Following is a list of all new scholarships presented by the Sauk Prairie
Foundation for Academic Excellence in May 2011. THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONES. WE
SINCERELY APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT AND DEDICATION TO CONTINUING
EDUCATION FOR OUR SAUK PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS.
NEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Deborah Carlson was a life-long artist and taught art in the Sauk
Prairie Schools, primarily at Sauk Prairie Middle School, until
illness forced her early retirement in 2006. Deb died in 2010.
This beloved teacher had a special quality and passion for both
art and teaching art. She guided and mentored many students to
further their art education after high school and, for some, into
art, graphic design and related careers. This scholarship is
intended for SPHS graduating seniors who have excelled in the
middle school and/or high school art programs or pursuing a
career in the arts. This scholarship is also partially funded by
Today’s Women. Deb was instrumental in founding both Today’s
Women and their Cow Chip Art Fair.
DEBORAH CARLSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Robert “Bob” Enge was a Sauk Prairie area native who was a graduate
of Prairie du Sac High School in 1931. A college graduate, Bob taught at
Oconomowoc and then returned home to teach here. He became the
“first” Sauk Prairie Middle School Principle and served in that capacity
until 1979 when he retired. He was highly admired as an educator and
as an administrator. Bob was very active in the community in service
clubs such as the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club and the Lions Club, to
name a few. Bob gave a great deal to his community. Bob had a love of
music, singing in church choirs as well as the local singing group, The
Hilltoppers. He was also an avid sports fan. Robert Enge was a “one of a
kind” man, well-rounded, had a great witty sense of humor, was sensitive
to the needs of others, a dedicated father and husband and a wonderful
friend. Bob made his mark in the Sauk Prairie community that continues
on in the people he touched throughout his life.
BOB ENGE MEMORIAL
Tyler Mazerek graduated from Sauk Prairie High
School in 2009. He was killed in a truck accident on
December 2, 2010. He enjoyed tennis and played
tennis all four years in high school. We would like this
memorial given to a senior tennis player who is
seeking a higher education. This scholarship is given
by his father, Dale Wachter, and his family.
TYLER MAZEREK MEMORIAL
Linda Schoepp was a lifelong resident of the
Sauk Prairie School District. She was the
secretary of the Student Services Director for
30 years. Linda was a strong advocate for
students for all learning abilities. Linda believed
that all students could succeed with the proper
guidance. This scholarship will be awarded to a
student who chooses a continuing education
path in a technical college or a training
LINDA SCHOEPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
NEW BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION
These two scholarships are being offered by the Morning
Basketball Players, with matching funds provided by Ballweg
Dealerships. Tom Andres and Cliff Thompson started the morning
basketball program in the 1990’s, and it has become a great
fitness program for any community member who wishes to
participate. Tom and Cliff are excellent role models for students to
emulate as they pursue their educations and careers. They
exemplify positive attitudes, consideration of others, and
responsibility and dedication to our community as they pursue and
encourage performance excellence in others.
TOM ANDRES AND CLIFF THOMPSON TRIBUTE
MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO, A $2,000 DONATION WAS GIVEN TO
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY THE DEININGER FAMILY. THE TERMS OF THE
DEPOSIT HAVE NOW BEEN MET AND THE SAUK PRAIRIE SCHOOL
BOARD HAS VOTED TO RELEASE THESE FUNDS TO THE SAUK PRAIRIE
FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN THE FORM OF A
THIS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE DUE TO THE GENEROSITY
OF THE SAUK PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. SEVERAL SAUK PRAIRIE
FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE CASH BOXES ARE PLACED
IN LOCAL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THANK YOU TO THE
SAUK PRAIRIE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
MERRIMAC MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1873
AND LODI MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY BEGAN IN 1877. AFTER
MORE THAN 130 YEARS, THE TWO COMPANIES WERE MERGED IN 2008
AND NOW OPERATE IN PRAIRIE DU SAC. “WITH THE MERGER, THE
COMPANY HOPES TO BETTER SERVICE THEIR POLICYHOLDERS WELL
INTO THE FUTURE.” ONE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE PROVIDED TO A
GRADUATE PURSUING FURTHER EDUCATION.
Merrimac Lodi Mutual Insurance Company
THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS GIVEN ON BEHALF OF THE CLASS OF 1982.
THESE FORMER SAUK PRAIRIE STUDENTS FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THEIR
SCHOOL, BEING ABLE TO GIVE BACK AND GIVE SOMEONE AN
OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.
SAUK PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1982
The single most significant key to
Sauk Prairie Foundation for
Academic Excellence’s success
has been the culture of giving and
support by businesses, civic
organizations, and individuals in
the Sauk Prairie area. This has
been exemplified by your
donations to the scholarship
program. On behalf of the
Foundation Board of Directors, we
extend our sincere appreciation for
your donations and support.
Following is a list of all current memorial and trust scholarships presented by the
Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence in May 2011. THANK YOU TO
ALL OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTORS!
EDWARD & MINNIE ACCOLA TRUST
This Scholarship is available to a student ranking in
the top eight of the graduating class. Character and
involvement of individual is to be considered.
EDWARD & MINNIE ACCOLA TRUST
Nick was born November 9, 1984 to Barbara and James R. (Cindy)
Anderson. He attended Sauk Prairie Schools and graduated with the
Class of 2003. He started working when he was 16 years old for
McFarlane Manufacturing. Nick found his calling in the Marines. On
January 18, 2005 Nick signed up with the Marines, was sent to boot
camp for 13 weeks in San Diego and graduated on April 15, 2005. He
was assigned to Kaneohe Bay Base in Hawaii. On January 8, 2006, he
was deployed to Eastern Afghanistan as a machine gunner on a
humvee. While on patrol on April 13, 2006, Nick’s convoy maneuvered
into defensive position to engage a suspicious vehicle. Nick’s driver lost
control of the humvee and rolled over causing Nick’s death. Nick also
loved to fish, hunt, hang out with friends and family and he loved riding
his motorcycle. In memory of Nick, two general scholarships will be
NICK ANDERSON MEMORIAL
Wilbur C. Beach was the long-time
administrator at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital
for 30 years and was especially interested in
nursing education. This scholarship will be for
a student who volunteered his/her time in the
healthcare field and/or will be majoring in
medicine, with a preference for nursing.
