Sauk Prairie High School Fund

The most recent recipients of the Sauk Prairie High School Fund Scholarship are Elizabeth Yanke, Rebecca Radtke, Luke Stangl, Preston Pape, Parker Cicero, Jeran Baetz and Stephanie Frey. Read comments from Elizabeth, Luke, Preston, Parker, Jeran and Stephanie below.

Elizabeth Yanke

Elizabeth Yanke

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

At UW-Platteville, I am most excited about being able to join clubs around campus. While being in these clubs, I am also looking forward to meeting new people and creating new friendships along the way as I earn my education.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I have always been very involved in sports and they have been a big part of my life. In addition, I also enjoy working on my family's dairy farm. With working on the farm, I have also enjoyed showing dairy and beef at the county fair, and dairy at the state fair.

Elizabeth's Thank You Note

Thank you sponsors.   Thank you for your support to help me, as a part of the next generation, with my education. I look forward to learning, and applying, that knowledge in Wisconsin agriculture.  Without your help, this would be much more difficult. Thank you again.

Rebecca Radtke

Rebecca Radtke

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

I would have to say I am most excited about just getting the college experience in general.  I am thrilled to be meeting new people and getting to know the campus.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I really love to spend time with my family and my friends.  I also really enjoy the outdoors. I love doing things like snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Rebecca's Thank You Note

I am incredibly honored to be receiving this scholarship.  I really appreciate the fact that you are willing to help me pay for my education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and I cannot thank you enough!

Luke Stangl

Luke Stangl

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

Just going to college is huge for me. I can’t wait to be on my own and getting prepared for my future job. It is mind blowing to think about how close I am getting to a full time job.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I love being active. Since high school has come to an end, I will have to find different ways to stay active. I really enjoy being out doors and just having fun. I have a wide variety of activities that I do including: long boarding, karate, lacrosse, wrestling, and weight lifting.

Luke's Thank You Note

Thank you so much for the generous donation. I promise that your money will be well spent towards me becoming an engineer. I have wanted to become an engineer since I was very little so thank you for giving your resources to helping me achieve my goal.

Preston Pape

Preston Pape

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

I think it will be great to meet lots of new people who share the same career goals as me, as well as being able to move out of my parents house. I'm feel incredibly ready to move forward in life and I'm ready to experience the "real world". I'm thinking about trying out for the school track team, and I'll have to see what other opportunities exist.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy listening to (and trying to produce) music, modding the software on my phone, and really anything technical. I also like to go bowling, and I do I bit of gaming in my off time. I used to throw shot and discus in highschool along with football, and I may end up trying disc and shot again here at Platteville. My guilty pleasure is reading science blogs.

Preston's Thank You Note

Thank you for choosing me as the recipient of this great scholarship; it will help me pay my way through college alongside my jobs I'm currently working this summer and through the upcoming school years. Not everybody gets scholarships heading into college, and so I am honored to be among those selected for one. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Parker Cicero

Parker Cicero

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

I am most excited to meet new people, further my education, and have new experiences as I start this new chapter of my life at U.W Platteville.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I am interested in any science, especially meteorology, and cooking.  In my free time, I like to read and play frisbee golf.

Parker's Thank You Note

Thank you for choosing me out of all of my classmates to receive this scholarship.  I know the choice must have been hard.  Every bit helps in the quest to pay for college, and your generous donation will help me in my quest.

Jeran Baetz

Jeran Baetz

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

Classes, Clubs, Experiences, Stories ... I am most excited about moving on to the next stage of my life, meeting new people, and learning as much as possible.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy long boarding, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.

Jeran's Thank You Note

Thank you so much for helping me on my path to Civil Engineering. The support means so much as every bit of money helps.

Stephanie Frey

Stephanie Frey

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

I'm most excited about the experiences at UW-Platteville. I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new people, joining new clubs, and working hard towards my Pre-Veterinary Medicine Degree.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy playing tennis and softball. I love working with animals, and volunteering.

Stephanie's Thank You Note

I would like to thank everyone responsible for the Sauk Prairie Community Scholarship that was granted to me by the UW Platteville Scholarship Committee. I would also like to thank the donors that made this scholarship possible. I am looking forward to pursuing my Pre-Veterinary Medicine Degree. I'm very excited to use the funds towards my schooling and to become a part of the Platteville community very soon!

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