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Two Receive Major Scholarships 

Students Brenda Cetera (left) and Catherine Scrivner (right) have proven that hard work does pay off. In April, the two students were named recipients of prestigious scholarships for this academic year.

Cetera, a senior majoring in music theatre, was named a Liberace Scholar and received a $3,000 scholarship from the Liberace Foundation. Liberace scholarship recipients are promising and deserving juniors and seniors enrolled in a course of study leading to a career in the arts. Cetera is from Wausaukee.

A junior from Woodruff, majoring in health care administration, Scrivner received the $9,000 Rath Distinguished Scholarship. These awards go to students who have combined high academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Scrivner, who has a 3.6 GPA, is active in serving both the campus and La Crosse communities through volunteer work with Campus Ministry, the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk, and the Place of Grace Catholic Worker House. The Rath Foundation was established by the late Duane Rath, a businessman who was one of the first and only business owners in the nation to offer tuition assistance to all children of employees.