Paige Henggeler was awarded the $1,500 “Smarter Saner World” – STEM Scholarship for 2019. Paige is a 2011 graduate of Winterset High School and the daughter of Nancy Henggeler and Bryan Henggeler, both formerly of Winterset. She is earning her degree in Environmental Sciences at Iowa State University.
The selection committee was impressed with her passion for her field of study. Paige stated “I plan to introduce people to nature and kindle a love for the great outdoors. I believe that we protect what we love. In order for people to realize what is at stake, they must fall in love with the earth first. This is the only way people will realize all that we could lose. I also have a high value for education, fun, and adventure.” She also holds up John Muir, wilderness theologian and conservationist, as an inspiration for her studies and work.
Shelby Messerschmitt-Coen was awarded the $1,500 “Smarter Saner World” – Mental Health Scholarship for 2019. Messerschmitt-Coen is a 2011 graduate of Winterset High School and the daughter of Doug & Whitney Messerschmidt of Winterset. She is earning her Doctorate in Counselor Education at The Ohio State University.
The selection committee was impressed with Shelby’s 4.0 GPA and her passion for the field. Shelby stated “My passion is to be a college professor for students in psychology and mental health. I want to be an educator who helps students find their passion for mental health and psychology and help them pursue higher education to achieve their goals.” She is already making a difference through her work with the OSU Suicide Prevention Program doing work around education, outreach, and prevention of suicide on campus.