GBAPS Students & Teachers Receive 2016 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards

Michelle Flicek - King Elementary

Michelle Flicek – King Elementary

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2016 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. The $3,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals and their schools, and 184 graduating high school students. Four individuals from the Green Bay Area Public School District have been honored with awards: Jena Vandenhouten of Preble High School, Anna Schaut of West High School, Michelle Flicek of King Elementary School, and Lisa Merkel of West High School.

Jena Vandenhouten of Preble High School has been named an Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholar. Initiative Scholarship recipients are chosen by their schools and have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond.

Anna Schaut of West High School has been named an Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar. Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena, have high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond.

Michelle Flicek and Lisa Merkel have been chosen as Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service inside and outside of the classroom.

Lisa Merkel - West High

Lisa Merkel – West High

The recipients from the Green Bay Area Public School District will be honored alongside other local educators and students at a recognition luncheon on Sunday, April 17 at West De Pere High School at 12:30 p.m.

The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program was established by Herb Kohl, U.S. Senator (Retired) in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded $10.2 million to Wisconsin educators, students, and schools.

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