Scholarship Award Recipients
The Gilbert and Alta Mae Boschert Memorial Scholarship Award
Gilbert J. Boschert possessed an inventive mind, strong work ethnic, and generous heart. He built and played many musical instruments sharing his musical talents with others and giving instruments to his children and grandchildren. As a builder he donated his time to myriad community service endeavors and as a teacher he taught others to do the same.
Alta Mae Boschert exhibited a caring spirit, witty sense of humor, and strong devotion to God, family, and community. An imaginative artist and empathic listener, she instilled in her children and grandchildren confidence to pursue ambitious goals, inspiring them to maximize their talents. Her family cherishes the optimism and wisdom she conveyed in conversation as well as the letters she would write them when they traveled far from home.
The Gilbert and Alta Mae Boschert Memorial Scholarship Award commemorates and celebrates their lives and perpetuates their Christian values and generosity. The award is given to a student who excels in academics and the arts. Most importantly this student possesses a strong work ethic and demonstrates a selfless commitment to serving God, family, and the community.
The award is presented to 7th grader, Charlie Henry. Charlie has been on the honor roll every trimester throughout middle school and has been a student at St. Stephen since PreK. He has been a member of the school chorus since 3rd grade and sang the national anthem with the chorus at the Aberdeen Ironbirds game last summer and will again this year. Charlie has a servant’s heart by offering to lead tours for families at Open House events, altar serving at Mass for the parish, and always lending a helping hand for various events. He plays basketball and serves on the Student Council as the elected Treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. Being a finalist for both the Geography Bee and the Science Fair, as well as a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the middle school faculty has selected Charlie as the well-rounded student to receive this award.
The Marlene Rutkowski Montano Scholarship
The School Board announced the creation of this academic scholarship for our 5th grade students continuing in our Middle School. The Marlene Rutkowski Montano Scholarships are traditionally two (2) $2,500 awards for Grades 6, 7, and 8 that will be presented to the two students with the highest grades in our current 5th grade. Families of these students must be members of St. Stephen Parish and the scholarship must be used at St. Stephen School. However, we have three students who were academically in a dead heat for the top placement in their class. As a result, we are awarding three $2,000 scholarship awards to the following students: