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The most recent recipients of the Oregon High School Fund Scholarship are Bryce Murphy, Jennifer Baron and Mikayla Berge. Read comments from Bryce, Jennifer and Mikayla below.

bryce murphy

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

I am excited to participate in all the engineering classes available at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and learn more about my possible engineering major.  Also, I am excited to live the campus life, try all sorts of different activities, and take part in different clubs around the campus.  I am excited to start meeting new people and to experience new things.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy playing basketball and soccer along with numerous other sports and outdoor activities.  I also enjoy hanging with friends and being social.  I enjoy the company of people and I can't wait to start meeting new people.  I enjoy math and science and I am interested to see them applied to engineering even further.

Bryce's Thank You Note

Thank you so much for your donation.  You have helped me in my pursuit to further my education and become an engineer.  Not only have you been able to help me with this, you have also helped to allow me to experience new things and meet new people.  I am very grateful for the opportunity I have and the roll you have played in it.

jennifer baron

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

I am most excited about being out on my own for the first time in my life.  I want to make my own decisions and be responsible for myself.  I can't wait to meet new people who are interested in the same things that I am.  I have heard so much about college from my three older siblings that I can't wait to experience it for myself.  Everyone says that these will be the best years of my life.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy reading all different types of genre, but my favorite is teen fiction/adventure stories.  I enjoy all animals and have worked at a vet clinic where I have learned many fascinating things. I am planning a future in a career that deals with animals.  Furthermore, I love to just hang out with friends doing nothing in particular or doing things at the spur of a moment; it doesn't matter as long as I have them around.

Jennifer's Thank You Note

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made my scholarship possible.  I am the fourth child in my family who has continued their education at a Wisconsin University since 2009.  This has definitely put a strain on my parents financially, so I am appreciative for anything that I can contribute to help them out.  They are so sincere in their wishes for us to get a good education, and my father currently has four jobs to help pay for this!  I promise to do well and make them proud of me.  Your generosity has not gone unnoticed and I will definitely pay it forward someday.  Thank you so much!

mikayla berge

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

I am very excited to meet new people. Oregon is not a very big town and I really like making new friends. I am also really excited to continue learning about my career field. I have always had a passion for animals, especially cows, and I am excited to keep learning things about them and to see the different things I can possibly do after graduation.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I love playing sports. I have played volleyball all through high school and have played softball since I was a little kid. I just really like to be active. I am also very involved with 4-H and FFA. I like to stay involved with my community and the agriculture in the area.

Mikayla's Thank You Note

I would like to say thank you for this incredible scholarship. As I will be paying for college on my own, this scholarship truly means a lot and will definitely help me in furthering my education and fulfilling my career goals. It is people like you who make things possible for students like me. I sincerely hope that my career in agriculture will help me to someday be able to pay this forward. I look forward to my future at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and thank you again for making it possible.

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