Wilbur C. Beach Memorial
Mary Ann Bye moved to the Sauk Prairie area with her husband
Don and their family in 1982. Prior to her death in 1996, she was
very active in Sauk Prairie Community activities, particularly the
Sauk Prairie Hospital Auxiliary. An advocate of the life-long
importance of educational opportunities for all, she felt that one of
her most rewarding activities was the time spent over many years
tutoring students in the learning disability resource center at Sauk
Prairie High School. Preference for this scholarship will be given
to a student who has volunteered in the community and/or tutored
Mary Ann Bye Memorial
Jamie Carlson graduated in 1980 from Sauk Prairie High School and was
attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the time of his death in a car
accident. He was very active in the athletic program of Sauk Prairie High School
and was an outstanding high jumper. His parents, Dr. Haakon and Janice
Carlson, established this award to be given to a student who supports or
participates in athletics and is planning a medical career.
The members of the senior class in secret ballot select the recipient, after the
class officers and the high school principal, acting as a nominating committee,
place not more than five candidates in contention.
Nominees should demonstrate:
1. Consistent high standards of scholarship.
2. Strongly encourage and/or participate in school athletic programs.
3. Consistently demonstrate a concern for current and future well-being and growth in the
JAMIE CARLSON TRUST
This scholarship is named in honor of W.J.
“Schimmel” Coenen, the former owner of
Spellman Monument Co. Mr. Coenen passed
away in 1998. This scholarship is to be awarded
to a high-achieving senior who has a minimum
GPA of 3.0, who has excelled in the middle
school and/or high school art programs and/or is
pursuing a secondary education in the field of art
or design, with a two- or four-year degree
W.J. “SCHIMMEL” COENEN MEMORIAL (FORMERLY THE
SPELLMAN MONUMENT COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP)
PRESENTED BY THE SAUK PRAIRIE THEATRE GUILD
MERCEDES COX WAS THE GUIDING SPIRIT OF THE SAUK
PRAIRIE THEATRE GUILD SINCE ITS FOUNDING AS RIVERSIDE
PLAYERS THEATRE IN 1991
HER LONG YEARS OF SUPPORT AND HER BELIEF IN PROVIDING THESE KINDS OF EXPERIENCES TO OUR
YOUTH ARE REFLECTED IN OUR OFFERING OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP. THE SAUK PRAIRIE THEATRE GUILD
PROMOTES COMMUNITY THEATRE AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE PRODUCTION OF COMMUNITY THEATRE.
THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS TO BE PROVIDED TO A QUALIFYING, GRADUATING SENIOR PURSUING A CAREER IN
THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, BE IT IN ACTING, SINGING, DANCING, DIRECTING, WRITING, DESIGN,
PRODUCTION OR OTHER TECHNICAL FIELDS, THROUGH ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OR
TECHNICIAL SCHOOL AND/OR INVOLVEMENT IN ONE OR MORE THEATRE GUILD PRODUCTIONS.
THE MERCEDES COX THEATRICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Allan Cramer grew up on a farm north of Prairie du Sac. He
graduated from Prairie du Sac High School and earned a
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the
Wisconsin State University—Platteville. He taught social
studies for over 30 years at Lake Geneva Junior High School.
As a testimonial of the excellent education he received at UW
Platteville, he bequeathed money to both Lake Geneva
Badger and Sauk Prairie High Schools with the income to
provide scholarships for students attending UW-Platteville.
This year two scholarships will be given.
ALLAN CRAMER MEMORIAL
The August Derleth Society presents this
scholarship in memory of our local author, August
Derleth. He was born in Sauk City in 1909 and died
on July 4, 1971. He was Wisconsin’s most prolific
writer, completing over 150 books in his lifetime.
Preference will be given to a student majoring in
writing, journalism or English literature.
AUGUST DERLETH SOCIETY MEMORIAL
Harry & Giselle Eichmann founded Universal Die and
Stampings 13 years after emigrating from Germany. They
wanted to pursue the “American Dream”, and always tried
new techniques in their business endeavors. In doing so,
they forever pursued to teach themselves new techniques,
business ways and survival. It was mandatory that their
children graduate from high school and continue to educate
themselves throughout their lives. They never forgot the
power the brain has and never failed to use it. Unfortunately,
Giselle passed away in 1995 and Harry in 1997. This general
scholarship is provided in their memory for a student with
motivation to enter a vocational field for a one or two year
HARRY & GISELLE EICHMANN MEMORIAL
Universal Die & Stampings, Inc.
Mary Feltz dedicated her life to the education
of children. She taught 5th grade in the Sauk
Prairie schools for more than 30 years. Mary
instilled a love for reading and writing in many
children. She was also a mentor to many
young teachers just beginning their careers.
This scholarship, given in loving memory of
Mary by her family, will be awarded to a
student interested in a career in elementary
MARY FELTZ MEMORIAL
Aaron was killed in an auto accident before he had the chance
to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. He was a very
talented writer and artist who respected every living thing.
Aaron was a very caring person who made everyone feel
special and important. This scholarship is provided through the
generosity of his many friends and family. Recipient should be
someone pursuing a career in art (commercial art, graphic arts)
through a technical school or college. The scholarship is based
on interest from a trust fund.
AARON J. FROSCH MEMORIAL
These memorial scholarships are provided by the Fuchs’
family, in memory of LeRoy and Dorothy Fuchs. They
owned Fuchs, Inc., a family-operated trucking business since
1955. As highly respected and prominent business people of
the Sauk Prairie area, they placed considerable value on the
future of the community. They were dedicated friends and
supporters of the FFA organization and the Wisconsin 4-H
program. Their lives evolved around family, friends, business
and a sincere interest in seeing others achieve their goals and
a genuine concern for the prosperity of the community.
Preference will be given to employees or child/grandchild of
employees. This year two scholarships will be offered.
LEROY & DOROTHY FUCHS MEMORIAL
Jon was a lifelong resident of Sauk Prairie and member of a
business family that included Gruber’s Furniture in Middleton and
a funeral home in Sauk Prairie. He was a dedicated family man
who loved people, and was very interested in his community and
in activities that enrich the development of mind and body. This
year three scholarships will be awarded from the trust fund his
family established to seniors entering a human service field
(funeral director, doctor, lawyer, social worker, psychiatrist,
psychologist, counselor, minister or priest).
JON J. GRUBER MEMORIAL
Alex Kohlman Gullickson was a 2008 graduate of Sauk
Prairie High School. He was pursuing a two-year degree at
Madison Area Technical College with plans to transfer into the
UW system. Alex was an outgoing, warm and friendly person
who was loved by his family and many friends and
classmates. Alex enjoyed art and his music, video games,
movies, four-wheeling and hanging with friends. He had been
a soccer player and snowboarder but he was most passionate
about his skateboarding. Alex did not have the chance to
fulfill his dreams or use his many talents. He was lost to us in
a traffic accident on January 13, 2009. This scholarship is
given in loving memory of Alex.
