The Wisconsin Pork Association recently recognized scholarship recipients during the organization’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Corn/Soy Expo in Wisconsin Dells. Eight high school seniors and college students were awarded a total of $6,900 in scholarships.

Two students received a Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship. Andrew Boschert was selected to receive a $500 scholarship and Kevin Kitchen will receive a $400 scholarship.

Boschert is from Beaver Dam and is the son William and Mary Pat Boschert. He plans to attend Iowa State University and major in animal science on the pre-vet track. Kitchen is from Augusta and is the son of Keith and Debbie Kitchen. He plans to attend UW-River Falls and major in Agriculture Business.

The 2019 recipient of the Whitmore Memorial Scholarship, established as a legacy to the late Rex Whitmore, a master statesman and communicator who served as the first executive director of the WPA, was Elizabeth Ries, Lomira. Ries is a junior at UW-River Falls, majoring in animal science, and will transfer to UW-Madison next fall to work towards a veterinary degree with an emphasis in swine. She is the daughter of Al and Amy Ries.

Cailtyn Wileman of Janesville and Taylor Daniels of Reedsburg were selected as recipients of the 2019 Gunderson Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship earned by those who have shown considerable dedication and involvement to the pork industry. Wileman will receive a $1000 scholarship and Daniels will receive a $750 scholarship.

Wileman is attending Iowa State University and majoring in animal science. She is the daughter of Randy and Mary Wileman. Daniels is a senior at UW-Platteville majoring in animal science and agriculture business. She is the daughter of Ryan and Richelle Daniels.

Ethan Heelein of Genoa City and Cole Weinkauf of Waterfod were both awarded $1,000 scholarships as part of the Fredrich Memorial Scholarship. Andrea Edquist, Kenosha, received a $750 scholarship.

Heelein is a freshman at UW-River Falls majoring in agriculture education. Weinkauf is a high school senior and plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall and Edquist is a junior at UW-Platteville majoring in agribusiness.