Panther Scramble Scholarship Winners
Panther Scramble Scholarship Winners 2007-2008

Kevin Brown

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My name is Kevin Brown. During my four years at Park I have learned some important qualities that will benefit me in my future. Playing on the varsity soccer team as a starter for four years has helped me learn the values of dedication and hard work. As a two-time captain I have been able to develop leadership and organizational skills while never losing sight of the importance of responsibility. I have been honored throughout my career to be 2-time MVP, 3-time Most Dedicated, 2-time Iron Man Award, 2-time 1st Team All County and Conference Honors, All Academic Team, 2nd Team County and Conference Honors, and Rookie of the Year. I will always remember the honor and love I had for my team and the Park program as a whole.

I have also been involved in the Top Jazz Group and various ensembles throughout my four years. In these groups I have been able to express my love for music while been recognized with such awards as the Maestro Award at the San Antonio Heritage Festival. I have been a part of the National Honor Society both my Junior and Senior years where I have volunteered with various organizations and events.

I will be attending Valparaiso University double majoring in Political Science: International Relations and Communications and playing with their Division I soccer program. Thank you to those who nominated me for the Park Scramble Langendorf Scholarship. I am proud to represent Park wherever I go.

Nick Hughes

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My name is Nick Hughes. I have attended Park High School for four years. I have experienced many unforgettable memories while at Park. While attending Park I have played football all four years. I was named a co-captain of the team and awarded most inspirational, my senior year. Also during my four years at Park I have ran track and was named co-captain. Last year I was a state qualifier in the 300 intermediate hurdles, and was a member of the state runner up team.

I am equally proud of my accomplishments in academics. My G.P.A. is currently 3.70. I received the football all academic honors award. I competed in Skills U.S.A. This is a competition for the technology departments. I participated in the 3-D visualization segment and took third place.

I will be attending UW Parkside in the fall of 2008 and will be majoring in physical therapy. I also plan on running track.


Ben Pfeilstifter

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My name is Ben Pfeilstifter. I have played volleyball for four years at Park, three years on Varsity, two of which I was captain. Also, I have participated in track, running the 400m and high jumping my sophomore year eventually getting bumped up to Varsity.

Through my four years of athletics at Park it has been a struggle. With volleyball, track, and club volleyball in the off season, my body took a beating with many injuries such as a broken foot, shin splints, knee problems, broken pinky’s, back problems, sprains, messed up ligaments, and pretty much any injury you can think of I probably had. Luckily I had a great chiropractor and even better a great group of teammates all four years that made being a volleyball player at Washington Park High school something to be proud of and something that I will never forget. All three years we won our conference. My senior year we were able to win sectionals and finally make it to the state tournament. Although we lost in the first round, we played a close match that went to a fifth game of extra points. I will never forget that game and that our school had the biggest and best crowd at the state tournament. Thanks for all the support!

Besides athletics I was the vice president for National Honor Society, the president of the Science Team, co-manager and creator of the Tutoring Program, a member of the VICA Team, a member of the Spanish Club, and a member of Positive Impact. I have put in over 500 hours of community service in my years at Park of which I am very proud of and have won countless state competition medals.

I will be graduating with 34.75 credits, with one on the way in the summer which will put that number to 35.75. I have maintained straight A’s throughout all of those classes (nine AP). I will be attending UW Madison in the fall, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Thank you so much to everyone who made this scholarship possible.

Katie Schultz

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My name is Katie Schultz and I am 17 years old. During my years at Park I have been involved in many activities. I played varsity tennis for three years, was captain my senior year, and was First Team All-County my senior year. I also played on the basketball team for four years and ran on the track team for four years. I was one of the captains of the track team my senior year. I am also a member of the National Honors Society and I have been on high honors all four years at Park.

In my free time I participate on a traveling basketball team. I have also volunteered at All Saints hospital for the past four years. I currently work as a basketball official for the Racine Parochial Athletic League. I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in the fall to play tennis and I intend to major in exercise and sport's science.

Courtney Thielen

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My name is Courtney Thielen and I am 17 years old. I have attended Park High School all four years. Throughout my four years I have played golf, basketball, and softball. I have been on varsity golf and basketball since my sophomore year and played softball my freshman year. This year I was elected co-captain of both the girl’s golf team and girls basketball team. I was also awarded Honorable Mention for All County for golf and Honorable Mention for both All County and All Conference team for basketball.

Not only have I excelled in sports, but also in academics, as well with being on High Honors throughout my entire high school career. I was also part of the all-academic team for sports my junior and senior year. I am involved in National Honor Society, HOSA, and Spanish Club where I take part in many community service activities inside and outside of school.

This fall I will be attending the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin where I plan on majoring in Physical Therapy. This scholarship is greatly appreciated and will be put to great use as I further my education.