Two area high school students have received $3,000 awards from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
Saafia Masoom, a senior at Platteville High School, was named a Kohl Foundation Excellence Scholar. Teagan Friederick, a senior at Potosi High School, was named a Kohl Foundation Initiative Scholar.
Excellence Scholarship recipients demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond. Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by retired U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. To date the foundation has awarded $10.2 million to Wisconsin educators, students, and schools.
“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” said Kohl. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students, teachers, and principals and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future.”
Masoom and Friederick will be honored at a luncheon at Sun Prairie High School April 9. Kennedy Lee of Fennimore High School and Jacquelyn Moseley of Darlington High School also received Excellence Scholarships. Hunter Aide of Highland High School, Dylan Crook of Kickapoo High School, Brady Fernette of Seneca High School and Linzie Wiegel of Benton High School also received Initiative Scholarships.