The 2014 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship and Initiative Scholarship winners have been announced.
Karie Blemke, a James Williams Middle School (JWMS) teacher, was a recipient of this fellowship, while Destiny Baitinger, a Rhinelander High School student, was named as an Initiative Scholar.
Fellowship recipients are chosen for their ability to inspire a love of learning in students, ability to motivate others and for leadership and service within and outside the classroom.
Fellowship recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, and representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS) and regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA).
Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have demonstrated initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.