Coming up on the second year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the Executive Committee is proud to announce the first group of students who will be receiving funds from the Second Half Scholarship Fund.The scholarships are being awarded to any student beyond the first half of post-secondary education, in their 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program or in the second half of a program. Those awarded were to have graduated from high schools including Algoma, Denmark, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Mishicot, and Southern Door.Students needed to meet certain requirements to apply, including they or someone from their immediate family must have been involved in Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 as a sponsor, volunteer, or vendor. They also needed to have at least a 2.5 GPA and be currently enrolled in post-secondary education school or technical study.Those awarded include:Algoma – Carmen Haack, a graduate of Algoma High School, attending UW-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science/Agriculture Business Management.Denmark – Maddie Selner, a graduate of Denmark High School, attending UW-Madison, majoring in Life Science Communication and Agriculture Business Management.Kewaunee – Michelle Kielpikowski, a graduate of Kewaunee High School, attending UW-Eau Claire, majoring in accounting/finance.Luxemburg-Casco – Taylor Paye, a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School, attending UW-River Falls, pre-Veterinarian major.Mishicot – Melissa Hanson, a graduate of Mishicot High School, attending UW-Green Bay and majoring in Mathematics Education.Southern Door – Kordell Draves, a graduate of Southern Door High School, attending St. Norbert College and majoring in business/finance.A total of $6,000 was awarded in 2019, and a total of $60,000 will be awarded over a 10-year period.
Getting up at 2 in the morning might shock some of her listeners, but for Pam Jahnke, it’s part of the business. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke grew up in agriculture. Raised on her family’s 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the “farm work ethic” first hand.