ALEX KOHLMAN GULLICKSON MEMORIAL
Ron Hart was a 1980 graduate of Sauk Prairie High
School and passed away after a motorcycle accident.
After school, he worked in the meat department at J&T,
a local grocery store. After graduation, he worked at a
meat market in Baraboo and was eventually able to buy
the business with a partner, naming it The Meat Market.
Ron was on the FFA Advisory council for Baraboo High
School. He was also an avid outdoorsman. The family
would like this scholarship to be awarded to a senior
who will be pursuing an education in one of the
following: dairy, agriculture or natural resources.
RON HART MEMORIAL
The family of Dave Hedgepath is honored to provide this
memorial scholarship to a senior baseball player. Dave was
just 51 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. He
passed away only four months later, on April 15, 2009. Family,
God and sports were three important parts of Dave’s life.
Baseball was his favorite sport—to play it when he was
younger and then to coach his son Steve’s baseball teams for
many years. He was an amazing coach and all his players
loved to come to practice and play games with Dave as their
coach. All three of Dave and Joyce’s children (Traci, Brandon
and Steve) attended and graduated from Sauk Prairie schools.
Joyce has been the attendance secretary since 1999.
DAVE HEDGEPATH MEMORIAL
Ryan Knickmeyer was a 1997 Sauk Prairie graduate. He died in October of
2005 after a battle with a rare form of cancer (thymic carcinoma). Ryan took
many AP courses and was an honor student and a 12-season athlete, playing
football/soccer, basketball, and baseball. He had the thrill of playing on the
1996 State Championship baseball team, and the 1996 and 1997 State
Runner-up basketball teams. He had the opportunity and honor of being the
assistant coach for the 2005 Sauk Prairie JV baseball team. It was a job he
enjoyed thoroughly! Ryan had nothing but praise for our Sauk Prairie Schools
in preparing him and other students for college. He attended UW-Madison
and graduated with a double major in English and History.
He was a sports editor for The Badger Herald at the time of his death. Ryan loved writing/journalism
and covering UW sporting events. He had a love for life, a thirst for learning, and a great sense of
humor. He had the opportunity to acquire a good college education. We hope this scholarship—
which is funded by a portion of the memorial money given by family and friends—will help a UW-
Baraboo student acquire a good post-high school education.
RYAN KNICKMEYER MEMORIAL
This award was established in 1998 to celebrate the life of Lori Lee Luck, who died on September 5,
1997 at the age of 40 after a courageous battle against angiosarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks blood
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Lori graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 1974. She earned an
undergraduate degree in consumer science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1978), an MBA
degree from George Washington University (1986), and she completed her certification as a Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1990. During her career, Lori held banking and finance-related positions at the
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC, and
the Chase Manhattan Bank, Marine Midland Bank and New York Life Worldwide Holding Company, all in
New York City.
Lori said she was going to get the most out of life that she could, a promise to herself that she kept even
during her courageous battle against cancer the last four years of her life. She enjoyed traveling, music,
nature, skiing, and trips home to visit her family in Wisconsin. In 1990, Lori married Donald Wenner and
they celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary just days before her death on September 5, 1997. The
2011 recipient will be in the top 5% of her class and attending a two or four year college and should be
involved in at least one extra-curricular activity and be active in community service .
LORI LEE LUCK (L3) MEMORIAL
This year there will be two scholarships
named in honor of Michael Maier who
was a wonderful son, husband, father,
carpenter and outdoorsman. The
scholarships will be awarded to students
majoring in business or natural
resources and attending technical or 4-
MICHAEL MAIER MEMORIAL/DORF HAUS
Provided by Sauk Prairie Education Association
This scholarship is named in honor of Jerry Martin. Jerry taught physical
education for 32 years in the Sauk Prairie School District. He was also very
involved in coaching. He started the wrestling program when first coming to the
area. Later in his career he coached football and boys basketball at the middle
school and varsity softball at the high school. He was very involved with the
summer recreation program for many years, other youth programs and the
choir at St. John’s Church. This scholarship is for a student with a 3.0 gpa or
above, an education major and with a preference for a district employee’s child.
JERRY MARTIN MEMORIAL
Chuck McFarlane will be remembered by many for his sense of humor, the
love for his family, dedication to his work, and of course, his refurbished cars
and tractors. He was a man with a twinkle in his eye and a vision in his
heart. Chuck took great pride in the McFarlane family business. Earl, his
father, began what now is McFarlanes’ Manufacturing in 1919. Along with
Earl, his sons, Bob, Jim and Chuck, devoted their lives to create a
successful company. Chuck’s allegiance to his customers, his appreciation
of his employees and his respect for the farmers provided the foundation for
his love and motivation to the McFarlane business.
Now being run by the third and fourth generations, McFarlanes’ continues to contribute to the life of the Sauk
Prairie area. Chuck and his wife Ruby enjoyed an active and happy life together for 54 years. They proudly raised
three children—Jean, Tom and Joan--all graduates of Sauk Prairie High School. Among many interests, Chuck
enjoyed restoring cars and tractors. Upon his retirement, Chuck created and restored more than 20 vintage cars
and tractors for his museum. Chuck also loved to travel but would always tell people that it was better in Sauk
Prairie, Wisconsin and that is where he loved to be most of all. That community-pride was reflected in the many
community service organizations he was involved in.
CHUCK MCFARLANE MEMORIAL
This scholarship is in
memory of R. Paul Meyer.
He succeeded his
grandfather in the family—
owned and operated
insurance agency, Meyer
As a native to Sauk Prairie, he had a passion for the local history and the progress of this
community. He was instrumental in the grassroots lobbying for the expansion of Highway 12 to four
lanes. He was an honest, hardworking man, both in business, in volunteering in the community,
local government and church. He is an example to live our lives for the benefit of others and not
just our own personal gain. This scholarship is preferably for a student majoring in business, an
active volunteer in school, community and/or his/her church.
R. Paul Meyer Memorial
The Rose and William Morrow Scholarship Trust was
established in 1984. It was established to aid Sauk Prairie
graduates who are residents of Merrimac. (If no qualified
applicant, the scholarship will be open to any graduate
continuing their education.) William (1906-1983) was a life
long resident of Merrimac, graduating from Merrimac High
School in 1925 with five others.
He was a milk hauler and common laborer. Rose lived in Merrimac from 1930-1985. She
was forced to leave school after sixth grade to help her father in raising her four siblings.
