More than $1 million in scholarships and grants awarded to DDHS graduates

Maggie Sirkman accepts the $10,000 Bohn Family Leadership Scholarship from Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bohn at the conclusion of the scholarship awards portion of the 2015 DDHS Graduation Ceremony. Click pic for more graduation night photos in our gallery.

DELAVAN — Members of the Delavan-Darien High School graduating Class of 2015 has a significant start when it comes to financing post-secondary educations, with more than $1 million awarded to graduates.

Thirty-five of the school’s top 38 academically-ranked students all got at least one local scholarship award. The Delavan-Darien Foundation awarded $64,000 in scholarships to 39 students. The total local scholarship amount from 123 area scholarships, including Foundation-managed awards, was $148,500, going to 62 total students.

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Including nearly $865,000 in other awards and grants from outside the area, graduates were awarded $1,167,280 for their continuing educations (local and non-local scholarships). The local scholarship recipients included:

  • Kalan Welch, American Legion Award Post 95, $1,000;
  • Mikayla Farley, American Legion Aux Award Unit 450, $300;
  • Madison Stronach, American Legion Aux Award Unit 95, $750;
  • Nicholas Ward, American Legion Aux Award Unit 95, $750;
  • Jaret Garcia, Aurora Health Care Award, $1,000;
  • Michael Kirkpatrick, Darien Fire Department-Dennis Doering, $250;
  • Helen Bourgeois, Lynda Cooper Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Alonzo Ortiz, Darien Women’s Club, $500;
  • Macie Hill, Darien Women’s Club, $500;
  • Madison Stronach, Darien Women’s Club, $500;
  • Leticia Rizo, Delavan Lioness Club, $1,000;
  • Madison Stronach, Delavan Lions Club, $1,000;
  • Katherine Froncek, Delavan Lions Club, $1,000;
  • Bradley Schultz, Delavan Lions Club, $1,000;
  • Leticia Rizo, Delavan Lions Club, $1,000;
  • Emily Zugay, Delavan Soccer Club, $350;
  • Luis Perez, Delavan Soccer Club, $350;
  • Jacob Scheff, Delavan Youth Football Scholarship, $500;
  • Kalan Welch, Delavan Youth Football Scholarship, $500;
  • Bebheann Conlin, Delavan-Darien Education Association Award, $1,000;
  • Emily Zugay, Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Mary Sibilski, Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Kyle Lefel, Delavan-Darien Gridiron Club, $1,000;
  • Jesse Collins, Delavan-Darien Gridiron Club, $1,000;
  • Alexander Grover, Delavan-Darien Booster Club Award, $1,000;
  • Emily Zugay, Delavan-Darien Booster Club Award, $1,000;
  • Emily Zugay, Delavan-Darien Masonic Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Katherine Froncek, Delavan-Darien Masonic Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Kyle Lefel, Delavan-Darien Optimist Club, $1,000;
  • Benjamin Logterman, Delavan-Darien Rotary Club (2 YEAR), $1,000;
  • Madison Stronach, Delavan-Darien Rotary Club (4 YEAR), $1,000;
  • Carter Schwarz, Delavan-Darien Youth Wrestling Club, $500;
  • Bebheann Conlin, Elkorn Chemical-Mary Ann Butler Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Gabrielle Edwards, Fairfield Grange, $1000;
  • Rebecca Corning, Fairfield Grange, $1,000;
  • Amanda Lee, FFA Alumni Scholarship, $750;
  • Madison Stronach, FFA Alumni Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Kyle Zomer, FFA Alumni Scholarship, $500;
  • Kyle Zomer, FFA: Andy Brovold Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Madison Stronach, FFA: Dick Hummel Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Madison Stronach, FFA: Josh Yates Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Brooke Boss, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Stephanie Madura, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Jaret Garcia, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Ariel Young, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Nicholas Ward, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Rebecca Corning, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Taylor Carmain, Kay Waelti Memorial, $500;
  • Alexander Grover, Dora S. Arthur Financial Aid Fund, $500;
  • Emily Breytung, Florence Dunwiddie Memorial Fund, $500;
  • Andrew Pierson, Jacqueline Yanke Memorial, $300;
  • Rebecca Corning, Vincent James Agius Memorial, $300;
  • Andrew Pierson, Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Scholarship, $3,000;
  • William McPherson, Jeremiah Millard Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Timothy Clark, Lakeland Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship, $2,000;
  • Vanessa Rosales, National School Orchestra Association, $500;
  • Sarah Garnica, Robert Labonne Scholarship, $400;
  • Macie Hill, Sherry L. Rozell Memorial Award, $500;
  • Madison Stronach, Sherry L. Rozell Memorial Award, $500;
  • Justin Brown, SPX Flow Technology, Delavan Operations Scholarship, $5,000;
  • Rebecca Corning, Piggly Wiggly, $1,000;
  • Jacob Scheff, Carrie Schuknecht Scholarship, $500;
  • Maxwell Grover, Elks Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Katrina Venema, Elks Scholarship, $500;
  • Madison Stronach, Elks Scholarship, $500;
  • Andrew Pierson, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Priya Patel, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Sarah Hardwick, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Dana Truckenbrod, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Helen Bourgeois, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Jacob Scheff, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Alonzo Ortiz, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Mitchell Strom, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Simeon Ploeger, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Samuel Seitz, Delavan-Darien Foundation Memorial Awards, $1,000;
  • Aaron Wojciechowski, Delavan-Darien Foundation Award, $250;
  • Nicholas Duerig, Delavan-Darien Foundation Award, $250;
  • Katrina Venema, Delavan-Darien Foundation Award, $250;
  • Abigail Sprigler, William L. Fleck Memorial Scholarship, $1000;
  • Macie Hill, Stephanie Roherty Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Kalan Welch, Stephanie Roherty Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Benjamin Logterman, Jason M. Sterken Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Leticia Rizo, Jim Santy Community Service Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Emily Zugay, Mike & Carol Murphy Family Scholarship, $2,500;
  • Leticia Rizo, First Generation Dream Scholarship, $2,000;
  • Leticia Rizo, Patrick Schmitt Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Mia Villarreal, Cinco de Mayo, $500;
  • Emily Breytung, Nanette Nicolay Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Helen Bourgeois, The David N. Austin Memorial, $1,000;
  • Amanda Huerta, Robert Torrenga Memorial, $300;
  • Harsh Mehta, Robert Torrenga Memorial, $300;
  • Benjamin Logterman, Michael J. Dillner Memorial Award, $750;
  • Dana Truckenbrod, Walworth State Bank, $1,000;
  • Kyle Krueger, Town Bank, $2,000;
  • Amanda Huerta, Town Bank, $2,000;
  • Madison Stronach, Darien Corn Festival/Chuck & Su Brown Award, $1,000;
  • Alisha Ford, Burdette W. Holt Memorial, $250;
  • Leticia Rizo, Charles Wileman Memorial, $750;
  • Leticia Rizo, Claude & Kathryn Davis Family Scholarship, $4,000;
  • Cindy Crawford, Don Edmunds Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Robert Benzon, Doug Kahl Memorial Scholarship, $800;
  • Sarah Hardwick, Eugene Schmig Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Alexander Grover, Gene Shreves Awards, $2,000;
  • Jasmine Perez, Howard Knapp Award, $600;
  • Priya Patel, Irvin C. and Harriett B. Llewellyn Award, $1,000;
  • Katherine Jones, Irvin C. and Harriett B. Llewellyn Award, $1,000;
  • Amanda Lee, Kathleen Frederick Reader Memorial Award, $1,000;
  • Helen Bourgeois, McGinnis Education Award, $1,000;
  • Rodrigo Mendoza, Merlin Moser Award, $1,000;
  • Phuong Dang, Merlin Moser Award, $1,000;
  • Rodrigo Mendoza, Richard McClellan Smith Memorial Award, $500;
  • Bebheann Conlin, Robert Michael Koval Memorial Award, $500;
  • Jesse Collins, Wallace Zimmerman Memorial Award, $1,000;
  • Aaron Wojciechowski, William Boone Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Nicholas Duerig, William Boone Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Sarah Garnica, Zachary Butler Scholarship, $500;
  • Maxwell Grover, Benson Family Scholarship, $6,000;
  • Amanda Lee, Borg Foundation Achievement Scholarship, $4,000;
  • Adam Drefs, George W. Borg Foundation Inc. Science Scholarship, $8,000;
  • Madison Stronach, George W. Borg and Effie Borg Scholarship, $5,000;
  • Vanessa Rosales, George W. Bush and Effie Borg Scholarship, $5,000;
  • Mikayla Farley, Pentair Scholarship, $8,000;
  • Marguerite Sirkman, Bohn Family Leadership Scholarship, $10,000.

