Fort Atkinson High School seniors received more than $1.2 million in scholarships during the annual senior recognition and awards program Wednesday night.

A total of 73 seniors obtained scholarships totaling $1,239,362 including $412,736 from local sources and $826,626 from non-local contributors.

Most local and non-local scholarships are paid over a number of years. For the recipient to receive the entire amount, he or she must fulfill certain criteria throughout his or her college years, such as maintaining a specified gradepoint average, remaining in a specific academic program and/or reapplying for the award.

The following outlines all senior scholarships of which school officials were aware.

Leading recipients in overall dollars, Nolan Heussner picked up a total of $136,000 in scholarships Wednesday night.

The son of Ben and Trina Heussner, he plans to study music with a jazz performance emphasis at the Eastman School of Music in New York.

Heussner earned an $112,000 Eastman School of Music Artist Scholarship, a $16,000 Eastman School of Music McLaughlin Scholarship, and an $8,000 Stuart and Gladys Anhalt Memorial Scholarship.

Awards totaling $129,126 were presented to Martina Walling.

The daughter of Marty and Linda Walling, she earned a $78,426 University of Mississippi Academic Non-Resident Scholarship, $30,000 University of Mississippi Academic Merit Scholarship, $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship, $3,000 Francis F. Carnes Scholarship, $2,000 Fort Atkinson Community Credit Union Scholarship, $2,000 Jordan Arnold Vogel Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Summer Charity Concert Series Scholarship and $200 Elks MVS 2019 Scholarship.

She plans to attend the University of Mississippi and pursue the Early Entry Pharmacy program.

William Bethard earned scholarships totaling $108,000.

The son of Eric and Lisa Bethard, he plans to attend St. Norbert College in DePere and study physics.

He earned an $84,000 St. Norbert College Trustee Distinguished Scholarship. At the local level, he received a $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship, $4,000 Jerome Hake Engineering Scholarship, $3,500 Jason Dahnert Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 Robert G. Handeyside Scholarship-Fort HealthCare, a $1,500 Edward G. Wolff Memorial Scholarship and a $1,000 Ed Karrels Advanced Placement Computer Science Scholarship.

Nash Christian, the son of Brian and Amy Christian, netted a total of $98,500.

Christian plans to attend Central College in Iowa to triple major in History, German and International Politics.

He earned an $84,000 Central College Presidential Scholarship, $6,000 Central College German Scholarship, $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $1,500 Central College Trustee Scholarship, $1,000 Central College Journey Scholarship and a $1,000 Summer Charity Concert Series Scholarship.

Olivia Krapfl, the daughter of Jason and Carolyn Krapfl, was awarded scholarships totaling $92,000. She plans to attend Luther College in Iowa. Her course of study is as yet undecided.

She garnered an $80,000 Luther College Dean’s Scholarship, $8,000 Luther College Heartland Award Scholarship and a $4,000 Luther College Alumni Referral Scholarship.

Madison Hawkins, daughter of Dan and Lisa Hawkins, was presented a total of $72,250 in scholarships.

She plans to attend Carroll University to study nursing.

She garnered a $72,000 Charles Carroll Scholarship and a $250 Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship.

Dayne Sebranek, who plans to attend Quincy University in Illinois to study sports management, netted a total of $63,500 in scholarships.

The son of Ron and Dawn Sebranek, he picked up a $62,000 Quincy University LaVerna Scholarship, $1,000 Quincy University Franciscan Service Scholarship and a $500 Fort Atkinson Generals-Baseball Scholarship.

Kourtney Huppert, daughter of Troy and Carol Huppert, earned a total of $61,250 in scholarships.

She plans to pursue media studies in TV/radio production at Loras College in Iowa.

She received a $56,000 Loras College Columbia Scholarship, $4,800 Loras College Leadership Scholarship and a $450 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship.

Kassidy Ruud, daughter of Ron and Laurel Ruud, netted a total of $38,000 in scholarships.

