Hendricks CareerTek is excited to offer financial scholarships to Greater Beloit students!

Gisell Acosta

Gisell AcostaMy name is Gisell Acosta and I am a graduate from South Beloit High School. I will be attending Rock Valley College in the fall and starting my journey on becoming a pediatric nurse. Throughout high school I was involved in CareerTek by being part of the first group of the Craftsmen with Character program, attending the 2017 Dare to dream event, experiencing many job shadows, Biztank, taking the CNA course and I was an intern for the 2018 Dare to Dream event. I am so thankful to have been so close to CareerTek. CareerTek has changed my outlook on many careers and has changed me as a person. I am grateful for the people who not only helped me find my future career path but were there for me when I just needed a friend. CareerTek will always hold a special place in my heart.

Kalle Arrington

Kalle ArringtonMy name is Kalle Arrington and I am a graduate of South Beloit High School in South Beloit, Illinois. This fall I will be attending University of Iowa pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.

I am currently working as a YDPD at the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in South Beloit, Illinois. I found out about Hendricks Careertek when I decided to join in the CNA Program. Hendricks is an amazing organization that will continue to inspire and support young people as they pursue their personal interest whether it be a trade or just continuing education.

Although right now is a difficult time to be a senior, just knowing I am receiving help in my endeavors is gratifying. Thank you CareerTek!

Marina Arteaga

Marina ArteagaMy name is Marina Arteaga and I am a 2020 graduate of Clinton High School. This upcoming fall I will be attending Edgewood College of Madison to pursue a career in nursing and a minor in Spanish. I currently work as a CNA at a local nursing home.

I was fortunate enough to receive the Hendricks CareerTek grant that helped me obtain my CNA license. I also received my CPR certification through CareerTek as well.

I am forever grateful for the opportunities given to me through this amazing organization.

Kelsey Beaumont

Kelsey BeaumontMy name is Kelsey Beaumont and I will be graduating from Clinton High School. I have been on multiple field trips through Hendricks CareerTek. The field trips I attended definitely strengthened my interest in the healthcare field. I have also been involved in various clubs and extracurriculars throughout high school, which include cross country, golf, basketball, track and field, FFA, 4-H, german club, honor society, and student council.

I have volunteered my time at Central Christian Church for the Angel Tree Christmas Ministry and Night to Shine/Shine for several years. I have been volunteering at the Beloit Memorial Hospital for the past 10 months as well. I will be attending Carroll University in the fall, pursuing a degree in Health Administration with an emphasis on Physician Assistant Studies.

Alannah Bennett

Alannah BennettMy name is Alannah Bennett and I’m a graduate from South Beloit High School. I’m also one of the recipients of the Hendricks Careertek Scholarship! I will be attending Blackhawk Technical College this fall majoring in nursing and eventually furthering my career in hopes of being a Nurse Anesthetist! I attended a CPR and CNA class provided by Hendricks Careertek as well as many other healthcare exploration field trips. I also volunteered at the Mike Rowe Dare to Dream event.

This scholarship will help with finances towards tuition during my first year at Blackhawk. I’m very appreciative of the opportunities and support Hendricks Careertek has provided me with throughout my high school years!

Kyra Casalena

Kyra CasalenaMy name is Kyra Casalena and I am a graduate of South Beloit High School. I will be attending Rockford University in the fall. Although I am still undecided of what I would like to pursue as a major, I am excited for the college experience to bring me new opportunities to help me decide my career path! Throughout high school, I was part of the cheer and dance teams, the National Honors Society, and a member of the Beloit College Upward Bound program. My involvement at Hendricks CareerTek includes participating in the Hackathon and Innovation Sprint with The Commons, scholarship nights, job shadows, and volunteering at events.

I am so proud to be part of programs like these that inspire and motivate others, as it has helped me so much throughout my high school career and in the college preparation process.

Julissa Castaneda

Julissa CastanedaMy name is Julissa Castaneda and I am a 2020 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. My interaction with CareerTek has been a great experience. I’ve been heavily involved in various activities like tutoring, the state line scholarship event, Cytology technology event, studying space, CNA scrub shopping, and various field trips. I was very lucky enough to be rewarded with a scholarship for a CNA program. During high school I was involved in National Honor Society, Varsity soccer for four years, LULAC Club, Upward Bound, Link Crew, and volunteering. As a result of my hard work I have been recognized to be in the top five percentile of my class, as well as other special achievements. In the fall I plan on attending UW-Whitewater for my prerequisites and finishing off at UW-Milwaukee to pursue a degree in Biology and minor in Spanish. CareerTek has been a big part of my life these past few years and I will forever be thankful for the support they have provided me. I really hope to come back to my community and give kids more opportunities like CareerTek.