She and William were firm believers in education thus motivating their three children,
Joyce, Robert & Eugene to offer this scholarship. They were all Prairie du Sac High
School graduates in the early 1950’s and studied further at various universities.
WILLIAM & ROSE MORROW TRUST
Harold graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in the
1960’s and lived his entire life on his family’s farm. He never
married, but is survived by one sister, Mary. Mr. Mueller
loved country music and frequently traveled to Mount
Pleasant, Iowa for the town’s music festival. He loved
animals and particularly cats and dogs. Harold had a large
gun collection, as well as coin and tractor seat collections.
Thanks to his benevolence, numerous graduates will have
extra financial assistance helping them reach their academic
HAROLD E. MUELLER MEMORIAL
This scholarship is given in memory of Henry T. Mueller, M.D.,
Mathilda C. Mueller, Therese C Mueller, Frank X. Littel, Emma
Kuoni Littel and Otto H. & Dorothy T. Mueller. This scholarship
will be presented to a senior pursuing a degree in medicine,
dentistry, nursing, laboratory technology, x-ray technology,
physical therapy, dental technology or other health service field or
pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or mortuary science.
MUELLER & LITTEL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Lilyan and Alfred Ness were both born in 1912, and began their teaching careers in the 30’s. They
were married in 1947, and arrived in Prairie du Sac in 1948. They both taught until the spring of
1950, when Lilyan resigned to stay home with two children, Arthur and Kathryn. Alfred continued in
the Prairie du Sac system teaching various subjects and serving also as Assistant Superintendent
and later as Principal until the merger with the Sauk City School District. He continued with the
Sauk Prairie School District as the head of the Guidance Department until his death in 1967.
As a teacher, he taught a wide range of subjects, but his favorites were music and biology. He was
also active in drama, and directed many of the school plays of that period. As a counselor, he was
known for his kindness and genuine care for both the students and his co-workers.
Lilyan remained active as a substitute teacher until 1967, when she returned to full-time teaching
following Alfred’s death. She also taught a wide range of subjects from biology to Latin and English,
but her favorite was English. She promoted respect for the language and love of literature in her
classroom, and worked with many students in drama and forensics. She retired in 1975, but
remained active in the community and worked to maintain the standards and accreditation of the
school system. She never relaxed her standards, and insisted on correct English from her friends
LILYAN & ALFRED NESS MEMORIAL
and family in the years of her retirement until her death in 2001.
Presented by Merrimac Communications, Ltd.
Two general scholarships are given in memory of Clayton
John Olson (1969-1973), by parents, Bart and
Char. Clayton would have been a 1987 Sauk Prairie High
CLAY OLSON MEMORIAL
Harry B. Paul Jr. was a Business Education teacher and later
took correspondence courses to become a radio and television
repairman, ran his own business and also was a rural mail
carrier. This scholarship in honor of Harry B. Paul is for a senior
who will be pursuing a business or business education degree.
Roberta Paul was an elementary teacher for two years before
she married Harry Paul. She substitute taught for many years.
Roberta was very proud of being a teacher and was also a
wonderful mom and person. She was a graduate of Whitewater
State Teachers’ College. This scholarship in honor of Roberta
Paul is for a qualified senior who is pursuing a degree in
HARRY B. PAUL JR. AND ROBERTA PAUL
The Ploetz family feels Sauk Prairie has been good to them
including affording them the opportunity for additional
education. In return, they have taken this opportunity to
support the community by giving five general scholarships.
CHARLES J. PLOETZ FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Chris Ramsey Memorial Scholarship is an award in memory of Chris. Chris
was a 2008 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School. Chris had aphasia, which made
speaking and understanding language very difficult. Due to this disability, Chris
was a quiet person. However, Chris was a good athlete and found his niche in
swimming. He was on the Sauk Prairie Pool Sharks for three years, the
Mazomanie Barracudas for eight years and the Sauk Prairie High School Swim
Team. He worked really hard and competed at State in 2006 and 2007 on the 400.
Free Relay teams. Throughout his swimming career, Chris earned many medals and trophies for
his hard work and dedication to his teams and the sport of swimming Chris was a kind and
generous person. He helped many people during his life by donating his time and energy to
making other people’s lives better. Chris’ life was cut short at the age of 19, yet because of his
generosity, Chris again helped many people in his death through organ donation. This scholarship
is in memory of Chris’ generosity to people and his dedication to the sport of swimming. There will
be a preference for this award to be given to a senior who has been a member of the Sauk Prairie
High School Boys’ Swim Team for at least two years.
CHRIS RAMSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Three scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in honor of brothers Michael and
Andy Roelke, who both attended Sauk Prairie High School. One scholarship is for a
graduating senior who has participated in the soccer program at Sauk Prairie High School.
The second scholarship is for a graduating senior who has participated in the music program
at SPHS. And the third scholarship is for a SPHS senior entering the medical field. In
memory and in honor of both Michael and Andy, the family offers these scholarships.
Michael was a 15 year old when he was diagnosed with cancer and spent the remaining 18
months of his life trying to lead a normal life between the chemotherapy treatments and
multiple surgeries. He participated in marching band and also enjoyed playing Magic—the
Gathering. A week before his death, Mike had the opportunity to play the creator of the
game and actually beat him 2 out of 3 games. Michael was to have graduated in 2005. He
did not have enough time to take all the classes he wanted. Andy graduated from SPHS in
2003 and was attending UW-Milwaukee. He was looking forward to his third year at UW-
Milwaukee. Though a little uncertain of the future, he recognized the importance of
education. Tragically, Andy was killed in a motorcycle accident the summer before his junior
year at UW-Milwaukee. In high school, Andy played soccer, participated in marching band
and show choir for all four years, and he was also an honor student.
ROELKE BROTHERS’ SCHOLARSHIPS
The Schaffer Scholarship is The Art of Education . . .
given in loving memory of . . . is to continue to grow
Helen & Lindon Schaffer by as long as you live
their grandchildren, David, Every moment brings its lesson.
Katie, Betsy, and Mark Bender. Every person is a teacher.
Helen and Lin persisted Grow in all directions.
through difficult economic Develop a desire for goodness,
circumstances to pursue An eagerness for knowledge,
education following high school A capacity for friendship,
in order to become a nurse and An appreciation for beauty,
a teacher. They believed that learning and helping others A concern for others,
enriches all of our lives. Preference for this scholarship Grow!
will be given to a student who is the first in her/his family Man is never finished.
to seek education beyond high school. Man never arrives.
Education never stops. - Unknown
Lorin Schoephoerster grew up on a farm west of Sauk Prairie and
attended Prairie du Sac High School graduating with honors in 1940. In
high school he was vice-president of the senior class, participated in choir,
oratory, was drum major and editor of the school newspaper. He
participated in four sports earning nine letters. After high school Mr.