She plans to study computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She picked up a $22,000 Walter and Louise Buell Merit Scholarship, $9,000 Academic Excellence Award, $6,000 UW-Stout Chancellor’s Scholarship and a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Audrey Shockman, daughter of Zachary and Carrie Shockman, received a $22,000 Walter and Louise Buell Merit Scholarship.

She plans to study conservation wildlife management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Katherine Lescohier picked up a $20,000 Joe Davies Scholarship.

Abigail Kucken was awarded a total of $19,600 in honors, including a $5,000 UW-Platteville Provost Excellence Scholarship, $5,000 Ben and Ada Hake Agricultural Scholarship, $3,000 Summer Charity Concert Series Scholarship, $2,000 James and Frances Luther Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 UW-Platteville David Ward Agricultural Scholarship, $1,000 UW-Platteville Academic Merit Scholarship, $800 Robert Ward Memorial Scholarship, $650 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship, $500 Arthur Regelein Memorial Scholarship, $400 Arnold and Katherine Cordes Endowment State FFA Scholarship and a $250 Optimist Club Scholarship.

Corinne Stoutenborough collected $19,500 in scholarships, including a $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship, $6,000 Winona State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship and a $500 Fort Atkinson General-Athletic Scholarship.

Aliyah Noh went home with five scholarships totaling $18,500 including an $8,000 UW-Whitewater Chancellor Scholar’s Award, $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $3,000 Dr. Sydney Weidemann Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship and a $1,000 Fred and Helen Rose Inspire-a-Dream Scholarship.

Laura Hametta tallied $17,000 in scholarships, including a $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship and a $5,000 UW-Madison Alumni Fort Atkinson Chapter/Pellegrin Scholarship.

Autumn Congdon picked up four scholarships totaling $16,750.

She received a $9,000 Academic Excellence Award, a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $2,000 Robert G. Handeyside Scholarship-Fort HealthCare and a $750 Victor and Ruth Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

Kailyn Schueller was awarded a total of $16,000 in scholarships, including a $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship and a $4,000 Jerome Hake Engineering Scholarship.

Five scholarships totaling $15,250 were presented to Benjamin Nelson.

He received a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $5,000 Make a Difference Scholarship, $3,000 Francis F. Carnes Scholarship, $2,000 UW-Madison Alumni Fort Atkinson Chapter/Pellegrin Scholarship and a $250 Eagle Scout and Gold Award Recognition Scholarship.

Jacquelyn Jensen went home with a total of $15,000 in scholarships.

She earned an $8,000 UW-Whitewater Chancellor Scholar’s Award, $2,500 Ardell Wiederhoeft Legacy Scholarship, $2,000 Lueder Financial Group Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship and a $1,000 Dr. James Russell-Athletic Scholarship.

Gabriel Lewis netted $14,700, including an $8,000 UW-Whitewater Chancellor Scholar’s Award, $3,500 Fort Atkinson Alumni Foundation Scholarship, $2,000 UW-Whitewater UW-Credit Union Scholarship and a $1,200 Science Matters Scholarship.

Five scholarships totaling $14,500 were presented to Annika Carter. She received a $6,000 UW-Stout Chancellor’s Scholarship, $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship, $1,250 Pagel Graphic Arts Scholarship and a $750 American Red Cross-Young Minds Scholarship.

Emmalee Buchta earned $13,736 in awards, including a $6,236 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church-Powers Scholarship, $4,000 Stella Heth Memorial-Vocational Scholarship, $1,500 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship, $1,000 Kiwanis Scholarship, $500 AVEDA Scholarship and a $500 Pete von Allmen Memorial Scholarship.

Honors totaling $13,000 were presented to Margaret Opperman. She earned a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $5,000 UW-Madison Alumni Fort Atkinson Chapter/Pellegrin Scholarship, $2,000 Summer Charity Concert Series Scholarship and a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Caryana Dominguez earned a total of $12,250 in honors. She received an $8,000 Stuart and Gladys Anhalt Memorial Scholarship, $2,500 David Veith Performing Arts Scholarship, $1,000 Fred and Helen Rose Inspire-a-Dream Scholarship and $750 Paul Frank Florine Post 166 of the American Legion Auxiliary-Music Scholarship.

