The Wisconsin Holstein Foundation is honored to award scholarships to 13 deserving youth members. These scholarships are awarded to members that are or will be attending two- or four-year universities and preference given to those pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field. Awards will be presented at the 2022 Wisconsin Holstein Association Junior Convention.
Lauren Breunig of Sauk City will be receiving the $2,000 Presidents’ Scholarship. This scholarship, which honors past leaders of the Wisconsin Holstein Association is given to the top applicant each year. Breunig graduated from Sauk Prairie High School and is the daughter of Mitch and Jacquie Breunig. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in Life Sciences Communications.
Emma Bangart of Stratford is the recipient of the $1,500 John Selz Memorial Scholarship. The John Selz Memorial Scholarship fund was established in honor of John Selz of Humbird, Wisconsin. He managed his family’s farm, Selz Farm, which was in his family for over 125 years. John was actively involved in the Wisconsin and National Holstein Associations in various capacities for numerous years. Through his life, John served as a strong advocate for progressive dairying and the Holstein industry. Emma is the 17-year-old daughter of Rick and Peggy Bangart. She hopes to attend veterinary school.
Justyne Frisle of Prairie Farm is the recipient of the $1,500 Maurice and Geraldine Cooper Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Maurice and Geraldine Cooper, lifelong Holstein breeders from Moss Oak Farm. Maurice was a director of the Wisconsin Holstein Association; a director, president, and secretary of the Dane County Holstein Association; a delegate to the National Holstein Convention multiple times; and served on many industry Boards including DHI and World Dairy Expo. Love of family, Holsteins, service to the community and support of youth activities were paramount in their lives. Justyne graduated from Prairie Farm High School and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of the ample opportunities it has to offer regarding dairy.
Courtney Glenna of Amery is the recipient of the $2,000 Doris Morris Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of Doris, who was a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member. Doris and her husband Arden, and Arden’s brother, Maldwyn, and his wife, Inez, owned and operated Arwyn Farms in Waukesha County for over 40 years. Courtney plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, pursuing a major in Dairy Science and a minor in Agribusiness. She hopes to someday find a career in reproduction or genetics to advance the dairy industry.
Elena Jarvey of Sobieski is the recipient of the $1,500 Marlowe Nelson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Marlowe whose passion was to teach and mentor young enthusiastic breeders to become more involved in the Registered Holstein business. Through his lifetime, Marlowe paved the way in many aspects of the Registered Holstein breed and its impact on the United States, Japan, Germany and Holland. Elena is the daughter of John and Rachel Jarvey and is a graduate of Pulaski High School. She looks forward to building relationships while continuing her education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Receiving the $2,000 John Klossner Memorial Scholarship is Ainsley Noble of Lancaster. The John Klossner Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of John – a young man who touched many lives during his short Junior Holstein career, and who tragically passed away in an accident while exhibiting at one of his favorite events – the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. John was active in the Green County Junior Holstein Association and served on the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Junior Activities Committee. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was an active member of the Badger Dairy Club and AGR. He was also an accomplished cattle showman and had won many awards. This scholarship was established by John’s parents, Richard and Roxanne Klossner, and given to a student who is considered a role model to other junior members. Ainsley is the daughter of Troy and Jaime Noble, and is a graduate of Platteville High School. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls pursing a degree in Agricultural Education.
Brooke Hammann of Barron will be receiving the $1,000 Gordon Berg Memorial Scholarship. Gordon was a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member and breeder from Brownsville, Wisconsin. Gordon’s sister, Vivian Minor, started the Gordon Berg Scholarship. She made up the “VI” in the famed VIGO herd prefix with her brother, Gordon, making up the “GO.” Gordon was a well-respected breeder who bred outstanding Registered Holsteins in the Dodge County area his entire life. Brooke is currently attending Northcentral Technical College pursing her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She plans to graduate in 2023 and return to school for her BSN.
Mason Jauquet of Pulaski is the recipient of the $2,000 Bradley Fust Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Brad, who was an enthusiastic member of the Junior Holstein Association from Wausau. The scholarship was established by Brad’s parents, Brian and Wendy Fust, with the sale of one of Brad’s heifers. Mason is currently attending Iowa State University, majoring in Dairy Science. After graduating he plans to return to his family’s dairy.
The recipient of a special, one-time $2,000 scholarship is Sam Mess of Rosendale. The funds for this scholarship were donated by Richard and Peggy Daluge with preference going to a junior member from either Rock or Fond du Lac County. Sam is a graduate of Laconia High School and plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College and hopefully return home and help manage his family’s dairy.
Four other outstanding youth will be receiving scholarships from Wisconsin Holstein Foundation. Recipients include Emily Stumpf of Appleton; Evan Jauquet of Pulaski; Ava Booth of Plymouth; and Randall Winch of Fennimore.
The Wisconsin Holstein Foundation is proud of these deserving youth. All Wisconsin Holstein Association members that are attending a two or four-year university are encouraged to apply for scholarships, with applications due March 1 each year.