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Waunakee Student Wins Scholarship

MONONA, WISCONSIN - Amanda Young, of Waunakee, Wisconsin, was named the 2023 recipient of the Lyda M. Locke Scholarship.  Amanda will be attending the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in the fall, where she will use the $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in Business.

One requirement of the scholarship was that the recipient completed Junior Achievement programs while in school.  The Junior Achievement connection was the reason the Lyda M. Locke Scholarship was created.  Mrs. Locke was the mother of E. David Locke, former CEO of McFarland State Bank and current Board Member of One Community Bank. He was encouraged by his mother to pursue entrepreneurship and financial literacy through Junior Achievement programs during high school. E. David Locke has said, many times publicly, “Junior Achievement changed my life, thanks to encouragement from my Mom.”

The mission of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed by recruiting and training community volunteers to teach K-12 students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness. JA learning experiences give students the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. Over the past 5 years, the nine area offices of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin have used a dedicated core of more than 8,000 volunteer mentors to serve an average of 140,000 students per year.

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