A total of $11,000 in awards went to Katherine Brandl. She received a $6,750 Technical Excellence Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-Vocational Scholarship, $1,000 Lloyd Hake Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship, $1,000 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship and a $750 Paul Frank Florine Post 166 of the American Legion Auxiliary-Medical Scholarship.

Hannah Lemke picked up a total of $11,000 in gifts, including a $5,000 Ben and Ada Hake-Agricultural Scholarship, $2,000 James and Frances Luther Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Compeer Financial’s High School Senior Scholarship; $800 Robert Ward Memorial Scholarship, $650 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship, $550 UW-Platteville Fort Atkinson High School Community Scholarship and a $500 Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Scholarship.

Kate England received $10,500 in awards, including a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $2,500 Mary Dexheimer Gates Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 Therese and Dr. James Fitzpatrick-Educational Scholarship and $1,000 Ed Karrels-AP Computer Science Scholarship.

A total of $9,500 was awarded to Rachel Hamele. She received a $3,000 Francis F. Carnes Scholarship, $2,500 Florence Hake Memorial-Education Scholarship, $2,000 Isabelle Mathews-Educational Scholarship, $1,500 Unity Project Scholarship and a $500 Fort Atkinson Education Association Scholarship.

Caley Haas garnered $9,050 in honors, receiving a $5,000 Ben and Ada Hake-Agricultural Scholarship, $2,000 UW-Madison Alumni Fort Atkinson Chapter/Pellegrin Scholarship, $1,500 UW-Wisconsin Foundation-Wendall Smith Scholarship and $550 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship.

A total of $9,000 in awards went to Riley Koehler. He received a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship, $1,000 Dr. James Russell-Athletic Scholarship, $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship, $250 Eagle Scout and Gold Award Recognition Scholarship and $250 Fort Atkinson Youth Wrestling Club Inc. Scholarship.

Bailey Neujahr picked up $9,000 in honors Wednesday. She earned a $5,000 Juanita Schreiner Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 Fort Atkinson Thrift Shop and Jean Reich Memorial Scholarship and a $2,000 Kathleen Grabil Thorndike Scholarship.

A total of $7,550 was awarded to Robert Hernandez, including a $3,000 Lloyd Hake Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship, $2,000 Jesse Nowodzelski Memorial Scholarship, $1,300 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship and $1,250 Jones Dairy Farm Industrial Mechanics Scholarship.

Emily Jaeckel collected a total of $7,000 in honors, tallying a $5,000 Maurice and Clara Staller Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Fort HealthCare Partners High School Student Scholarship and $500 UW-Health-Fort Atkinson-Health Care Career Scholarship.

Haylee Miles was presented with a $6,750 Technical Excellence Scholarship.

A total of $6,000 was earned by Madelynn Evans, including a $5,000 Stella Heth Memorial Scholarship and $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Miranda Aalto picked up $5,800 in honors. She received a $2,000 UW-Madison Alumni Fort Atkinson Chapter/Pellegrin Scholarship, $2,000 UW-Madison Wisconsin Alumni Association Scholarship, $1,000 Jessica D. Holt Scholarship, $500 Butch Hiscox Memorial Scholarship and $300 Bob Horton Memorial Scholarship-Fort Atkinson Community Theatre (FACT).

Dalyn Reichert received $5,750 in awards. He collected a $5,000 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship and a $750 Hannah Church Memorial Scholarship.

A total of $5,500 was presented to Emily Ashland, including a $2,000 Edward G. Wolff Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Stella Heth Memorial-Vocational Scholarship, $1,000 Paul Frank Florine Post 166 of the American Legion-Natural Resource Conservation Scholarship and $1,000 Wisconservation Club-Leonard Brosig Scholarship.

