Carlie Jeane Hoffman
$12,000 College Scholarship
South Dakota State University
Major: Medical Laboratory Science or Pharmacy
Parents: Randy and Dawn Hoffman
Carlie graduated from Stickney High School in Stickney, S.D., where she was a member of National Honor society and homecoming queen.
Her goal is to be a medical professional, and she recalls gaining personal satisfaction from her high school chemistry class. “The class taught me the fundamentals that are a large part of the medical professions I’m interested in,” she says.
Anna Elizabeth Forcey
$11,000 College Scholarship
St. Norbert College
Parents: Jerome and Sally Forcey
Anna graduated from West DePere High School in DePere, Wis., where she was involved in student council and chamber choir, and was a member of National Honor Society.
She volunteers at a local hospital and says her weekly visits are time well spent. “I find that simple gestures, such as a listening ear, a hug, or a steady, helping hand can make a world of difference for an elderly patient or a first time father,” says Anna.
Anna Marie Peterson
$10,000 College Scholarship
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Parents: Mark and Cindy Peterson
Anna graduated from Annandale High School in Annandale, Minn., where she was involved in student council and marching band, and was a member of National Honor Society.
She made the decision to become a veterinarian in second grade. “A lot has changed since second grade, but not my dream,” says Anna. She plans to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Cera D. Malueg
New London, Wis.
$9,000 College Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Parents: Daniel and Susan Malueg
Cera graduated from New London High School in New London, Wis., where she was a member of National Honor Society and Girl Scouts of America. Cera also played violin in a local orchestra.
She spent two summers taking elective courses at the University of Wisconsin Regional Center for Math and Science, where she discovered her interest in genetics. “I had the opportunity to explore genetics, immunology, physiology, statistics, probability and psychology,” says Cera.
Cera will study genetics and music, with plans to become a gene therapist.
Jonathon C. Leja
$8,000 College Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Biomedical engineering
Parents: Kenneth and Pamela Leja
Jonathon graduated from Oconto Falls High School in Oconto Falls, Wis., where he was a member of National Honor Society and National Future Business Leaders of America.
Jonathan, who plans to study biomedical engineering, says his interest in biology dates back to his early experiences at the Machickanee Sportsmen Club. The club raises pheasants and releases them into the wild when they’re grown.
“Seeing the birds develop from a tiny egg is an amazing process,” he says. “By helping maintain the wildlife in my local environment, I know I’m making a difference.”
Madeson R. Walgenbach
$7,000 College Scholarship
Major: Teaching, foreign language, ministry
Parents: John and Patrice Walgenbach
Madeson graduated from Oakfield High School in Oakfield, Wis., where she was a member of National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity’s Volunteer of the Year and active in softball, soccer, volleyball and dance.
During her junior year, Madeson organized a large, multipart fundraiser to benefit two families receiving homes from Fond du Lac County’s Habitat for Humanity. Nearly $3,000 was raised, thanks to Madeson’s dedication and hard work.
“All of my skills were pushed to the max and strengthened,” she says. “Time management, responsibility, leadership and organization.”