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$5,000 Mlodzik Family scholarship awarded to Kewaskum HS senior Austin Loehr

Kewaskum, WI – The 5th annual Don and Corrine Mlodzik Family Scholarship will be awarded to Austin Loehr, a soon to be 2024 graduate of Kewaskum High School. Loehr plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College and work towards a degree in construction management.
As a Junior in high school, Loehr was one of five area high school teens to be chosen to be part of an advanced construction class held at Moraine Park Technical College.

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He attended this class for the entire school year, two hours a day. As a senior, Loehr is using his prior construction experience and working toward completion of the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program in the construction-architecture pathway.
Loehr worked five hours each morning for C.D. Smith Construction Company and then goes to school for the rest of the day. He worked summers as a construction laborer as well. He finds the work very rewarding as he loves to work with his hands and expressed that each day brings a new experience.
When asked why he was the best candidate to receive this scholarship, Loehr said, “I would greatly appreciate being chosen for this grant to help me continue to pursue my future goals and even be able to give back someday to help others achieve their goals and dreams.”
While there were several very qualified candidates for this year’s scholarship, the desire to help others made Loehr stand out. Tina Mlodzik, daughter-in-law of Don and Corrine Mlodzik, said, “As a family, we believe that helping others achieve their goals and dreams is of the utmost importance.”
Tina’s husband Gary added “Sharing your knowledge, network of contacts and financial resources is vital to the success of future generations and our family sees it as a blessing to be able to do so. Austin recognizing that he’ll have the opportunity to give back in the same fashion made him stand out.”
According to KHS staffer Michael Prochnow, Loehr has always challenged himself academically. He has taken nearly every industrial arts class offered and found success in all of them.
Outside of the classroom Loehr excelled in extracurricular activities. He was a four-year varsity letterman for the soccer team, and a three-year varsity letterman for the baseball team, as well as being involved in the ski and snowboard club.
Loehr has served local communities by volunteering many hours through the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Project (SHP) through C.D. Smith. While volunteering he contributed in multiple ways but mainly by building beds for children who do not have a bed to sleep in.
The Mlodzik family offers its congratulations to Austin and wishes him well on his educational and career journeys.
About the Don & Corrine Mlodzik Family Scholarship:
The Don and Corrine Mlodzik Family Scholarship was created to help Kewaskum High School graduates interested in attending Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend.
Don and Corrine always believed MPTC offered a great value in education while providing hands on experience in many programs which lead directly to employment.
The recipient of the scholarship is required to complete 40 hours of volunteer work within the Village of Kewaskum per award year. This aspect of the scholarship is designed to stress the importance of giving back to the community.
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  1. Congratulations Austin! I know that your family, mom, dad, brother, grandma Loehr, grandpa Loehr, and so many others are very proud of your accomplishments. Good luck in you future and thanks to the Mlodzik’s for selecting Austin.

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