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Kortney Klipstine Awarded 2017 NWD LCEF Scholarship!

Kortney Klipstine is the third of five 2017 North Wisconsin District (NWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship winners. Kortney is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Pulaski, Wisconsin and will graduate from Pulaski High School this spring. In the fall, Kortney plans to attend Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering.

Pastor Larry Yaw wrote the following in his letter of recommendation for Kortney,

“Kortney has always been a studious individual from the time she was in confirmation class with me and through high school with her various classes. She is not only a dedicated student, but also highly involved in the school’s marching band, traveling with them recently to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Parade.

In addition to her time spent on school activities, Kortney gave of her time this past summer lending a hand with our churches renovations. …she has a fun and caring personality that brightens people’s day. … I believe that [this scholarship] will not only bless her, but also be a blessing to all those who meet her throughout her college education and in her future vocation.”

In a second letter of recommendation, Pulaski Community School District Digital Learning Specialist Sara Malchow wrote,

“Kortney was always a pleasure to have in class. Her love of learning, kind demeanor, and positive attitude always stood out. Kortney is an extremely hardworking individual who has set high standards for both herself and her future. She has impressed me with her intense focus, drive, and commitment which is evident in the job shadowing experience she set up for herself over the past year at a local engineering firm.

She is also an active member and leader in the Pulaski High School marching band, jazz band, pep band, and pit band for both the middle school and high school musicals. In addition, she also assists and performs for various church functions.”

LCEF is blessed to support faith-filled students like Kortney with these annual scholarship awards. There are NWD and Minnesota South District LCEF scholarships yet to be announced this spring. Follow our newsfeed and Facebook page for the most recent award announcements.

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