Gordon earns Alliant Energy scholarship
Taylor Gordon of Nelsonville, a 2013 graduate of Amherst High School, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Alliant Energy Foundation.
The scholarship program recognizes outstanding community leadership in young people and is designed to help first-time college students reach their academic goals. Award selection is based on participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer work; academic grade point average; standardized test scores; and the content of a 300-word essay submission.
Bacon earns United FCS scholarship
Emily Bacon of Hancock has received a $500 scholarships awarded by United FCS, a member of the Farm Credit System.
The United FCS scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students enrolled at an institution of higher education. To qualify, applicant's parents (or the student) must be a United FCS customer with a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, the applicant must reside in a county served by United FCS. Selection criteria are based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes and leadership qualities.
Volland earns NATO scholarship
Emily Volland, a students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has earned a $2,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. A 2011 graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High, she is employed at Rogers Cinema 6 in Stevens Point.
This year, $27,500 in scholarship funds were awarded to 11 movie theater employees throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan as part of the annual program.
Mulvihill earns Theatre Owners scholarship
Marra Mulvihill, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
Mulvihill is employed at Rogers Campus Cinema in Stevens Point.
Tikalsky earns Bert Platta Scholarship
Ashley Tikalsky, a 2013 graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High, received the Plover VFW Post 10262 Bert Platta Scholarship in a ceremony at the post on May 13.
Tikalsky was a member of the National Honor Society and holds a 3.95 cumulative GPA. She was the captain of the SPASH swim team, participates in community volunteer activities and works as a pharmacy technician. She has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
The scholarship competition, held annually, began in 1994 and carries the name of Bert Platta, a longtime Plover VFW member and Korean War veteran. The $500 scholarship is awarded by the Rifle Squad and Color Guard, formerly commanded by Platta.