Poynette High School Fund

Shawn Elert

The most recent recipient of the Poynette High School Fund Scholarship is Shawn Elert. Read comments from Shawn below.

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

I can not wait to start my business classes for my future. The experience that I had during the tour was unlike any other tour because it was given to us from a current student, with a first hand view of the campus and how nice it was kept clean and a positive environment. I look forward to spend time on campus with other students participating in sports and study activities. I am looking forward to starting the next chapter in my life at UW-Platteville and making many new friends.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy going out hunting, camping, paintballing, boating and occasionally going fishing. One night of the week I spend in my family's shop working to restore old snowmobiles so that they able to be driven and enjoyed my family and friends on weekend and club rides. Another thing I enjoy doing is on Saturday I go out with friends to the local paintball field and play for the day then going out camping in the evening. Going up north to go visit family at their lake house is also very calming and peaceful with the woods and water.

Shawn's Thank You Note

This scholarship has helped me get one step closer to help pay for my education at UW-Platteville and not have to take student loans out for.  My graduating class has a large amount of advanced classmates so my class ranking is lower so I don't qualify for a lot of scholarships even though I have a high GPA.  I am very excited to start my education at UW-Platteville and this scholarship gave me the extra confidence to work harder to make you proud of me. Thank you.

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