Renewable Energy Technician) parent Amanda L. Schmidt.

Additional independent scholarships administered by the Mid-State Foundation were awarded to the following graduating high school seniors:

Assumption High School – Jenna Zopfi (Health & Wellness Promotion) received the Jeanne Bushman Memorial Scholarship for $500, parents Patrick and Cami Zopfi.

Granton High School – Dylan Ludwig (Criminal Justice-Studies) received the Francis and Evelyn Haines Scholarship for $500, parent Cheri Ludwig.

Coy Krings

Coy Krings of Auburndale High School (pictured) received both the $1,250 scholarship for high school students and the $10,000 Leonard and Lillian Bethke Transportation Scholarship. Krings plans to enter Mid-State's Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician program in the fall.