2015 Scholarship Winners and Essays

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Lyric Simonson, a 2015 Veterans For Peace scholarship winner from Riverdale High School in Muscoda.  Read her essay here.

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Shaeden Carlin, a 2015 Veterans For Peace scholarship winner from Boscobel High School.  Read her essay here.

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Jackie Culotta, a 2015 Veterans For Peace scholarship winner from Baraboo High School.  Read her essay here.

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Sydney Rabata, a 2015 Veterans For Peace scholarship winner from Baraboo High School.  Read her essay here.

Pictured are 15 Class of 2015 students at River Valley High School, Spring Green, who wrote essays titled “Why I Believe War Is Not the Answer” in the Veterans for Peace Chapter 25 scholarship contest. They represent 12 percent of the total graduating class. Scholarship recipient was Joe Meinholz, fifth from left. Other received certificates of appreciation from Veterans for Peace, and a chocolate Dove Bar as a consolation prize. From left to right: Allison Gibson, Ashtonn Wahljohnson, Taylor Bettinger, Kayla Hackl, Meinholz, Jessica Sipes, Lydia Ishmael, Claire Kaukl, Taylor Genthe, Alexis Reutten, Abigail Korenchan, Hayley Cromie-Stettler, Paige Bailey, Alyssa Wastlick, and Michael Honer.

Pictured are 15 Class of 2015 students at River Valley High School, Spring Green, who wrote essays titled “Why I Believe War Is Not the Answer” in the Veterans for Peace Chapter 25 scholarship contest. They represent 12 percent of the total graduating class. Scholarship recipient was Joe Meinholz, fifth from left. Other received certificates of appreciation from Veterans for Peace, and a chocolate Dove Bar as a consolation prize. From left to right: Allison Gibson, Ashtonn Wahljohnson, Taylor Bettinger, Kayla Hackl, Meinholz, Jessica Sipes, Lydia Ishmael, Claire Kaukl, Taylor Genthe, Alexis Reutten, Abigail Korenchan, Hayley Cromie-Stettler, Paige Bailey, Alyssa Wastlick, and Michael Honer.  Read Joe’s essay here.

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Zach Dressler, a 2015 Veterans For Peace scholarship winner from Dodgeville High School.  Read his essay here.

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Jose Hernandez, Madison West High School senior, is the winner of the 2015 James Allen Peace Scholarship. Hernandez submitted the winning essay and receives a $1,200 scholarship to attend Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) this fall. He is focused on liberal studies, with a transfer to a 4-year institution to complete work in a social work or related field. This is the seventh year an award have been made to a Madison public high school senior. A total of six other rural high school scholarships were also awarded this spring. The Chapter is grateful for supplemental grant funding from the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capital Times, for scholarship assistance in 2015.  Read his essay here.

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