Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction awards $30,000 in scholarships

Wisconsin State Farmer


Gov. Scott Walker congratulates the winners of the Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarships. $30,000 in scholarship monies were awarded this year.

WEST ALLIS –  Twenty-even youth from around Wisconsin shared in $30,000 worth of scholarships from the 2018 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.

Following a round of interviews, the Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation awarded five $2000 awards, six $1500 awards, six $1000 scholarships and ten $500 scholarships to the successful candidates.  Governor Scott Walker presented the scholarship recipients with a certificate of recognition during the Governor’s Auction on Wednesday, Aug. 8, prior to the auction at the Wisconsin State Fair. 

This year’s top scholarships were awarded to Claire Hawthorne, Westby; Ben Kronberg; Milton; Hannah Olson, Berlin; Emily Pintens, Dallas; and Hannah Tremaine, Oconomowoc.

Receiving $1500 scholarships are Kauy Fargo, Barneveld; Natalee Lynd, Janesville; Lauren May, Mineral Point; Brady Meudt, Whitewater; Rachel Moseley, Osseo;and Jessica Noble, Burlington.

The $1000 winners are Cole Chapman, Dalton; RaeAnna Johnston, Milltown; Madison Katzenberger, Monroe; Erica Kinnard, Menomonie; Grace Link, Deerfield and Taylor Schaefer, Franksville. 

Rounding out the recipients were the $500 scholarship winners, Briana Arnold, Black Creek; Seth Bartlet, West Bend; Mariah Calkins, Sun Prairie; Jack Edwards, Colfax; Tyler Ellsworth, Elkhorn; Leona Meyer, Fredonia; Kassandra Palzkill, Mineral Point; Sarah Riemer, Mequon; Martina Schulz, Arpin and Auretta Wittkopf, Pewaukee. 

Given on an annual basis, the recipients are recognized for their leadership skills, academic achievements, accomplishments as Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors and potential as future contributors to the livestock industry.  The awards are used to assist them with their educational expenses. 

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation manages the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction to provide a platform for enhancing and strengthening the agriculture community of Wisconsin, and to foster better understanding of the agriculture industry throughout our society.