Woods Scholarship Gives $50,000 To Deserving BDHS Students
May 02, 2017 10:10AM ● Published by Jim
First Row: Lindsey Budde, Hanna Kremsreiter, Emma Grulke, Audrey Oien Back Row: Brianna Lerwick, James Jimenez, Melanie Knight
WOODS SCHOLARSHIP GIVES $50,000 TO DESERVING BDHS STUDENTS
On Monday, May 15th seven outstanding seniors from Beaver Dam High School will be recognized and awarded scholarships through the Wilson C. and Edna P. Woods Masonic Scholarship Fund.
This fund was established by Wilson C. and Edna P. Woods as a result of their desire to leave a lasting legacy to qualified Beaver Dam High School graduates to help them become better prepared to assume future leadership roles in their respective communities. "Eddie" and "Bill" wished to identify the scholarship as a Masonic Scholarship to reflect their belief in the principles of Freemasonry - "A brotherhood of men of good moral character who share a common belief in God, family and in acting to improve themselves for the benefit of the community, their country and the world." "Bill" was a member of the Dodge County Masonic Lodge #72, Free and Accepted Masons for many years. "Bill" and "Eddie" desired to give back to the community in which they had resided for many years for the goodness that they had received.
The committee that oversees this outstanding opportunity is comprised of Kevin Carnine (Dodge County Masonic Lodge #72), Mike Roddy(Dodge County Masonic Lodge #72), Crystal Bates (Principal of Beaver Dam High School), Vicki Frinak (Retired Educator) and Chuck Stangl (Retired Educator).
In over fifteen years of giving, this generous fund has provided scholarships to students with exemplary academic performance, significant achievement in math and science, active participation in both school and out-of-school activities and solid representation of the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Citizenship).
The seven students that will be recognized on May 15th will be awarded scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.