Cohrs and Schmeltzer receive 2023 Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarships
BY TINA L. SCOTT
Two Merrill High School Seniors have been awarded 2023 scholarships from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
Lauren Cohrs received the 2023 Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship, and Addison Schmeltzer received the 2023 Herb Kohl Student Initiative Scholarship. Both are from Merrill.
Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship to be used for college tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, technology, and equipment required for courses of instruction, according to the Merrill Area Public Schools.
In total, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation announced 306 Wisconsin students, teachers, and administrators are the recipients of the organization’s 2023 Student Excellence and Initiative, Teacher Fellowship, and Principal Leadership awards.
“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl said. “These student, teacher, and principal award recipients have demonstrated incredible hard work, achievements, and service. I congratulate them all and hope this award not only helps them in their individual pursuits but also reminds them to pay it forward in the future.”