Mariah Marowsky also took home $5,500 in honors, receiving a $5,000 Richard Noel Bingham Scholarship and a $500 Casey Ensweiler Scholarship

A $5,000 Stella Heth Memorial-University Scholarship was awarded to Rhiley Block.

Earning a total of $4,800 was Noah Voss, who picked up a $2,500 Wisconservation Club-Leonard Brosig Scholarship, $1,500 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship, $550 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship and $250 Optimist Club Scholarship.

Clarissa Gross collected $4,750 in honors, including a $3,500 UW-Madison Niedermeier Scholarship, $750 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship and $500 Jefferson County Farm Bureau Scholarship.

Joseph Hallock also netted a total of $4,750 in honors. He received a $3,000 Lloyd Hake Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship, $1,250 Jones Dairy Farm Industrial Mechanics Scholarship and $500 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship.

A total of $4,500 in awards went to Ernest Bos. He received a $3,500 Fort Atkinson Alumni Foundation Scholarship and a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Logan Lehmann collected $4,000 in honors, including a $3,000 Dr. Sydney Weidemann Memorial Scholarship and $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Sara Vander Mause took home a $4,000 Captain Wilbur Sundt-Kiwanis Scholarship.

Earning a $3,500 Fort Atkinson Alumni Foundation Scholarship was Danielle Frey.

A total of $3,500 also was awarded to Olivia Kees, including a $2,500 Florence Hake Memorial-Education Scholarship and $1,000 Dr. James Russell-Athletic Scholarship.

Also taking home $3,500 was Madelyn Lisius. She earned a $2,000 UW-Stout Promising Student Scholarship, $1,000 Fred and Helen Rose Inspire-a-Dream Scholarship and $500 Arlette and Gregory Sambs Scholarship for Agriculture Advancement.

Paige Berg was honored with a $3,000 Crossroads Scholarship.

Drew Hebbe also garnered $3,000 including a $2,500 Edward Hager Memorial Scholarship and $500 Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Scholarship.

Picking up a $2,500 Carol Jean Rowley Memorial Scholarship was Julio Andrade.

Alyssa Samson collected a $2,500 Florence Hake Memorial-Education Scholarship.

Collecting a $2,000 Tim Butts Memorial Scholarship was Jordan Flodin.

Nicole Gjertson brought home $2,000 in awards, including a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship and $1,000 Jake Meinert Memorial Scholarship.

Logan Nordness received a $2,000 Lloyd Hake Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship.

Bennett Wiedenhoeft netted a $2,000 Edward Hager Memorial Scholarship.

Julian Alvarado earned a $1,500 Fort Atkinson Vocational/Technical Scholarship.

Sidney Hebbe was presented with $1,400 in honors. She received a $1,000 UW-Platteville Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Scholarship and $400 FFA Alumni/FFA Scholarship.

Taking home $1,250 in honors Wednesday was Alyssa Meacham. She earned a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship and $250 Terra Staffing Services Scholarship.

Braeden Calvillo earned a $1,000 Dr. James Russell-Athletic Scholarship.

Gizett Garcia garnered a $1,000 Fred and Helen Rose Inspire-a-Dream Scholarship.

Victoria Gerrits received a $1,000 Medical Careers Scholarship.

Emily Kern took home a $1,000 “Anonymous” scholarship.

Garrett Rieger received a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.

Presented with a $750 Ed Winiarski Turn Around Award was Destiny Forcia.

Lexi Garant garnered a $500 Fort Atkinson Generals-Special Recognition Scholarship.

Elijah Gilson netted a $500 Butch Hiscox Memorial Scholarship.

Caitlin Horvatin was presented with a $500 Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Scholarship.

Jeremiah Mansavage received a $500 American Legion-Ward Scholarship.

Taking home a $500 Winona State University Academic Scholarship was Caiden Willkomm.

Louis Jones collected a $250 Fort Atkinson Youth Wrestling Club, Inc. Scholarship.

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