Herb Kohl Educational Foundation honors area students and school staff
By Gazette staff
MILWAUKEE – Over 300 recipients of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation organization’s 2023 Student Excellence and Initiative, Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards were announced on March 30, including some from the Stevens Point area.
Student Excellence and Initiative Scholarships of $10,000 are being awarded to 190 graduating high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, range of activity and leadership in their community.
Student Excellence recipients include Tahlia Moe, Stevens Point, Stevens Point Area Senior High School.
Student Initiative recipients include Brylea Eschenbauch, Amherst High School.
Teacher Fellowship awards of $6,000 are being presented to 100 teachers who were nominated for their leadership and service in and out of the classroom, as well as their ability to inspire and motivate their students.
Principal Leadership awards of $6,000 will be given to 16 principals for setting high standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to best serve the community.
Principal Leadership award recipients include Chase Gildenzoph, Plover, Coloma Elementary.
“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” said former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who established the program in 1990.
“These student, teacher, and principal award recipients have demonstrated incredible hard work,
achievements, and service. I congratulate them all and hope this award not only helps them in their
individual pursuits but also reminds them to pay it forward in the future.”
Award recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders and representatives
of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors.