Oak Creek High School Fund

The most recent recipient of the Oak Creek High School Fund Scholarship is Kristin Fakler. Read comments from Kristin below.

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

I have lived in the same suburban community all of my life.  I love my neighbors that I see often and I love my friends that I have gone to school with for the last 12 years.  I am excited about breaking out of my secure environment and venturing into a college experience.

My goal for college is to get an education in what I love to do, which deals with the environment.  I also hope to join clubs with students that have the same interests that I do.  Also I hope to join intramural sports to meet friends, which is always exciting.

Platteville is a great school I see myself branching off from my home to attend and start my like as young, confident adult.  Platteville is a beautiful area of Wisconsin. It is very different from my home in Milwaukee, near lake Michigan.  Graduating from Platteville is an exciting goal I plan to achieve.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

When I am not reading or doing school projects, I enjoy painting and drawing.   I have a number of animal prints that I drew in my high school classes.   Other interests I have had are softball.  I played in our city’s Little League for 6 years.  I have played volleyball at our middle school and high school from 5th grade to 10th grade.

I am interested in helping other people.  I have been involved in my church’s youth mission group for the past four years.  The first year I joined this group, we sent to New York to help people and rescue animals after hurricane Sandy. We stayed in a church basement while we helped get food to residents who lost their house in the hurricane. I have been involved with our local Girl Scout troop for 10 years.  Our troop is active with assisting local animal organizations.  I also have helped organize group events.

Another hobby I have is rescuing animals. I assisted my scout troop in making birdhouses for a local park.  I helped organize a trip to a local cat shelter.  We cleaned cages, fed the cats and played with them.  I enjoyed the cats so much that I went back to the shelter and brought home two unwanted cats.  One is a year-old stray tom cat, the other is a kitten that was in a cat-hoarder’s house.    Both cats, like people, are thriving in a loving, secure environment. 

Kristin's Thank You Note

A goal of mine is to attend an amazing college and learn about the environment so I can work and make an impact in my community.  I look forward to working with people and the environment. I personally would like to thank the donors that have made going to college a possibility for me.  It means a lot to be able to attend UW Platteville.

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