Baldwin Wide Awake 4-H Club member Jessica Moor has been awarded a St. Croix County 4-H Scholarship. Submitted photo
Baldwin Wide Awake 4-H Club member Jessica Moor has been awarded a St. Croix County 4-H Scholarship. Submitted photo

Submitted by Carole Schurtz, St. Croix County 4-H

BALDWIN, WI – The St. Croix County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. A record number of exemplary applications were submitted for consideration. Scholarships are awarded through association funds and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches.

St. Croix County 4-H Scholarships are awarded to 4-H members based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. Members must be currently enrolled as a St. Croix County 4-H member: be a member in good standing, have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college, or technical school during the upcoming year.

The 2019 scholarship recipients are as follows:

The St. Croix County 4-H Scholarship - $600 (six being awarded to members pursuing a post-secondary education), Jessica Moor, Baldwin Wide Awake 4-H Club, Baldwin-Woodville High School; Heidi Sandquist, Hudson Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club, Hudson High School; Abby Helwig, Rolling Hills 4-H Club, Hudson High School;  Jacob Schurtz, Rustic Renegades 4-H Club, Glenwood City High School; Anthony Graham, Dry Run Go Getters 4-H Club, New Richmond High School; Harly Lentz, Rolling Hills 4-H Club, St. Cloud State University – MN.

The Evelyn Wilbur Memorial Scholarship - $400, (awarded to a member pursuing a career in teaching), Kathryn Mohrhauser, Roberts Ribbon Reapers 4-H Club, St. Croix Central.

The Gail Dorsey Memorial Scholarship - $400 (awarded to a member pursuing a career in the human health field), Kelsie Nawrocki, Lone Pine 4-H Club, Baldwin-Woodville High School.

The Tom Dorsey Memorial Scholarship - $250 (awarded to a member pursuing a post-secondary education), Nathan Thompson, Lone Pine 4-H Club, Baldwin-Woodville High School.

Betty Jean Utech Forgivable Loan - $250 (awarded to a member pursuing a career in nursing), Catherine Schurtz, Rustic Renegades 4-H Club Alumni, The College of St. Scholastica.

The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award - The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community.

To be eligible, candidates for this award must be at least in 9th grade or older and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership. Selection for this prestigious award is based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H record including: membership, projects, activities, leadership, personal development, and county 4-H & community involvement. 4-H State Key Award recipients: Nathan Thompson, Lone Pine 4-H Club, Baldwin-Woodville High School and Jacob Schurtz, Rustic Renegades 4-H Club, Glenwood City High School.

To learn more about St. Croix County 4-H, and the opportunities it offers or for more information about UW-Extension please visit our website at stcroix.uwex.edu or call the local Extension Office at 715-531-1930.