Whitewater High Student, Matthew Lucht, earns Ag Scholarship

Matthew Lucht with presenter Warin Behselich.

The Jefferson County Agri-Business Club awarded nine scholarships to area youth pursuing a college education at their recent meeting, including one to Whitewater High student, Matthew Lucht.

Matthew Lucht attends Whitewater High School. He is an FFA officer, was on the Dairy Products and Meats judging team, and was on the Parliamentary Procedure team. He earned his Wisconsin State FFA Degree. He played baseball and basketball in high school, as well as legion baseball the past two years. He has participated in three mission trips with his church group.

He was President of his 4-H club. Matt exhibited market lambs at the Jefferson County Fair as part of his FFA project, and beef, sheep, and goats through 4-H.

Matt has earned money by mowing lawns in the area and working at Pleasant Valley Acres where he picked produce, loaded it, and prepared it for distribution.

Matthew plans to attend UW-Platteville majoring in mechanical/environmental/agricultural engineering.

Applicants must be planning a career in agriculture, be active in FFA and other high school activities, as well as community organizations. They must also show proof of employment, have strong academic marks and express financial need. Scholarship applications are judged by the club’s youth committee.


Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship Awarded to WHS Students

Brandon Hageli and Jakob Gmur

Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Brandon Hageli and Jakob Gmur have each won a Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship valued at $6,750.

Brandon and Jakob earned the highest level of proficiency in Career & Technical Education subjects.  Brandon will be attending Blackhawk Technical College and will be studying to become a Diesel Mechanic.  Jakob will be attending Milwaukee Area Technical College and will be studying Landscape Design Technology, CAD, Landscape Horticulture and Business Management.

Congratulations Brandon and Jakob!

Kiwanis and Culver’s Give $1,000 Scholarship

Culver’s of Whitewater and the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club recently presented a scholarship of $1,000 to Nicole Alt, a 2017 graduate of Whitewater High School. She is a student at Gateway Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Nursing.  The scholarship combines the funds raised at a Culver’s Night for a Kiwanis fundraiser with a matching donation by Kiwanis.
Kiwanis Treasurer Rick Norman said, “We would like to thank the Whitewater community for supporting this project.”
The next Culver’s and Kiwanis fundraiser will be April 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when a percentage of sales will be donated by Culver’s toward the scholarship, and matched by Kiwanis.
Left to right: Kiwanis Treasurer Rick Norman, Culver’s Owner Jon Laundrie, Scholarship Recipient Nicole Alt; General Manager Dylan Weimer, and Ed Schweitzer of Kiwanis.


Fort HealthCare is offering scholarships totaling over $25,000 for the 2017-18 academic year to students pursuing careers in healthcare.

Candidates must be residents of Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater. Scholarships are being offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners, Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Students interested in applying can complete an application online at www.FortHealthCare.com/scholarships.  Applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible by completing ONE online application.

Applications are due by April 2, 2017.

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