Mauston High School Seniors Recipients of Scholarships through Lynxx Networks

5/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

Camp Douglas, Wisconsin – Camp Douglas, Wisconsin – Two Mauston High School Seniors were the recipients of scholarships through Lynxx Networks and partners, the Foundation for Rural Service, and the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Foundation. 
Kayla Pederson was selected as a 2024 recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Lynxx Networks, while Hannah Rattunde received a $1,500 scholarship from Lynxx Networks and the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation. 
Pederson was one of 55 students selected to receive an FRS scholarship out of an applicant pool of 1,300. She was one of two scholarship recipients from the State of Wisconsin. Rattunde was one of 24 high school students from the state of Wisconsin to receive the Foundation scholarship. 
Rattunde was eligible for the scholarship through Lynxx Networks’ affiliation with the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA), Wisconsin's premier telecommunications and broadband industry association, representing more than 70 internet service providers throughout the state.  Rattunde will be attending UW- La Crosse.
Pederson was eligible for the FRS scholarship through Lynxx Networks’ national affiliation with the NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) was established in 1994 as a charitable arm of NTCA. FRS annually awards scholarships to graduating high school students for their first year of college or vocational school. Pederson will be attending Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI.
FRS has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships since its inception, with $173,000 awarded this year in scholarships to 55 students from rural communities served by members of NTCA. These scholarships are given in hopes of empowering students across the country to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experience. 
Over the last 58 years, WSTF has contributed more than $1.8 million dollars to deserving high school graduates desiring to further their education. In addition to the 24, $1,500 scholarships, the Foundation awarded five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students attending a technical college. 
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