Madeline Pehler’s life changed six years ago when she received her first handheld camera. The daughter of Laura and Kevin Pehler of Oconomowoc will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to study filmmaking. Madeline has been active in Varsity track, mathletes, DECA, forensics, and President of the French Honor Society. Madeline also volunteers much of her time with the Oconomowoc Rotary Club, and shares her skills behind the camera, filming various school events.

Her ambition and dedication to giving back to her community has earned her $12,000 over four years through the Hilbert Scherffius Scholarship on behalf of the Oconomowoc Area Foundation.