Schoephoerster earned seven professional degrees, the first in 1944 from
Marquette followed by an MBA from UW-Madison in 1951. His last degree
was earned at age 65. During WWII he was commissioned a naval officer and assigned to an admiral’s
staff for the Atlantic fleet. During his career in insurance, he founded the Society of Insurance Research
and was executive editor of two national publications. After retirement he resided in Columbus, Ohio until
his death in January of 2004. Lorin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lillian, of 58 years in
November of 2002. They are survived by three children: Douglas, Linda and Christine. This scholarship
will be awarded in Lorin Schoephoerster’s name to a senior from annual interest generated by the trust he
has established. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the top 10% of the 2011 senior class,
involved in extra curricular activities and has volunteered in the community. The scholarship is to be used
toward the tuition of any accredited four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree.
LORIN SCHOEPHOERSTER TRUST
Dan & Chris Schoepp have established this scholarship in
memory of their infant son Jeffrey. They had hoped he would
contribute to the family construction business, Do-All
Construction, but he never had the chance. They would like to
help someone going into the building trades field or if no
candidate in that field, a hockey player would be their preference.
JEFFREY DANIEL SCHOEPP MEMORIAL
Three general scholarships, each have been established in loving memory of
Mary Doyle-Schwarz, R.J. Schwarz and Don G. Schwarz. Mary taught
English at the Prairie du Sac High School from 1922-1931. She married R.J.
Schwarz in 1932. R.J. and Mary were the owners of Schwarz Insurance
Agency. R.J. started this agency in 1923 and operated it from their home in
Prairie du Sac. Mary was born in Bancroft, IA in 1899 and died in 1957. R.J.
was born in the township of West Point in 1899 and died in 1976. The
Schwarz’s had three children: Donald, Robert and Mary Ann. Ray’s sons
entered the insurance business and successfully expanded their business
throughout southcentral Wisconsin. Don was born in Prairie du Sac in 1933
and died in August 2007.
Three of Don’s five children, Brian, Tom and Kathy presently own and operate
SCHWARZ INSURANCE FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/ IN MEMORY OF
MARY DOYLE-SCHWARZ, RAYMOND J. SCHWARZ AND DON G. SCHWARZ
Diane Slaney was a Sauk County Sheriff who loved her job.
She was a 1987 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, who
excelled in sports. Diane lettered in volleyball, softball and
basketball. Basketball was her favorite sport, and she won
many contests with her free throw shots. She competed during
half time at a UW Badger men’s basketball game and a
Milwaukee Bucks game. Diane was also MVP and Captain of
the basketball team. After graduation, Diane attended MATC for
police science, where she also played basketball.
DIANE SLANEY MEMORIAL
Leslie and Lilah Sprechers’ interest in agriculture
led them to establish this trust to assist students
entering the UW Farm Short Course, the Power
Equipment program at a Wisconsin technical
school, or a student entering an agricultural field
LESLIE & LILAH SPRECHER TRUST
LaVerne was an agriculture teacher for 38
years, 28 of these years at Sauk Prairie. He
was an avid supporter of the many Sauk Prairie
high school activities and the area agricultural
programs. His family has established this
scholarship to be given to a student who has
been active in agriculture classes in high school
and is furthering his/her education in the
LAVERNE STUCKEY MEMORIAL
Tom Tarnutzer grew up in the Sauk Prairie area and
graduated in the first merged Prairie du Sac/Sauk City
Class of 1964. He was a businessman involved in the auto
industry his entire life. Tom was an avid supporter of athletic
and music programs. He had several passions, including
team sports and children. A scholarship is being given to a
senior as a tribute to Tom’s spirit. The recipient should be
involved in at least one extracurricular activity and should
also be involved in community activities. The recipient
should show outstanding effort and a commitment to
THOMAS TARNUTZER MEMORIAL
This scholarship is available to a graduate pursuing a
career in elementary education. Marian Van Loenen
was an outstanding educator, principal of Grand
Avenue Elementary School for many years and a long-
time employee of the Sauk Prairie School District. She
was active in civic affairs and was respected by
students and staff. She died suddenly on May 13,
1980. This award was established by her husband
Robert to encourage a student to pursue elementary
MARIAN VAN LOENEN MEMORIAL
Wayne was a custodian at the
Middle School for 13 years and
mentored several students,
especially those in need. He had
a special rapport with them and
he would be proud to have this
memorial in his name. This
scholarship is being awarded to a
deserving student who is in need
of funding and will be pursuing a
WAYNE WHEELER MEMORIAL
Keith Witwen was born in Witwen, WI in 1925. He was in World War II and
after he came home he graduated from The University of Wisconsin as a
pharmacist. He owned various pharmacies in Sauk City throughout the years,
including Witwen Drugs. Keith’s four children (Steve, Mark, Jodi and Gregg)
are all graduates of Sauk Prairie High School. He was very involved in the
community and was a member of the school board. He lived on Spruce Street
for 50 years and passed away in 2007 at Maplewood Nursing Home. His
children feel he would be very proud for a SPHS graduate to receive college
funds to help with his/her education. Our family’s preference for this
scholarship is for a promising pharmacist to receive the funds.
KEITH WITWEN PHARMACEUTICAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Bob Wollersheim Memorial Scholarship has
been offered in loving memory of Bob Wollersheim. Bob
was a Renaissance Man—he was a brilliant learner, a
traveler, an accomplished trumpet player, an electrical
engineer, and a pioneer in the Wisconsin winemaking
industry. Bob was a graduate of Electrical Engineering
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later
became a professor at UW-Madison. During his time as
a professor, he was involved in NASA’s Hubble Space
Telescope program. Preference for this scholarship will
be for a student planning on majoring in engineering.
BOB WOLLERSHEIM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This general scholarship is presented in memory of Emily
Ziesmer who lived in the town of Denzer for many years and
farmed with her husband Elmer. Although the couple was
childless, Emily had a deep love for children and enjoyed baby-
sitting. She firmly believed that quality education was one of the
keys to a rich and full life.
EMILY ZIESMER MEMORIAL
At Ace Sauk Prairie, we strive to sell American-made high quality
products. We also recognize, as citizens of Wisconsin, that we enjoy high
quality and diversity in our environmental surroundings. Therefore, we
offer a scholarship to the student with the greatest potential to contribute
to our American economy or Wisconsin environment through enrollment in
engineering and/or environmental or wildlife management. If no student is
planning to enter one of those fields, the scholarship will be given to a
Ace Sauk Prairie and River’s Edge Mall wish to recognize the efforts of
our staff in providing personal and professional customer service. A
second scholarship will be awarded with a preference to a SPHS senior
employed or whose parents are employed by Ace Sauk Prairie, River’s
Edge Cards, Crafts, & Collectibles, Cayuse Saddle Shop or Wilderness
Fish & Game.
