The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) recently awarded scholarships totaling over $15,500 to local high school, college, and university students. These scholarships recognize the achievements of outstanding area students.

The Louis W. Staudenmaier Scholarship is named in honor of the bank’s former president who served from 1952 through 1980. High school graduates who received this $1,000 award are: 

  • Carson Polomis from Marinette High School will be attending the University of Minnesota – Duluth majoring in ESC Environment Sustainability.
  • Courtney Cook Wolford from Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine High School will attend Bay de Noc Community College and will major in Marketing/Business.
  • Adeline Pumplun from Oconto Falls High School will be attending Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design focusing on Illustration.
  • Madison Vine from Wausaukee High School will attend NWTC and study Nursing.
  • Sydney Stalheim from Peshtigo High School will attend Northern Michigan University and study Pre-Veterinary Biochemistry.
  • Tuan Tran from Menominee High School will attend Davenport University to study Finance.
  • Jacob Zeitler of Coleman High School will be attending St. Cloud State University majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy.
  • Kassedy Betka from Crivitz High School will be attending UW – Green Bay and will major in Healthcare.
  • Tyrone Miller from Stephenson High School will attend NWTC and major in Welding.
  • Caleb Nelson of Goodman Armstrong Creek High School will be attending Sturgeon Bay North Western Technical College to major in Diesel Mechanics.
  • Bennett Frazer from Oconto High School will attend Bradley University and study Pre-Med.
  • Alayna Peterson from Lena High School plans to attend UW- Madison and major in Nursing.
  • Lily Lefebvre from St. Thomas Aquinas Academy will be attending UW – Stevens Point.

The Mary L. Staudenmaier Scholarship was created by, and named after SNBT’s former President and Chairman. Recipients of this $2,005 award are:

  • Evan Kakuk from Stephenson High School will be attending Cedarville University and majoring in Professional Writing.
  • Aliya Brown from Marinette High School will be attending Trinity Bible College.

SNBT also funds scholarships at the University of Wisconsin – Marinette and NWTC. Also honored by SNBT are a group of Menominee High School graduates who received the Robert & Caroline Fernstrum Scholarship including:

  • Jennifer Desotell will be attending Michigan Technological University to study Accounting.
  • Kaitlyn Black will be attending Michigan Technological University majoring in Chemical/Environmental Engineering.
  • Annie Bauer will be attending Northern Michigan University studying Culinary Arts/Hospitality.
  • Jeffrey Tickler will be attending Northern Michigan University majoring in Radiography.
  • Taylor Marsh will be attending NWTC studying Sonography.
  • Morgan Falkenberg will be attending UW – Marinette Campus to study Elementary Education.
  • Abigayle Bradfield will attend Northern Michigan University to major in Radiography.
  • Noah Everard will attend NWTC studying Business.
  • Lee Burdue will be attending NWTC to study Automotive.
  • Lillian Skaggs will attend NWTC to major in Nursing.

The following recipients are also honored by SNBT and received the D.E. Thomas Scholarship award:

  • Sarah Bublitz from Crivitz High School will attend NWTC majoring in Radiology. Sarah received this scholarship in both the $2,000 amount and $1,000 amount.
  • Kjirsten Stumbris from Crivitz High School will attend Northern Michigan University to study Physical Therapy.
  • Madelin Eiting from Crivitz High School will attend UW – Oshkosh Fox Valley Campus to study Supply Chain Management.
  • Brittany Burgey from Crivitz High School will attend NWTC and study to become a Physical Therapy Assistance.
  • Katelyn Morrison from Pembine High School will attend Maranatha Bible University to study Physical Education.
  • Cassie Haupt from Pembine High School will attend UW – Green Bay to study Education.
  • Jacie Casper from Pembine High School will attend Northern Michigan University to study Forensic Bio Chemistry.
  • Courtney Cook Wolford from Pembine High School was honored with this award as well as the Louis W. Staudenmaier Scholarship.
  • Macy Wojcik from Wausaukee High School will attend NWTC to study Nursing.
  • Emily Shaw from Wausaukee High School will attend NWTC majoring in Business Entrepreneurship.
  • Averie Menger from Wausaukee High School will attend UW – Green Bay to study Medical Business Administration.
  • Callie Orlando from Wausaukee High School will attend St. Norbert College to study Health Science 
  • Magdalen Deschane from Wausaukee High School will attend University Of Minnesota – Twin Cities to study Child Psychology.

Several other scholarships were also honored by SNBT. Recipients of the Herbert Kaufman Scholarship: 

  • Ryan Dura from Marinette High School will attend Michigan Technical College to study Statistics & Data Science. 
  • Wil LaLonde from Marinette High School will attend UW – Oshkosh to study Computer Science. 
  • Quinn Golueke from Marinette High School will be attending UW – Milwaukee to study Mechanical Engineering.

Recipients of the Meleski Scholarship award:

  • Chloe Mongin from Coleman High School will attend UW – Green Bay to study Human Biology. 
  • Caleb Gross from Coleman High School will attend South Dakota State to study Civil Engineering. 

The scholarship program is one way SNBT supports youth education, others include: donating to the Future Fund, sponsoring Newspaper in Education, hosting bank tours, providing financial literacy programs, participating in Mini Business World, and making classroom presentations such as Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit.