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Liberty Pole Boosters 4-H Club President Rachel Diehl awarded Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. This year was another extremely competitive year, with only the top 5 percent of all applicants receiving scholarships. Scholarships are awarded through company and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches. 

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awarded Rachel Diehl of Viroqua, Wis. a $600 Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship.

Rachel has been active in her 4-H Club in Vernon County for 13 years. Her projects range from beef and swine to poultry and crops. She has held several leadership positions including Liberty Pole Boosters 4-H Club President, Vernon County 4-H Youth Leadership Program Member, and is a Wisconsin 4-H Key Award recipient

Rachel is graduating from high school and plans to attend UW-La Crosse to pursue Exercise Science on a Pre-Chiropractic track. She hopes to one day earn her doctorate and open her own chiropractic practice. She enjoys basketball, cross country, and track and field. Through her 4-H Club, Rachel helped to re-landscape the local church where their monthly meetings are located.

“Our 4-H youth exemplify true leaders,” said Brenda Scheider, Director of Development for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. “Rachel is a great example of a young person who is using the skills learned through 4-H to ‘make the best better’.  I know that our future is bright because of our 4-H youth.”

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awards scholarships annually to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education. Scholarship recipients are selected based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. This year $29,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped young people develop the skills they need to meet the demands of our complex and ever-changing world. 4-H has grown from a rich history of agricultural clubs that helped the University of Wisconsin-Extension connect families to research-based advancements in farming technology and techniques. Today’s 4-H still boasts strong programs in agriculture and animal science and has grown to include science, leadership, healthy living and communications programming that help Wisconsin youth build a healthier and more prosperous future.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, based in Madison, Wisconsin, provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. Nearly 150,000 youth and more than 22,000 volunteers participate in and support Wisconsin 4-H programs. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation supports 4-H youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, development, and community-building activities throughout the state.  Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting

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