ACE SAUK PRAIRIE
An American Legion Post #167 scholarship is
given in memory of the legionnaires who
passed away in the past year. The recipient
will be a son/daughter or
grandson/granddaughter of an honorably
discharged veteran of the U.S. Military
Service. The scholarship this year is given
in memory of legion members who passed
away in 2010: Eugene Barber, Robert Enge
and Lyle Sprecher.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post #167
scholarship has the same criteria as required by
the American Legion (above).
AMERICAN LEGION POST #167
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST #167
Four scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who attended
Badger Girls State (BGS) or Badger Boys State (BBS) and are
planning to further their education.
Students who participated in the BGS or BBS activity were selected
upon characteristics of honesty, good moral character,
cooperativeness, leadership and participation in extra-curricular
activities. These scholarships are presented by Mary Walz, a
teacher at Sauk Prairie High School. Ms. Walz attended BGS in
1983 and has since become a volunteer counselor for the BGS
BADGER STATE DELEGATES
Ballweg’s has made it our #1 priority to ensure that every customer is 100%
satisfied with each visit to our facilities. Whether it is sales, service, or parts, we
will always apply the principles of trust, honesty, respect, integrity and commitment.
Two scholarships, general in nature, are awarded to students pursuing their
education beyond high school.
BALLWEG FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS
The Bank of Prairie du Sac is a locally owned
community bank with locations in Prairie du Sac
and Sauk City. Rated as one of the strongest banks
in Wisconsin, the bank features personal & business
banking, commercial lending, mortgages, home equity, agricultural,
construction & lot loans, refinancing and a full range of deposit
products. This local bank provides eight scholarships
each for qualifying students.
BANK OF PRAIRIE DU SAC
One scholarship is awarded to a qualifying graduate furthering his/her
education at a 4 year college in business or agriculture, a gpa of 3.0 or higher,
with preference to a student, parent(s) or grandparent(s) who is a client.
Community Business Bank is an independent community bank serving the
financial needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Sauk, Dane and
Columbia counties. Founded in 1994, at its main location in Sauk City, CBB
now has branches in Lodi and DeForest. It was the first community bank in
Wisconsin to be chartered outside a metropolitan area and is led by one of the
nation’s top women bankers, Debra R. Lins.
COMMUNITY BUSINESS BANK
Consumer’s Co-op is the predominant supplier of quality Cenex and Mobil petroleum products in
the Sauk Prairie area. We deliver gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and LP gas to more than 2,000 rural
customers, and operate three Cenex and two Mobil convenience stores in the Sauk Prairie and
Plain communities. We service your automotive and truck needs through our Good Year Automotive
Center on Highway 12, Sauk City, as well as at the Plain Cenex on Highway 23, Plain. Our heating
and cooling department, Good & Fast Heating & Air Repair, features reliable Trane equipment, as
well as a complete line of accessory brands, and services them all with experienced technicians.
Having been in business since 1927, many of you have grown up with Consumers Co-op products
heating your homes, powering your cars, trucks and farm equipment. As such, we are proud to offer
three scholarships: two in an agriculture-related field and one in a general post-secondary
CONSUMERS CO-OP OIL COMPANY
At Culver’s, we firmly believe in the importance of
business and education working together. We
teach business skills, as well as life skills. It is our
pleasure to award two scholarships.
Culver’s Frozen Custard will award one scholarship with a preference for
a student who is a team member at a Culver’s restaurant. A second
scholarship from Culver Franchising System Incorporated goes to a
student entering the foodservice or hospitality industry. If there is no
student entering this field, a general scholarship will be awarded.
CULVER’S FROZEN CUSTARD/CULVER
FRANCHISING SYSTEM INC. (CFSI)
Since 1993, Culver’s VIP Foundation has helped
students further their dreams toward attending a
college or technical school. Two general scholarships
are presented this year.
CULVER’S VIP FOUNDATION
First United Church of Christ wants to honor
educational achievement and encourage
continuing education for the young people
who are members of their congregation. One
scholarship will be given this year with
preference to a senior member of the church.
FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
FREY CONSTRUCTION IS “YOUR SOURCE FOR
QUICK AND PAINLESS HOME IMPROVEMENTS.”
ONE SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE TO A QUALIFYING
STUDENT CONTINUING HIS/HER EDUCATION
BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL, PREFERABLY IN A
Frey Construction & Home Improvement, LLC
“The place for steaks and so
much more!” Two scholarships,
general in nature, are to be
provided to qualifying high
school students aspiring to
continue their education.
Preference will be given to
HASHEIDER IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF
ONLY 2% OF THE NATION’S ROOFING CONTRACTORS AS A
MASTER ELITE CONTRACTOR FOR GAF, PREFERRED
CONTRACTOR FOR OWENS CORNING AND OTHERS. THIS
MEANS TOP QUALITY WORKMANSHIP AND SERVICE,
EXTENDED WARRANTIES, AND MANUFACTURER’S ON-SITE
INSPECTIONS. HASHEIDER IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS
SCHOLARSHIP TO A GRADUATING SENIOR PURSUING AN
EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL, PREFERABLY IN THE
HASHEIDER ROOFING & SIDING
This scholarship is to be presented to a
senior entering the field of natural resources
and/or wildlife management.
HONEY CREEK ROD & GUN CLUB
Kayser has been serving the automotive
needs of area residents since 1925. Kayser
makes this scholarship available to a
qualifying graduating senior who attends a
college, university or technical school.
Preference will be given to those students
pursuing a career in the automotive
KAYSER CHRYSLER CENTER, INC.
Herbert H Kohl Charities Inc.
This scholarship is one of many charities that our
Wisconsin senator donates to through his non-profit, tax
exempt charity. This general scholarship is for a Sauk
Prairie High School senior attending an accredited four-
year college or university.
HERBERT H. KOHL CHARITIES, INC.
Kraemer Brothers, Inc. is a general contractor
specializing in the commercial and manufacturing
building trade. This family-owned business was
established in 1948 and has been involved in many
local building projects throughout the Sauk Prairie
and southwestern Wisconsin area.
Kraemer Brothers, Inc. employs many Sauk Prairie natives and this scholarship
was developed to attest to their true commitment to quality-continued education
for local area students. This scholarship is general in nature and will be
awarded to a qualifying student eager to further their education beyond high
KRAEMER BROTHERS, INC.
