Abigail Hackbarth, daughter of Todd and Donna Hackbarth of Lake Mills, was awarded a Lake Mills Rotary Scholarship at the recent Academic Awards Night at Lakeside Lutheran High School. The $1000.00 award was presented to Hackbarth by Steve Wilke of the Lake Mills Rotary Club.
Hackbarth was awarded the scholarship based on her academic success as well as character, leadership, and participation during her high school years, and her essay on the value of Rotary in the community and her future plans regarding community service. She plans to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, to pursue a career in nursing.
According to Rotary International, Rotary Clubs are committed to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Supporting education is one of the six top priorities of Rotary, along with promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, and growing local economies. The scholarships are funded primarily through the annual Scholarship Brunch offered to the public each February.