Buxa receives Academic Excellence Scholar Award

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Abigail Buxa received the State of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar Award at the recent Academic Awards Night at Lakeside Lutheran High School.

The scholarship is awarded by the State of Wisconsin to high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each school.

Buxa, who will major in applied mathematics, is the daughter of Greg and Linda of Oconomowoc.

Warrior FFA places first in photo contest

The Lakeside Lutheran High School FFA chapter recently placed first in Wisconsin in The Climate Corporation’s Corn Disease Image Contest and, as a result, received $500.

Warrior FFA students surprised with award
LLHS FFA officers were happily surprised to hear their chapter had won $500 in a photo contest sponsored by The Climate Corporation and Jung Seeds.

As part of the national contest, students needed to photograph and correctly identify various corn diseases. They were judged on the quality of the photos as well as correct identification. The Climate Corporation will add contributed images from all around the country to a disease and stress image database that assists farmers with diagnosis and treatment of affected crops.

The chapter has designated the $500 gift card toward the long-range plan of renovating the school’s greenhouse. It needs heat, modified ventilation, new tables to allow for plant watering and ideas to have aquaponics with using gutters on the wall to hydroponically water the plants and have fish nutrients fertilize the plants. The chapter is exploring grant options.

Lakeside Lutheran FFA places first in photo contest
Attending the presentation were (from left): Daniel Ploesser, Climate Corporation Business Manager; Tanner Dunn, Climate Corporation Customer Success Specialist; Jeremy Nehls, Juneau, Warrior FFA sentinel; Thomas Mortimer III, Monsanto Area Business Manager; Emily Meske, Jefferson, Historian; Cole Schuester, Juneau, Vice President; Caitlin Condon, Juneau, President; Matthew Gunst, Hartford, Secretary; Benjamin Huebner, Madison, Chaplain; Cody Aiken, District Sales Manager, Jung Seeds; Jeff Meske, Warrior FFA advisor.