Abby Castor

Abby CastorMy name is Abby Castor and I will be attending UW Platteville in the Fall. I am graduating from South Beloit High School this May. I am hoping to get a Masters degree in psychology. I am a three sport athlete and am very involved around the school. I am an AVID student, so we go to CareerTek every other Friday, and attend all the events that they host.

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet all the wonderful people at CareerTek, and explore so many different jobs because of them. CareerTek isa wonderful place for students to come together and explore what the world has in store for them.

Abigail Champeny-Johns

Abigail Champeny-JohnsMy name is Abigail Champeny-Johns and I am a 2020 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. This fall I will be attending Monmouth College; I would like to double major. However, I am currently undecided. I am interested in the business branch and am planning to study abroad in a couple of years. I am honored to be an recipient of a CareerTek scholarship! This scholarship will be used to expand my education and open up more opportunities for me to figure out my future. I am thankful to be chosen and I will use it wisely.

Madeline Champeny-Johns

Madeline Champeny-JohnsMy name is Madeline Champeny-Johns and I am a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. I will be attending Monmouth College and double majoring in Business Administration and International Business. I will be minoring in a language as well. I have also joined the swim team and will be involved with the Stockdale Fellows Program. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to help pursue my first four years at Monmouth College as I will be pursuing a PhD in the next few years. This scholarship has helped me achieve my dreams of attending college and I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity.

Meghan Drucker

Meghan DurkerMy name is Meghan Drucker and I am a 2020 graduate from Beloit Memorial High School. Throughout high school, I was a part of the volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams as well as national honor society, link crew, porter scholar, and other clubs.

Through Careertek, I had the opportunity to be a part of the CNA scholarship program and participated in numerous health career field trips. This fall, I will be attending Rock Valley College and playing volleyball. I would like to thank Careertek for all the opportunities they provided and their support for me to continue my education.

Morgan Guetschow

Morgan GuetschowMy name is Morgan Guetschow and I am graduating from South Beloit High School as well as Rock Valley College as a part of the Running Start Program with my Associates Degree in Science. Throughout high school I have been on the cheer and dance teams, involved in our high school National Honors Society and RVC’s Phi Theta Kappa, the Class of 2020 Executive Board, Student Council, and a competitive dancer at Turning Pointe Dance Company.

In the fall I will be attending Marquette University majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in Spanish for the health field. After Marquette, I plan on entering medical school and ultimately becoming an emergency room doctor.

Arianna Hood

Hi, my name is Arianna Hood. I am a graduate of Rock County Christian School. My extracurriculars throughout high school consisted of Volleyball, Basketball, Lifestyle Leadership, Yearbook Club, Photography, Boys & Girls Club Member and Volunteer, and a member of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

This fall I will be attending Morgan State University majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design.

Anna Horozewski

Anna HorozewskiThank you so much for this opportunity! Hello, I’m Anna Horozewski, I am a graduating senior at Clinton high school. During high school I was a student council officer and played soccer for four years. This fall I will be attending Idaho State university to work towards my bachelors in nursing with an emphasis on trauma care. After my bachelors I hope to work towards my doctorate in nursing to be a DNP. I received my CNA license through Careertek and now work as a nursing assistant in the critical care unit at Beloit Memorial Hospital. Careertek helped expose me to the healthcare community and different types of jobs.

I have most recently joined the Army National guard to pursue a career as a medic to help me in my trauma, healthcare future. Careertek’s scholarship will help me be able to afford my college tuition.

Candice Koehl

Candice KoehlMy name is Candice Koehl. I graduated from Clinton High School. In high school I was involved in the following sports; volleyball and track and field throughout all four years. This fall I will be attending the University of Dubuque to further my academic and athletic career. At Dubuque I will be participating in track and field, and will be studying elementary education. At the beginning of senior year I was undecided on what career I wanted to pursue after high school. CareerTek helped me set up a job shadowing opportunity at a Montessori school in Janesville, which made me want to pursue a career in education.