Charlie’s Lakeside Country Store started in Merrimac in 1989. It is “your one-
stop shop for everything you need.” Charlie’s has an amazing selection of
many products. Please stop in . A general scholarship is available to a
qualified graduating senior pursuing further education.
LAKESIDE COUNTRY STORE/SAUK PRAIRIE
LIQUOR/DBA CHARLIE FUCHS
“If you play golf in Wisconsin, you owe it to yourself
to try Lake Wisconsin Country Club, one of the
most special courses in Southern Wisconsin.” This
scholarship from The Dairyland Open, is general in
nature and available to a qualified, graduating
senior. Preference is given to an employee or a
child/grandchild of a member.
LAKE WI COUNTRY CLUB – DAIRYLAND OPEN
Lenz Bus Company is offering this
scholarship to a Sauk Prairie High
School graduate for use toward
expenses at a technical, two-year or
LENZ BUS COMPANY, INC.
Founded in 1847, M&I Marshall &
Ilsley Bank is the largest
Wisconsin-based bank, with 192
offices throughout the state. A
scholarship is available to a
qualified student desiring to pursue
his/her education beyond high
school with preference to an
Maplewood of Sauk Prairie provides
extended-stay nursing care to seniors with
varying levels of disabilities in Sauk City.
One scholarship will be given to a senior with a preference for
someone majoring in the healthcare field. Preference will also be
given to someone who has given time (paid or unpaid) to the
McFarlane’s has been providing the machinery and supply needs of farmers since the early 1900’s.
McFarlane’s has since expanded into the hardware and structural steel fabricating business, in
addition to increasing distribution of the McFarlane Harrow through farm implement dealers
throughout the United States. McFarlane’s stresses quality and service in all products and services
provided. McFarlane’s therefore wants to help further the education of a Sauk Prairie High School
graduate who has demonstrated quality in their education and activities. Three scholarships will be
awarded this year: one scholarship is to be provided to a qualifying, graduating senior pursuing a
career through enrollment in college, university or technical school in agriculture, farm equipment
mechanics, engineering, drafting, or business and two general scholarships will be awarded.
MCFARLANE MANUFACTURING CO., INC
One scholarship is available to a qualified
graduating senior who lives in the
Merrimac Fire District. If no qualifying
student, then a graduating senior who is
entering the fire science field. If still no
student qualifies, then one scholarship,
general in nature is to be awarded.
MERRIMAC FIRE & RESCUE, INC.
YOUR FULL-LINE DEALER OF JOHN
DEERE, BOBCAT AND KUBOTA.
MID-STATE HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS
THE COMPANY HAS SPONSORED ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH THAT
ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE AGRICULTURE IN WISCONSIN. THIS
FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS NOW OPERATES SIX STORES IN FIVE
WISCONSIN COMMUNITIES. THE HANSON/FRODEL FAMILY ARE PROUD
TO OFFER THIS SCHOLARSHIP TO A SAUK PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL
SENIOR MAJORING IN AGRICULTURE.Y
“Milwaukee Valve Company has made a
commitment to being the best, most
responsive valve supplier in the industry, a
commitment to quality and service that
started over 100 years ago.”
One scholarship is available to a qualifying graduate entering the engineering
field, with one-half of the funds to be paid after proof of second semester
registration and a copy of first semester grades. If the student awarded the
scholarship maintains a 3.0 grade point average or better the first year, the
remaining half of initial scholarship will be offered to him/her for sophomore
MILWAUKEE VALVE COMPANY ENGINEERING
Todd is a 1977 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, presently a
local American Family Insurance representative, who wishes to
present a scholarship to a qualified graduating senior continuing
TODD PIEPER INSURANCE AGENCY
“At Prairie Clinic, our goal is to provide the best possible care for
our patients. The Prairie Clinic staff strives to work together as a
team to provide you with excellent health care in a friendly and
professional environment.” One scholarship will be awarded to a
Sauk Prairie high school senior studying for a degree in a medical
PRAIRIE CLINIC, S.C.
“A small family business established back in 1947 continues to offer reliable
quality workmanship to their customers in several phases of construction and
service needs…” Prairie Plumbing and Heating employs 30 full-time staff. Two
scholarships for each are available to qualifying students seeking to pursue
education beyond high school.
PRAIRIE PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.
RIVER ARTS, INC. PRESENTS A PERFORMING ARTS SERIES AND OFFERS
GALLERY EXHIBITS AT THE RIVER ARTS CENTER IN SAUK PRAIRIE,
WISCONSIN. THE GALLERY COMMITTEE WISHES TO SUPPORT A
STUDENT WHO DEMONSTRATES ARTISTIC PROMISE OR A DESIRE TO
PURSUE A CAREER IN THE ARTS BY GIVING A SCHOLARSHIP.
River Arts, Inc.
The Rotary Club is a member of Rotary
International. The Rotary club is a service
club that has established five general
scholarships for students attending any
accredited post-secondary facility.
ROTARY CLUB OF SAUK PRAIRIE
St. John’s Lutheran Church and its 1,200 members are part of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This scholarship is awarded to a qualified
graduating senior entering a human service field.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sani-Matic is a manufacturer of cleaning and sanitizing
equipment for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
The company is pleased to provide this general scholarship to a
Sauk Prairie High School senior.
This league, formed in 1975, involves adults in tennis
competition throughout the summer. The program
consists of several teams participating weekly in
singles or doubles events with a tournament to
complete the season. Part of the fees paid yearly by
participants help purchase equipment for the high
school tennis teams. Two students will each receive an
award this year—one male and one female player who
have been involved with the tennis team for most of
their high school career and have demonstrated
leadership, dedication, and team sportsmanship.
SAUK PRAIRIE ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE
David McFarlane of Bell, Moore
& Richter, S.C.
and Carlson, Koeck, Kirk &
One scholarship is available to a qualifying graduate reaching a
high level of academic achievement as well as achievement in
extra-curricular activities and involvement in community and civic
SAUK PRAIRIE ATTORNEYS
SAUK PRAIRIE BOWHUNTERS ARCHERY CLUB, FOUNDED IN THE EARLY
1970’S, IS LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE OF SAUK CITY. OUR MISSION IS TO
PROMOTE THE SPORT OF ARCHERY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
INCLUDING EDUCATIONAL TRAINING FOR LOCAL YOUTH. ONE
SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED TO A STUDENT MAJORING IN
CONSERVATION, BIOLOGY OR AGRONOMY.
SAUK PRAIRIE BOWHUNTERS, INC.
