Roncalli High School Fund
The most recent recipient of the Roncalli High School Fund Scholarship is Luke Meidl. Read comments from Luke below.
What are you most excited about starting or experiencing at UW-Platteville?
I am looking forward to the classes offered in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. I intend to pursue a degree in Horticulture. The School of Agriculture at UW-Platteville will offer a comfortably sized environment. The greenhouse and university farm will offer great learning opportunities with real hands-on learning experiences. I also excited to build close relationships with students.
What interests and/or hobbies do you have?
There are many positive life experiences, talents and interests that I will be bringing to UW-Platteville. The most influential experiences are those of growing up and helping on my grandparent’s family farm and on our hobby farm. Both environments have surrounded me with family members who have strong work ethics and admirable values. It was through these early childhood years that I developed a love of nature, crops, gardening, flowers and trees. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge by working side by side with my dad, aunts, uncles and cousins. They have taught me much about plants and crops, in addition to the vast life lessons. My enjoyment for growing was further enhanced by my elderly neighbor, Kenny, who helped me start gardening. He has since passed, but his legacy of growing a bountiful garden has been passed on to me. I have an acre garden that I enjoy tending to. We are able to have enough potatoes, c arrots and onions to eat all year long. To satisfy my desire to learn more about gardening, I sought employment at Hartman's Greenhouse. I have worked there since the spring of 2013 and love working with plants and learning all the different methods to growing them. I enjoy interacting with the customers and answering their questions. Since early childhood, I have ice skated and played pond hockey. I like helping people learn to skate at the Manitowoc Ice Center. I would enjoy being on a team at Platteville. Your campus swimming pool would allow for lap swimming that I have done at our local YMCA. Another sport that I am involved in is white water kayaking. I am willing to bring my experience with this activity to campus for an extracurricular day trip, if possible.
Luke's Thank You Note
UW-Platteville is my #1 university of choice. I have dreams of owning and operating my own greenhouse one day. Your university is where it will all start. Thank you for your donation to the University of Wisconsin Platteville.