I also attended scholarship night and I am looking forward to upcoming events with CareerTek. With the scholarship I have received, I will be using it towards my tuition as I continue my studies at The University of Dubuque.

Benjamin Leisher

Benjamin LeisherBenjamin Leisher graduated with the class of 2020 at Beloit Memorial High School. As a result of his hard work in his studies, he has been recognized as an AP Scholar with honor, 2020 National Merit Scholarship commended student, and Beloit College Porter Scholar. In his high school years he was involved with many clubs and extracurriculars such as Key Club, Youth to Youth for Change, Beloit College Upward Bound, National Honor Society, the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl team, and the high school band. Outside of school, he has participated in CareerTek’s Advanced Construction academy where students worked alongside professionals to renovate the Krueger Golf Course locker rooms.

He is looking forward to participating in Milwaukee School of Engineering’s honors program while pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science.

Britain Meade

Britain MeadeMy name is Britain Meade and I’m part of the Graduating Class of 2020. I found Careertek through my school, Beloit Learning Academy, and made two films for the Beloit International Film Festival thanks to their organization. During this, I was able to attend a lecture by filmmaker/director James Choi and even got to speak on my experience in front of other students from BLA. I also participated in the Hendricks Careertek Community Outreach Project by sharing my artwork with the residents of NorthPointe and Riverside Terrace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout my high school career, I was involved in Theatre Arts, Writing and Music Club, Filmmaking, Speech/Forensics Team, and was Junior Class President. I will be attending UW Whitewater at Rock County in the fall to study Biological and Veterinary Science. After I obtain my bachelor’s degree, I’d like to start a non-profit organization to find homes and care for stray/feral animals.

I’m extremely grateful for this scholarship and Careertek; it’s because of their endless encouragement that I applied myself and will continue to do so as I continue to higher education.

Talia Perez

Talia PerezHello, my name is Talia Perez. I graduated from Clinton High School, this is my second scholarship I have received from CareerTek! My first scholarship is for a CNA program; which I will be taking this summer.

With this scholarship, I plan to go to Blackhawk Technical College to begin my education for Radiology. I am so grateful for everything that CareerTek has given me!

My goal is to become very successful while doing something I love.

Elyssa Pope

Elyssa PopeHello I am Elyssa Pope, and I graduated from Clinton High School. Throughout high school, I was actively involved in student council, honor society, cheerleading, and basketball, amongst other clubs and sports I have participated in. From career exploration events and field trips to two scholarships, I am so thankful for everything CareerTek has given me over my high school career! This summer I will be graciously earning my CNA license through CareerTek’s CNA scholarship! I am excited to start working in the healthcare field, and without CareerTek, that wouldn’t have been possible. With the help of the CNA class as well as this scholarship, I will be attending Edgewood College this fall to study Medical Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I am so grateful for this scholarship and all of the opportunities that I have been able to participate in through CareerTek. The experiences are incomparable, and I highly recommend getting involved with CareerTek

Havilah Pfarr

Havilah PfarrMy name is Havilah Pfarr, I graduated in the class of 2020 after being classically educated at home. I enjoyed competing in cross country and track on the Home School EAGLES team. I am incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity to follow my dreams in furthering my education at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this fall. I will pursue a major in English with an emphasis in creative writing while continuing my athletics on an athletic scholarship.

After college, I hope to pursue a mentorship in Energy Kinesiology – brain reintegration. I’m thankful to CareerTek for their support and mission to help encourage and uplift youth like myself.

Jordyn Waite

Jordyn Waite“My name is Jordyn. I am a hardworking and dedicated student. I work as a CNA, and I am excited to continue my education toward the goal of becoming a physician assistant at UW-La Crosse.”

Mia Ward

Mia WardMy name is Mia Ward and I am a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit Wisconsin. In the fall I plan on attending Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View Texas most likely majoring in medicine and minoring in business management. During high school I was involved in the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Link Crew, Help Yourself Beloit College Pre College Program, Varsity Cheer/Dance and the Knightingales Step team. I also served as Senior Class President for my graduating class of 2020 and gained a caption spot on my varsity girls track team. After I graduate college I plan to already have my own business up and running leading towards success as well as going into medical school to pursue my dreams to be a pediatrician.

I am grateful to have received this scholarship to be able to continue my educational journey.

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