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The most recent recipients of the Platteville High School Fund Scholarship are Abigail McDermott, Alexis Hale, Austin Loeffelholz, Austin Moss, Bailey Hellwig, David Drefcinski, Jenna Faber, Krisstina Dietterich, Liam Gavin, Macy Johnson, Melissa Kaiser, Phillip Patakos and Rachel Leuder. Read comments from Abigail, Alexis, Austin L, Austin M, Bailey, David, Jenna, Krisstina, Liam, Macy, Melissa, Phillip and Rachel below.

abigail mcdermott

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

I am excited to experience the classes, clubs, and make new friends while I am at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I am interested in French, art, and writing.

Abigail's Thank You Note

Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the Platteville High School Community Scholarship. The scholarship will aid me in attaining my Art Education degree.

alexis hale

Recipient of the Platteville High School Fund Scholarship.

austin loeffelholz

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

Meeting new people, participating in the intramurals, and the whole college experience overall is what I am excited about for when I attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

Any type of hunting or outdoor activity is what I enjoy as a hobby or interest.

Austin's Thank You Note

Thank you for granting me this scholarship! I know it will greatly impact my life, and help me pay for my college education.

austin moss

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

I went to State Solo and Ensemble with a quartet and because I enjoyed choir so much my vocal teacher inspired me to pursue choir as one of my electives. I look forward to all of my classes, but I am excited to still have an opportunity to sing. I am interested in learning about other clubs and activities on campus as well.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I love track, swimming and cross country. I have enjoyed my four years at Platteville High School, but I am looking forward to continuing my education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and will be proud to be a Pioneer.

Austin's Thank You Note

My parents are divorced and I wasn't sure if I would be able to afford college. I have a full-time summer job and I plan on earning as much as I can this summer, but the scholarship will help me so much. I truly appreciate the generosity of the donors. Thank you for your time and effort to provide scholarships to students such as myself.

bailey hellwig

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

I'm excited to experience the whole college experience from getting to know new people, to participating in classroom or group activities. The learning new things is also something I am excited to experience.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I have an interest in reading books. I am also interested in fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

Bailey's Thank You Note

I am very thankful for your contribution to my education. I appreciate you supporting me in this way. Thank you again!

david drefcinski

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

I'm most excited about taking this huge step. It's going to be a big change, but I am up for the challenge. Also, I'm looking forward to meeting new people especially within the Catholic Newman Community. I’m majoring in Building Construction Management and I can't wait to start the associated classes. I have heard that with this major you build a house! It's all going to be new and different than anything that I have done in the past and I know that it’s a ton of work but I can’t wait to begin it.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy being outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. Also, I love the Boy Scouts and I'm proud to be an Eagle Scout. I'm also working at a Boy Scout camp in the summer to teach younger people the skills and values that I have learned over the years. I also enjoy helping out in my community, especially at St. Mary Catholic Church, serving mass, helping with fundraisers, or working on projects. Furthermore, I like participating in sports like cross country, swimming and track.

David's Thank You Note

Dear University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation, thank you so much for the scholarship! This money will help me tremendously with paying for college and I really do appreciate all that you do for the community. Throughout my years of middle and high school I have really focused on doing lots of community service and giving back to the community because it has taught me so many valuable lessons and skills. I hope that after receiving my degree in Construction at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I can do more for the community and help make it stronger.

jenna faber

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

I'm very excited to meet new people and get involved on campus, as well as take classes that I find personally interesting.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I read and write in most of my free time.  I also exercise frequently and hunt with my father when I can.  I'm excited to take up another foreign language in college because I am very fascinated with different cultures and languages around the world, and I hope to travel to several countries.

Jenna's Thank You Note

I sincerely appreciate the money that the University of Wisconsin-Platteville donors provide for students like me.  Their donations make getting an education much easier and any amount helps exponentially.  To the donors, I extend my sincerest thanks for your help in this opportunity for my education.

krisstina dietterich

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

I'm very interested in meeting new people and opening new doors in my mind and my life. I want to learn about other cultures and backgrounds. I am also interested in human rights groups/ clubs and meeting people with similar political and social mindsets as myself

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I have never been much for sports, though I enjoy writing a great deal. Specifically, I enjoy poetry. This past year I was exposed to Forensics for the first time (my previous high school did not have it) and I have loved it. It has been very exciting to perform my own work in front of so many people and receive critique on my speaking, as spoken word is my favorite poetry type.  

Krisstina's Thank You Note

Dear donors, Thank you greatly for making this scholarship possible. My mother and I only recently started living together and her taking on the role of "single mom" has not been easy. It has been a struggle for the both of us and any amount helps a great deal. Again, thank you.

liam gavin

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

I most excited about taking new classes and meeting new people, as well as joining interesting clubs.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I especially enjoy parkouring or freerunning in my spare time.

Liam's Thank You Note

Thank you the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation so much for this scholarship. This will definitely help me when I attend school this fall! Thank you again.

macy johnson

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

I am most excited about meeting new people, making new friends, and just overall being in a whole new environment.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I like to hang out with friends, and family, and listen to music. Also, I love playing soccer and volleyball.

Macy's Thank You Note

Dear the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation, thank you very much for awarding me with this scholarship!  I appreciate you helping me pay for college!  I am undecided in what I will be going into, but I am thinking about majoring in Business.  Thank you again for this scholarship, it truly means a lot!

Melissa Kaiser

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

I can’t wait to experience the classes, all of the clubs, and the good community at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I  enjoy playing soccer and I especially love watching all different kinds of sports.

Melissa's Thank You Note

I am writing to thank you for your generous Platteville High School Community Scholarship. I was happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. In the fall I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to obtain a degree in accounting and having your assistance will help me get started in furthering my education. Thank you again for your generosity and support. I hope one day I will be able to help others achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

phillip patakos

Recipient of the Platteville High School Fund Scholarship.

rachel lueder

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

I'm excited to begin the Pre-Nursing program here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  I'm also excited to be able to live on campus in the dorms.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I absolutely love music and theater. I've played the violin for eight years, the guitar for two years, and the tenor saxophone for two years.  I've always enjoyed acting, and I have been involved in my high school’s productions every year.  I hope to continue with that interest in college.  Art is another hobby of mine; I loving drawing and painting.

Rachel's Thank You Note

I would like to meaningfully express my gratitude to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as well as its donors who are now involved in helping me further my education.  This scholarship will not only benefit me financially, but academically as well.

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