Non-Local Scholarships

  • Brooke Boss, Purdue North Central, $27,000;
  • Helen Bourgeois, St. Norbert College, $64,000;
  • Emily Breytung, Concordia Presidential Scholarship, $56,000
  • Emily Breytung, Concordia Music Scholarship, $2,000
  • Taylor Carmain, Olivet Nazarene University, $8,000;
  • Jesse Collins, President’s Scholarship, $14,000;
  • Jesse Collins, Lutheran Heritage, $4,000;
  • Nick Duerig, Honors Scholarship Valparaiso University, $52,000;
  • Nick Duerig, Alumni Grant Valparaiso University, $22,000;
  • Adam Drefs, Academic Excellence Scholar Estimated, $36,000;
  • Zitlalyk Garcia, Technical Excellence Scholar, $6,750;
  • Alexander Grover, St. Norbert College, $56,000;
  • Max Grover, Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (2015 Student of Integrity), $2,500;
  • Max Grover, Presidential Scholarship Valparaiso University, $104,000;
  • Sarah Hardwick, Pentair, $10,000;
  • Sarah Hardwick, Marquette University, $40,000;
  • Amanda Huerta, Carroll University, $12,000;
  • Katherine Jones, University of Northern Iowa Athletic Scholarship, $105,000;
  • Jaclyn Koenig, Marian University “St Mary Mollison Legacy Scholarship
  • Amanda Lee, Minnesota State University Moorhead (Honors Apprentice Scholarship), $20,000;
  • Amanda Lee, Academic Excellence Scholar Estimated, $36,000;
  • Kyle Lefel, Milwaukee School of Engineering, $137,780;
  • Ben Logterman, Walworth County ARC, $1,000;
  • Jacob Logterman, Milwaukee School of Engineering, $52,000;
  • Rodrigo Mendoza, UWEC – Freshman Academic Award Academic Excellence;
  • Alonzo Ortiz, Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, 80,000
  • Simeon Ploeger, Deans Scholarship/Calvin College, $7,000;
  • Vanessa Rosales, Marquette University, $65,000;
  • Dana Truckenbrod, St. Norbert College, $64,000;
  • Gabriela Villasana, Technical Excellence Scholar, $6,750.

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