Addison Mulder’s commitment to excellence academically and through extracurricular activities and volunteerism has earned her $12,000 over four years through the Hilbert Scherffius Scholarship on behalf of the Oconomowoc Area Foundation. The daughter of Caryl Mulder, and Matt and Michelle Mulder of Oconomowoc will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York to study physics and nuclear engineering. Addison earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma, was president of Student Council and held leadership positions in the National Honor, Science, Math, and Tri-M Music Honor Societies. She was a scholar athlete, competed on OHS Varsity soccer and cross country teams, and played clarinet in the Wind Symphony. The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County selected Addison to be the recipient of this year’s Young Woman of Tomorrow Award.
Eli Miller will receive $12,000 over four years through the Hilbert Scherffius Scholarship on behalf of the Oconomowoc Area Foundation. Eli played percussion in the Wind Symphony, Jazz Bands, and Pit Orchestra, and was a member of the Tri-M Music and Spanish Honor Societies. He received the Best Drummer and Best Guitarist awards from Jazz Unlimited and the Lee Guse Memorial Jazz Scholarship from Civic Music MKE. He has competed at the State level since his freshman year on the OHS Varsity cross country team, and played on the JV and Varsity tennis teams, all while challenging himself through a rigorous academic course load including honors, AP and IB classes. The son of Christa and Nathan Miller of Oconomowoc will attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to study computer science and applied guitar/composition.
Parker Knepprath ranked third in the senior class at OHS. He will receive $12,000 over four years as the winner of a Hilbert Scherffius Scholarship on behalf of the Oconomowoc Area Foundation. Parker has tutored students in math, science, business, English and Spanish, earned varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and tennis, and volunteered at food pantries and local rehab centers. He was a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math, Business, Science and Spanish Honor Societies, and was elected to lead the student body in chants and cheers during OHS sporting events. Because he loves to “calculate numbers, analyze data, and solve problems,” the son of Tim and Robin Knepprath of Oconomowoc will major in business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Pictured from left - Maribeth Bush-OAF, Bob Johnson-OAF, Addison Mulder, Eli Miller, Parker Knepprath, and Todd Scheid-OAF & OSF