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Students nominated for Kohl honors

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New Richmond High School seniors Ellen Junko and Jocque Warner are the school's nominees for Kohl Excellence Scholarships for the 2011-12 school year.

Warner and Junko were selected because of their outstanding GPAs and their involvement in school and community organizations.

Ellen Junko holds a 4.0 GPA, is very involved in music -- orchestra, choir and madrigal -- and theatre/drama. Junko is also involved in many of the school's clubs, including SAFE Youth, Forensics, National Honor Society, Future Educators of America and student to student. She serves as a SPARK tutor and has run on the school's cross country team for four years. In addition to all of those things, Junko also makes time for volunteer work.

Warner has a GPA of 3.925 and is very involved in music -- orchestra, choir and madrigal. He's also involved in theatre/drama and enrolled in several AP classes. He's involved with the National Honor Society and has participated on the school's cross country team for three years and also serves on the student council, as a SPARK tutor, as the City Council student liaison and a New Richmond Fine Arts Council representative. In addition, Warner makes time for volunteer work and community service.

The Kohl Excellence Scholarship program recognizes student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. It is the goal of the program to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or nonpublic university, college or vocational/technical college. The Kohl Excellence Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year.

The Kohl Scholarships will be announced later this year.

Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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