Ashlee Strebe is the recipient of the sixth annual James and Ursula Seeger Memorial Scholarship.
“This was a difficult decision and is every year,” said Debbie Seeger Sarna. “All of the applicants are very deserving; unfortunately there can be only one recipient.”
When James Seeger (known to the Manawa football team as “Coach Red Hat”) passed away in 2009, he left a legacy of farming. It was at that time that the Seeger family agreed to offer an agricultural scholarship for as long as possible.
With the recent passing of Ursula Seeger, this gave their family the opportunity to continue to offer this scholarship in both James’ and Ursulas’ names.
Since the scholarship began in 2010, the recipients chosen by the Seeger family were: Anthony Hass, Aurora May, Rodney Kempf, Wendy Kons and Courtlynn Oltz.
“We are delighted to be able to add Ashlee Strebe to our list,” Sarna said. “These young adults not only receive money for school, but more importantly they gain a ‘Seeger’ team of advocates, people who care about how they are doing, truly supporting them in their educational journey.”
Strebe plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to pursue a degree in veterinary science.