The Sauk Prairie Community Club was formed in
1936 as the Sauk City Men’s Club. It is the oldest
existing civic organization in the Sauk Prairie area.
In 1999 the name was changed to the Sauk Prairie Community Club as women were encouraged to
join. The focus of the group remains the same as originally intended, to encourage civic welfare in
the Sauk Prairie area, invest in the youth of our area, and promote the Sauk Prairie business
One of the club’s most successful fundraisers over the years has been the scholarship raffle, which
has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors of our community.
Permanent Community Club scholarships have been established in memory of former members
and educators: James McGuine, Carl Simonson, Bill Leahy and George Blanchard. The Sauk
Prairie Community Club presents a total of eight scholarships this year. Four scholarships are given
in memory of the above past members with close ties to education and four other scholarships are
presented as general scholarships.
SAUK PRAIRIE COMMUNITY CLUB
The Sauk Prairie Education Association is a
member of the South Central Education
Association, based in Baraboo. Two scholarships
are available with preference for one to the child of
a district employee furthering their study in any
field. The second scholarship will be awarded with
a preference to a student planning a career in
education. Both scholarships require minimum 3.0
SAUK PRAIRIE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Many of our donors contribute to our endowment fund rather than establishing
their own scholarships. A list of past contributors to the endowment fund is
available in the booklet. This year $7,375 total divided into several scholarships
will be awarded through the generosity of our present and past endowment
donors.Thank you to this year’s endowment fund contributors: Badger
Fabrication, Inc.; DeMars Plumbing; Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc.; Tools
of Marketing and Wyttenbach Meats, LLC.
SAUK PRAIRIE FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC
Sauk Prairie Harley Davidson is “a full
service, award winning Dealer with 17 Gold
Bar & Shield Awards under our belt.” Stop
in to see “The Dealer Who Cares”. This
scholarship will go to a student entering the
field of sales and/or business.
SAUK PRAIRIE HARLEY-DAVIDSON, INC.
SAUK PRAIRIE KIWANIS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1990. THEIR
“GOAL IS TO SERVE THE AREA’S CHILDREN BY SUPPORTING
PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE SAUK PRAIRIE MIDDLE SCHOOL
BUILDERS CLUB, THE SPMS PROGRAM “IMPROVE MY
AVERAGE”, THE SAUK PRAIRIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S
MOBILE MEALS PROGRAM, THE SAFE COMMUNITY
COALITION’S BICYCLE RODEO AND THE RELAY FOR LIFE
EVENT. TWO GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN TO
QUALIFYING SENIORS IN A TWO OR FOUR YEAR PROGRAM,
AND ONE OF THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS HAS BEEN MATCHED
BY WISCONSIN UPPER-MICHIGAN KIWANIS DISTRICT
SAUK PRAIRIE KIWANIS
Sauk Prairie Lions are members of Lions
International, the largest service club
organization in the world. The primary goal
of the Lions Club is to prevent blindness
within the community and the world. Four
scholarships are available to graduates
aspiring to higher education at a technical
school. These scholarships are general in
SAUK PRAIRIE LIONS CLUB
“Established in 1961, the Sauk Prairie Area Optimist
Club is a group of adults from a wide variety of
backgrounds and ages who recognize our civic
responsibilities and join together voluntarily in
thought and action for the good of our community.”
Two scholarships are available to graduates desiring
to further their education at a technical school.
SAUK PRAIRIE OPTIMIST CLUB
SAUK PRAIRIE ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF
AMERICA #1391 HAS CONTRIBUTED
TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE
COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT ITS
EXISTENCE. A MINIMUM TWO-YEAR
DEGREE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS
SAUK PRAIRIE ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF America #1391
These two scholarships are provided to graduating Sauk Prairie High School
seniors to assist with general post-secondary education. Sauk Prairie Today’s
Women is a civic organization that spun off from the Jaycees in the early 1980s.
One of their main fundraisers is the Art Fair held during the Cow Chip Festival
Labor Day weekend.
SAUK PRAIRIE TODAY’S WOMEN
Tools of Marketing provides these three scholarships to support
students pursuing an education in marketing or business. This
female-owned small local business supplies promotional products
for local businesses, organizations and events.
TOOLS OF MARKETING, INC.
Unity Health has been a local business as an HMO since 1983 and sells health
insurance to individual and business groups, as well as offering a Medicare
Supplement policy to people 65 years of age and older. We are pleased to
present a scholarship to a qualifying graduate desiring to pursue his/her
education in a health-related field, other than chiropractic care.
UNITY HEALTH INSURANCE
“Village Family Dental was established in 1966.” “At
Village Family Dental Associates our primary concern is
the dental health of our patients. We are proud to
provide the highest quality dental care in a family-based,
high-tech practice.” Two scholarships are available to
qualified graduates with first preference for education in
the dental field and second preference in the health field.
VILLAGE FAMILY DENTAL ASSOCIATES, S.C.
Wollersheim Winery is a family business
dedicated to agriculture and tourism and
wishes to promote the agriculture and
hospitality industries. First preference for these
two scholarships will be given to students
entering agriculture, business or pursuing a
career in the hospitality industry.
WOLLERSHEIM WINERY, INC.
This scholarship donor, a Sauk Prairie High School
graduate with a career in engineering and
management, firmly believes that education is the
true equalizer when it comes to professions and
success, and that careers in engineering are a great
means for women to expand themselves into the
workforce. This scholarship will be for a female
majoring in engineering.
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING (WIN)
This scholarship is for a Sauk Prairie High
School senior residing in Prairie du Sac, with
preference to a student majoring in the
electrical trade or electrical engineering at a
school in Wisconsin , Michigan or Iowa .
WPPI hopes to increase awareness of public
power, to give something back to the
community and contribute to educational
WPPI/VILLAGE OF PRAIRIE DU SAC PUBLIC POWER
In addition to providing money for specific scholarships, a number of contributions have
been presented to the Foundation in the form of endowments. These funds are
administered by the Foundation and may provide additional scholarships at the
discretion of the Foundation. When a scholarship of this type is provided, it will be
presented under the name of the Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence.
THANK YOU ENDOWMENT FUND
Please see a list of this year’s endowment contributors in the booklet under Sauk Prairie
Foundation for Academic Excellence scholarship listing. Anyone wishing to make a
contribution to the endowment fund (or a scholarship donation) may do so by sending a
check payable to the Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence Fund, 105 9th
St., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. Please indicate on your check if this is an endowment
contribution or a scholarship contribution. Or please see our website at spffae.org for
more scholarship information and printing a donor form. Thank you.