GOOD CITIZENS: Twenty-one high school students in northwestern Wisconsin were recently named Good Citizens by the Eau Claire Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The award is given to a high school senior who excels academically, participates in extracurricular activities and is active in the community.
Following are the area Good Citizens:
• Abigail Spaulding of Alma Center Lincoln High School.
• Emily Kaszubowski of Altoona High School.
• Alexis Schank of Arcadia High School, daughter of Barb and Scott Schank.
Schank is vice president of Arcadia’s Future Farmers of America chapter and was a captain of the volleyball team. She also competes in the National High School Rodeo Association.
Schank plans to attend UW-Madison to major in biology.
• Ann Dobbs of Bloomer High School, daughter of Bonnie and Dave Dobbs.
Dobbs is most proud of being captain of the girls tennis team and performing in two of the school’s musicals. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Dobbs plans to attend UW-River Falls to major in elementary education.
• Rachel Manier of Cadott High School, daughter of John and Dena Manier.
Manier is a three-season athlete and captain for cross country, dance and track. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Manier is most proud of her volunteer work with the local food pantry and a previous National Honor Society project of maintaining a community garden.
Manier plans to attend UW-Madison to major in business.
• Carol Conarroe of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School, daughter of Randy Conarroe.
Conarroe is most proud of being the lead volunteer for Kinship of Chetek, a nonprofit program she’s been involved in for eight years. Through her mentor, she has also volunteered for Operation Christmas Child and the Salvation Army for the past eight years. Conarroe also participates in the following school clubs: Disc Jockey, Drama and Gamer’s Club.
Conarroe plans to attend Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake to study psychology.
• Wyatt Eiden of Chippewa Falls High School, son of Denise Stewart and Rock Eiden.
Eiden is most proud of being named Badger Boys State for 2017, Science Student of the Month twice, Attitude and Effort recipient seven times, Honor Roll for 15 quarters and being an active member of 19 high school clubs including the American Club, Apollo Club and Chemistry Club.
Eiden plans to attend UW-Madison to major in a health-related field.
• Jessica Sikora of Cornell High School, daughter of Eileen and Gary Sikora.
Sikora is most proud of being named and selected as Cornell’s Badger Girls State representative, president of the Cornell Future Farmers of America chapter, and being a part of her school’s Student Council. She is also an active member of her local 4-H club and a leader to the young members within Chippewa County’s 4-H program.
Sikora plans to attend UW-River Falls to major in agriculture education.
• Kennedy Robelia of Durand High School, daughter of Steven and Angela Robelia.
Robelia is proud to be Sergeant of the Silver Sabre Color Guard. She has been a member of the Girl Scouts since the second grade and most recently earned her Gold Award. Robelia has been a member of the track and cross country teams throughout high school. She has also enjoyed participating in her school’s musicals for the past six years.
Robelia plans on attending UW-Stout to major in art education to become an art therapist.
• Brianna Daniels of Eau Claire Memorial High School.
• Grant Austin of Eleva-Strum High School, son of Deanna and Barrey Austin.
Austin is most proud of being the production manager for Cardinal Manufacturing, a student-run business at the high school. He also enjoys performing percussion in the high school band, marching and pep bands. Austin is a member of the National Honor Society.
Austin plans to attend UW-Stout to major in manufacturing engineering and minor in business.
• Katrina Berg of Fall Creek High School, daughter of Russell and Kristine Berg.
Berg is most proud of serving as Student Council president for two years, building houses on her recent mission trip to Guatemala, and participating with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and has served as its vice president.
Berg plans to attend UW-Eau Claire to major in broadfield social studies.
• Zachary Person of Gilman High School, son of Mark and Carrie Person.
Person is most proud of being named first team All-Chippewa County, first team All-Conference for football, and captain for the football, wrestling and baseball teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Person plans to attend UW-Eau Claire to major in physical and health education.
• Sadie Wulff of Gilmanton High School.
• Andrew Borsted of Lake Holcombe High School.
• Maiya Szotkowski of Menomonie High School.
• Helen Glaser of New Auburn High School.
• Mariah Gearing of Osseo-Fairchild High School, daughter of Grant and Rhonda Gearing.
Gearing is most proud of getting the opportunity to go to Badger Girls State, being chosen as the Cloverbelt Scholar recipient, and being crowned prom queen her junior year. She is also the class treasurer for Student Council and the vice president for the National Honor Society.
Gearing plans to attend the Denver School of Massage Therapy and major in therapeutic massage.
• Sarah Webber of Rice Lake High School, daughter of Teresa and Dan Webber.
Webber is most proud of being named a Stout Scholar, being vice president of Future Business Leaders of America and co-president of Key Club, being involved with bringing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program to Rice Lake, and being captain of her tennis and soccer teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Webber plans to attend UW-Stout and major in packaging engineering.
• Abigail Mathison of Thorp High School, daughter of Bradley and Angela Mathison.
Mathison is a proud participant of Thorp High School’s forensics team and drama cast, and is a vocalist at local solo and ensemble festivals. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Mathison plans to attend UW-Eau Claire and major in secondary English education and minor in Spanish.
• Sarah Thorn of Whitehall High School, daughter of Amy and Dan Thorn.
Thorn is most proud of becoming the 2017 State Powerlifting Champion, four-year Academic All Conference Athlete, captain of the cheerleading squad, president of the Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society member and officer, member of Dorian Honors Choir and Band, as well as being a State Honors Choir member. She also participated in school musicals for five years. Thorn most recently was selected to represent the city of Whitehall as a member of the Miss Whitehall court for 2017.
Thorn plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College to study radiology.
The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history, and supporting education programs.
Today’s DAR members fund local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations, and lead volunteer projects in their communities.
The Eau Claire chapter is celebrating its centennial in 2018, having been founded 100 years ago by 18 women in the Chippewa Valley.
At the time of its founding, the Eau Claire chapter was considered to be the “most remote, frontier chapter in Wisconsin.”
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RAISED: The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation raised nearly $1 million in 2017 to support Wisconsin 4-H.
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation exists to provide essential support for the 4-H Youth Development program.
“This is a great milestone that represents the emphasis our partners place on positive youth development,” said Brenda Scheider, executive director of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.
“The 4-H program is an incredible way to invest the future of Wisconsin,” she said.
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RESEARCH:Alissa Zawacki of Eau Claire, a psychology major, presented her research at the Undergraduate Research Day at UW-Whitewater.
Zawacki’s research project was “Evaluating Intervention Strategies for Individuals with Operating While Intoxicated Offenses.”
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BOWLS FOR HOPE: The ninth annual Bowls for Hope event held recently at UW-River Falls raised $6,500 for the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley.
Guests voted for their favorite soup of the evening and this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award was West Wind Supper Club’s Cider Beer Cheese Soup.
Restaurant owners and chefs voted for their favorite soup of the night and the winner of the Chef’s Choice Award was the Roasted Red Pepper Bisque from Mei Mei’s Cookies.
To date, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $52,500 for local charitable organizations.