The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts were proud to present scholarships to four deserving students who exemplify the highest caliber of achievement in the arts. This year’s recipients are – CHOIR – Camden Jackson, son of Jeff and Pam Jackson; BAND – Ethan Winkler, son of David and Melissa Winkler; ART – Madeline Witt, daughter of Tom and Linda Witt, and DRAMA – Madison Pecha, daughter of Lori Carlisle and Monty Pecha.
The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts has been presenting scholarships to deserving high school students in the area schools for the past sixteen years and continues to promote the arts throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
Stephanie Peitersen, daughter of Dave and Lisa Peitersen, was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Lester and Rosemary Korbel Business Scholarship at Oconto Falls High School.
Stephanie has taken numerous business courses during her four years at OFHS, including Business Concepts, Personal Finance, and Career Success. She has also been an active Future Business Leaders of America member for the past four years, taking on leadership roles as Promotion chair in 2016-2017 and serving as President in 2017-2018. Through the volunteering opportunities offered through FBLA, Stephanie has donated over three hundred hours participating in FBLA events and has been the leader of the partnership with the local senior center for the past two years. In FBLA competitions, she has placed 1st at state two years in a row in the Partnership with a Business event and has been a two-time national qualifier. Last year, Stephanie placed an impressive 11th at Nationals. Stephanie plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to major in Psychology and Physician’s Assistant program.
The Lester and Rosemary Korbel Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize the tremendous dedication and commitment to excellence required in the field of Business Education. As the former teachers of the Business Education department at Oconto Falls High School for over 30 years, Lester and Rosemary dedicated their lives to the students at Oconto Falls High School, setting an exceptional high standard for business education students.