kiwanis scholarships

Downtown Kiwanis Club members stand with scholarship winners. From left are club president Melissa Loebach, Aubriana Maedke, Kiwanis Foundation president Ron Frederick, Crystal DiBiase, Katherine Baker and Kiwanis Foundation treasurer David Singer. Benjamin Abrahmson was not available for the photo.

The “Downtown” Kiwanis Club and its nonprofit arm, the Kiwanis Foundation of Metropolitan Kenosha, announced the 2019 scholarship winners at its annual Academic Excellence & Musical Achievement Awards Luncheon held at Gateway Technical College May 1. The winners:

Aubriana Maedke, Indian Trail High School and Academy, will receive the Harvey Elmer Scholarship of $750. She plans to attend Carthage College or Marquette University, pursuing a social policy major. She hopes to be an education center director or community organizer.

Crystal DiBiase, St Joseph Catholic Academy, will receive the Frank Vilen Scholarship of $1,250. She plans to study pre-med in college, attend medical school and become an obstetrician.

Benjamin Abrahamson, Bradford High School, is the Russell & Claire Huber Scholarship recipient of $1,500. He plans to attend the University of Minnesota and hopes to become a speech therapist.

Katherine Baker, Bradford, is the Paul Jaeger Key Club Scholarship winner of $2,000. She hopes to become a certified nursing assistant, with the ultimate goal of becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

The recipients were selected from a field of 37 applicants based on academics, extracurricular activities and community service.

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