Red Wing Credit Union understands the importance of education, and to help our members further their education with tuition costs, we have recently awarded three scholarships to graduating high school seniors this spring. Selections were based on essays written by each student, based on the prompt: ‘Community service is an integral part of the Credit Union. Share an experience when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community. What did you learn from the experience?’
The first scholarship for $1,000 is given in memory of Rhonda Schultz, a 35-year employee of the credit union. Rhonda made valuable contributions to the well-being of many of our members through loans and credit advising as our loan manager. In recognition of her efforts, we are proud to offer the scholarship in her name. Two additional scholarships of $500 each are also awarded. We are pleased to announce our 2022 scholarship winners below.
Soren Toegel, son of Kris & Pat Toegel, was awarded the Rhonda Schultz Memorial scholarship for $1,000. A graduate of Red Wing High School, Soren participated in Cross Country, Swim and Dive, and Track. He was also a member of National Honor Society, Environmental Advocacy Club, Concert Band, and both a student and junior instructor with the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. Future plans include studying mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota and joining the Crew team.
Jacob Flemke, son of Daniel and Cindy Flemke, was awarded a Red Wing Credit Union $500 scholarship. Jacob graduated from Red Wing High School with highest distinction. Through his high school years, he was a member of the Boys Swimming & Diving team, Boys Tennis Team, and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. Jacob was also a member of the National Honor Society. He is an Eagle Scout and continues to be active in Scouting. Jacob will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the fall, majoring in Civil Engineering.
Kennedy Carlson, daughter of Brian and Kris Carlson, was awarded a Red Wing Credit Union $500 scholarship. A graduate of Red Wing High School, Kennedy was a member of National Honor Society and was selected as Student of the Year. She also participated in Swimming and Track & Field. In the fall, Kennedy will be attending Viterbo University in LaCrosse to study nursing.
Red Wing Credit Union staff would like to wish Soren, Jacob, Kennedy, and all 2022 graduates the best of success in their future endeavors!