Neenah High School Students Awarded Over $57,000 in Scholarships

The Neenah Joint School District has awarded a total of $57,800 in scholarships to 44 Neenah High School seniors. These scholarships are supported by funds held within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

Recipients, who were honored during a ceremony on May 19, were chosen by a volunteer committee of the school district. The following award winners were selected based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement:

Student                                  Amount          Scholarship

Bruce Argall: $1,000 – Merizon Family Scholarship, $500 – Raymond & Mary Brengosz Memorial Scholarship

Gabrielle Belke: $1,000 – Ann Beaster Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 – Neenah Community Scholarship

Aneka Blenker: $1,000 – Andrew Thorson Scholarship

Emma Bowman: $1,000 – Senior Class Scholarship

Faith Demerath: $500 – Neenah Soccer Club Educational Scholarship

Allyssa Dotson: $500 – Robert Radtke Scholarship

Ava Dunsirn: $1,000 – Maureen McAvoy Memorial Scholarship

Kayla Ellenbecker: $1,000 – Rick & Carolyn Carlson Scholarship, $3,000 – Warren Schucknecht Memorial Scholarship, $500 – William Heidke Scholarship

Molly Ellman-Johnson: $1,000 – Florence Spanbauer Teacher’s Scholarship, $1,000 – Patrick Began Rocket Memorial Scholarship, $500 – Albert J. and Arline M. Goerlitz Scholarship

Alexander Fahrenkrug: $1,000 – Helping Hands Scholarship

Marista Fraley: $500 – Clayton Elementary PTO Scholarship

Natalie Frank: $250 – Roger Ernst Literary Excellence Scholarship

Adelyn Fredrickson: $1,000 – Senior Class Scholarship

Kira Fritsch: $1,000 – Senior Class Scholarship

Lindsey Harris: $500 – Norma Mayer Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Hou: $500 – Neenah Soccer Club Educational Scholarship, $1,000 – Theda Clark Smith Foundation Scholarship

Ethan Hou: $1,000- Theresa M. Cheng MD, PhD Scholarship

Ashlyn Jacobs: $1,000 – Theda Clark Smith Foundation Scholarship

Jaxon King: $300 – Lakeview Elementary PTO Scholarship

Amber Koller: $300 – Lakeview Elementary PTO Scholarship, $1,000: Senior Class Scholarship

Kalyan Krueger-Olson: $1,000 – Larry and Michael Prell Memorial Scholarship

Nolan Kubiak: $500 – Bill Dunwiddie Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 – Theda Clark Smith Foundation Scholarship

Kyler Lasee: $1,000 – Florence Spanbauer Teacher’s Scholarship

Shalene Martinez: $1,000 – Neenah Joint School District Board of Education Scholarship

Gavin McClowry/: $1,000 – Theda Clark Smith Foundation Scholarship

Shamus McMahon: $200 – Helen Rose Chrapla & Davis Bryan Chrapla Scholarship, $1,000 – Merizon Family Scholarship, $500 – Roosevelt Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Madelyn Mellenthin: $500 – Sara Marie Gossen Scholarship

Janae Owens: $1,000 – Neenah Joint School District Board of Education Scholarship

Joseph Paider: $2,000 – Ron & Delores Einerson Scholarship

Ellison Popp: $500 – Champion of Conservation Scholarship, $2,500 – Patrick Began Rocket Memorial Scholarship

Destinee Ramos: $1,500 – Neenah Community Scholarship

Thompson Ranger: $500 – Roosevelt Elementary School PTO Scholarship

McKenna Schabo: $1,500 – Neenah Community Scholarship

Amelia Schreiner: $2,000 – Neenah Community Scholarship

Lesly Sebora: $500 – Larry Camber Memorial Scholarship

Kaymi Soderberg: $1,500 – Jean Kessler Neenah Girls Basketball Scholarship

Jackson Spilski: $1,000- Frank X Technical College Scholarship, $500 – Louis Kort Memorial Scholarship

Max Stern: $500 – Coolidge Elementary PTO Scholarship, $1,000 – Okundaye Family Scholarship For Civics, Literature & the Arts, $1,000 – Senior Class Scholarship

Elias Strasman: $1,000 – Ann M. Martin Memorial Scholarship, $500 – Nick Dohr Memorial Scholarship

Emmalee VanSambeek: $1,000 – Amiee Charlier Memorial Softball Scholarship, $1,000 – Ann L. Dobbins Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Sofia Weaver: $1,000 – Laura Jane & Harley Loker Scholarship

Matthew Whitmer: $1,000- Josh Carter State Farm Scholarship

Lauren Wilharm: $1,000 – Pat Moriarty Memorial Scholarship

Abigail Wise: $1,000 – Frank X College Scholarship

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation manages over 50 funds for the Neenah Joint School District, including scholarship, designated and special project funds.

You can support any of these funds with gifts online at or send checks to the Foundation at 230 Ohio St., Suite 100, Oshkosh, WI 54902. For more information about scholarships, go to

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.

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