East Troy High School

Jacob Thoreson

The most recent recipient of the East Troy High School Fund Scholarship is Jacob Thoreson. Read comments from Jacob below.

What are you most excited about starting or experiencing at UW-Platteville?

All of the classes both in Engineering and Music.  I am also excited about any and all music activities that the campus has available.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I love music both playing and singing.  I also am a Disney fanatic and hope to one day take my degree and become an Imagineer for the Walt Disney Corporation

Jacob's Thank You Note

I am so grateful that I am able to continue my education due to the generosity of others. A little but about myself, I have been playing tuba and trombone since I was ten years old with tuba being my main instrument.  I play in my school’s jazz band and concert band and I also play in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Community Orchestra and the illustrious Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.  I also love to build things.  I help my grandfather restore classic cars and love to tinker around with all types of engines.  I hope to combine my music passion and love of building things with my dual degree from Platteville. My goal is to one day be an Imagineer at the Walt Disney corporation.  I think with my ongoing music education, my outside musical activities and my future engineering degree, I can one day create unique experiences for people who travel to a Disney property. By awarding me with this wonderful scholarship, I am able to concentrate on what is important to me, my education.  Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal.  I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.

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