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At May’s NWR Builders Exchange Board of Directors meeting,

scholarship recipients were chosen for the six $500 scholarships we will be awarding in January of 2021.

The only criterion for applying was that the student must be the son or daughter or an employee of a NWRBX member.  Also, any student, whether they are graduating from high school or currently attending a post high school, may apply.  The student is required to attend a post high school in the fall semester and to successfully complete that semester.  The scholarships will be awarded at our 2021 annual meeting after they have successfully fulfilled that semester.

All cities, names and company names were removed from the applications

for the board of directors’ reviewing.

The following are the board of directors’ selections: 

Chloe Adams, Zach Ruf, Allison Olson,

Thomas Albrightson, Kate Harris and Mary Jack

Chloe Adams, daughter of Greg Adams of Royal Construction.  She will graduate from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in June.  Chloe will attend UW Madison in the fall and plans to major in biochemistry with hopes of going to PreMed, but unsure of the exact medical career she wants to pursue.

Zach Ruf, son of Ed Ruf, Jr. of B & B Electric.  Zach recently finished his first year at UW-Stout.  He graduated from Bloomer High School in 2019.  After Zach completes his degree at Stout, he plans to obtain a construction related job in the Chippewa Valley.

Allison Olson, daughter of Lori Olson of JP Mechanical.   She graduated from Eleva-Strum High School in 2018 at the top of her class.  Allison is currently a student at UW Madison where she is enrolled in the School of Business majoring in marketing.  She hopes to take her skills and education to the arts business, programming and research field.

Thomas Albrightson, son of Craig Albrightson of Albrightson Excavating.  Thomas will receive his high school diploma from Baldwin-Woodville High School on Friday. He plans to attend Iowa State University this fall where he intends to major in Construction Engineering with a Heavy Highway Emphasis.  After earning his degree, Thomas would like to return home to take over the family excavation business using the knowledge he gained at college.

Kate Harris, daughter of Jeff Harris of Viking Electric.  Kate will graduate from Altoona High School next week.  She plans to attend UW La Crosse where she will major in their Pre-Physicians Assistant program.

Mary Jack, daughter of Ryan Jack of RJP Companies.   Mary graduated from Eau Claire Memorial in 2019.  She is currently attending University of Minnesota – Twin Cities majoring in neuroscience with plans to declare a minor in psychology. After earning her degree at the UofM she intends to attend medical school to become a pediatric psychiatrist.

Congratulations to all of these students as they continue down the educational road to reach their eventual goals!