An educator and student in the Kettle Moraine School District are being honored with awards from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Kettle Moraine High School (KMHS) Senior Chloe Spang is a 2017 Kohl Excellence Scholar; and Margaret Mulqueen, educator in the High School of Health Sciences (HS2), is a 2017 Kohl Fellowship recipient.
According to the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and 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. 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 within and outside the classroom.
Spang and Mulqueen will be recognized by Herb Kohl at a recognition luncheon on Saturday, April 8 at Greendale High School.
Chloe Spang, 2017 Kohl Excellence Scholarship Recipient
Chloe Spang is a model of academic excellence, citizenship and personal development. In addition to her excellent academic record, she is co-president of Link Crew (a group that orients new students to KMHS), president of Tri-M Honors Music Society, and flute section leader in the KMHS Wind Symphony. Spang is also an intern in the electrical engineering department at Generac, has spent summers as an assistant counselor at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp, and volunteers as a Sunday School leader at her church.
School Counselor Noel Kolbe describes Spang as a “self-driven, selfless individual who will continually find new opportunities to expand her learning in order to positively impact the lives of those around her.”
Spang will receive a $5,000 scholarship for her post-secondary education. She intends to study engineering in college.
Margaret Mulqueen, 2017 Kohl Fellowship Recipient
A 17-year English educator, Margaret Mulqueen develops skills in students as they are immersed in opportunities within the High School of Health Sciences (HS2). For example, HS2 students in research and design courses at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are part of Mulqueen’s Advanced Placement Seminar. As students work on proposals for primary investigators at MCW, Mulqueen guides them in locating and deciphering academic journals, crafting research questions, developing a working thesis and preparing proposals.
Tim Sobotka, MCW’s Educational Outreach Manager, collaborates with Mulqueen. “What makes Margaret stand out is her combination of talents: her ability to develop a rapport with learners; her deep understanding of content material and how to effectively deliver it; and her dedication to student learning and achievement,” he said. “These talents, combined with Margaret’s extremely positive attitude, have enriched the lives of the many students, teachers, and science professionals alike who have all had the good fortune to work with her.”
Mulqueen will receive a $3,000 award from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
More About the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman, in 1990. To date the Foundation has awarded $11.5 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools. Award recipients are selected annually by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations, and the program’s co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), and the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators.