Local students earn scholarships from Highland Community College


FREEPORT – The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to Highland students for the 2020-21 academic year.

This year’s winners are:

Eastland High School: Anastasia Matias, Irvin and Dorothy Seuring Memorial Scholarship; Benjamin Woessner, Chris and JR Kuberski Scholarship; Delana Erbsen, Harold D. Walkup Scholarship; Madie Gallentine, Eduard Buss Humanities/Social Science Scholarship; Tyler Metz, Forreston State Bank Scholarship, Mr. and Mrs. James Palmer Automotive Technology Scholarship; Stephen Reifsteck, Ken and Marien Stein Scholarship; Maddie Gallantine, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Jett Iske, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; MeredithJanssen, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Rebecca Kempel, Steven Moll Memoria Scholarship; Ira Markley, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Andrew McKenna, Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship; Stephen Reifstock, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Danielle Rush, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Ardijan Seferi, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Calista Smith, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship; Theodore Woessner, Steven Moll Memorial Scholarship

Forreston High School: Dalton Becker, Dr. & Mrs. Spencer K. Phillips Scholarship, Irvin and Dorothy Seuring Memorial Scholarship; Matthew Beltran, CollegeNow (HCC Foundation); Julianna Beltran, H.G. Kable Memorial Scholarship; Bailey Brooks, Dorothy Yates Nursing Scholarship; Paige Chamberlin, James Schneiderman Memorial Scholarship; Kolten Dorty, Mary Gregory Warthen Scholarship; Heidi Duitsman, Virginia Ames Cosmetology Scholarship; Megan Hagemann, Compeer Financial Agriculture Scholarship; Kayla Janssen, H.G. Kable Memorial Scholarship; Kaylee Kloster, Davis/Balluff Scholarship; Antonio Romero, Irvin and Dorothy Seuring Memorial Scholarship; Kolton Rudy, James Schneiderman Memorial Scholarship; Tannis Schultz, Irvin and Dorothy Seuring Memorial Scholarship; Aaron Wubbena, Eduard Buss Business and Technology Scholarship

Milledgeville High School: Cody VanDyke, Craig A. Wilson Agriculture Scholarship, Hobart Agriculture (Out-of-District) Scholarship

Polo High School: Olivia Hopkins, Dr. Neal and Flo Chapin Nursing Scholarship; Baylee Wiemken, Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

West Carroll High School: Hannah Kay Johnson, Steve Mihina Mathematics-Science Scholarship; Shane Houzenya, Buss Agriculture Extracurricular Scholarship. Craig A. Wilson Agriculture Scholarship

Pearl City: Amanda Baldauf, Dr. & Mrs. Spencer K. Phillips Scholarship; Korissa Blasing, Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation Nursing Scholarship, Women’s Education Fund Scholarship; Tyra Clark, Eduard Buss Natural Science & Health Scholarship; Mackenzie Endress, Betty and Roger Dornink Memorial Scholarship; Zander Endress, Charles Endress Memorial Scholarship; Lydia Lott, Eduard Buss Humanities-Social Science Scholarship, Stateline Area CrimeStoppers; Sydney Monks, Fredrick and Alice Kirkman Memorial Scholarship; Alayna Palmer, H.G. Kable Memorial Scholarship; Madyson Stephan, CollegeNow (HCCFoundation).

$8.5 million has been distributed to Highland students since the Foundation was formed. The first scholarships were awarded in 1963 for a total of $4,000. Some scholarships are based on merit and financial need; others are awarded to students based on high school attendance and field of study.

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