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2013 Scholarship Recipients

The students listed below are recipients of 2013 Golf Classic Scholarships.

Bernadette Brehm

Bernadette Brehm, Epworth, Iowa 

Bernadette Brehm, of Beckman Catholic High School, is the daughter of Tom and Molly Brehm of Epworth, Iowa. In high school she participated in student government, math club, Spanish club and Students for Life. She is also the class valedictorian. While at Clarke, she will be majoring in nursing.

Josh Connolly

Josh Connolly, Dubuque, Iowa 

Josh Connolly, of Northeast Iowa Community College, is the son of Mary Connolly and Jeff Connolly of Dubuque, Iowa. He is a certified personal trainer and manager at Signature Health and Fitness. While at Clarke, he will be majoring in athletic training with plans to move on to the physical therapy program.

Austin DeMoss

Austin DeMoss, Monona, Iowa 

Austin DeMoss, of MFL-MarMac High School, is the son of Phil and Connie DeMoss of Monona, Iowa. While in high school he played football and was active in his church youth group. He also served on the post-prom committee. He plans to major in biology/physical therapy while at Clarke.

Kelsey Ernst

Kelsey Ernst, Bellevue, Iowa 

Kelsey Ernst, of Bellevue High School, is the daughter of Glenn and Amy Ernst of Bellevue, Iowa. In high school, Kelsey was a three sport athlete - volleyball, softball, basketball – as well as a member of the National Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. While at Clarke, she will be majoring in elementary education and playing on the basketball team.

Sarah Gansemer

 Sarah Gansemer, Durango, Iowa

Sarah Gansemer, of Northeast Iowa Community College, is the daughter of Rick and Marge Gansemer of Durango, Iowa. While in high school, she participated in service trips and was a member of the Western Dubuque show choir and band. She will be majoring in social work at Clarke.

Katherine Herrig

Katherine Herrig, Bellevue, Iowa

Katherine Herrig, of Marquette Catholic High School, is the daughter of Larry and Wendi Herrig of Bellevue, Iowa. While in high school, she participated in cross-country, track and softball in addition to drama productions, pep club, SADD and the National Honor Society. She is also a 2010 American Citizenship Award recipient. She will be majoring in psychology/physical therapy and running on the cross-country and track team at Clarke.

Preston Kopp

Preston Kopp, Cuba City, Wisconsin

Preston Kopp, of Cuba City High School, is the daughter of Guy and Tanya Kopp of Cuba City, Wis. In high school, Preston played three sports - volleyball, basketball, track and field – and was a member of the Leo Club, Spanish Club, student council and National Honor Society. In addition she was a Nanowrimo winner for writing a 50,000 word novel. At Clarke, she will major in nursing.

Tiffany Leeser

Tiffany Leeser, Lancaster, Wisconsin 

Tiffany Leeser, of Lancaster High School, is the daughter of Duane and Penny Leeser of Lancaster, Wis. She was a three-sport athlete in high school – softball, golf, volleyball - and manager for the wrestling team. In addition, she was a National Honor Society member and tutor. While at Clarke, she will major in nursing.

Paige Peters

Paige Peters, Dubuque, Iowa

Paige Peters, of Hempstead High School, is the daughter of Jim and Patti Peters of Dubuque, Iowa. While in high school she was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and orchestra. In addition, she participated in the Dubuque City Youth Ballet and Heartland Ballet. She will major in biology/pre-dentistry at Clarke.

 Alexandra Stecklein

Alexandra Stecklein, Cascade, Iowa

Alexandra Stecklein, of Cascade High School, is the daughter of Dennis and Jennifer Stecklein of Cascade, Iowa. In high school she was a volleyball player and cheerleader, as well as a member of the speech team and drama stage crew. She also attended the Iowa State 4-H leadership conference. While at Clarke, she will major in education.

 Leah Winkers

Leah Winkers, Woodman, Wisconsin

Leah Winkers, of River Ridge High School, is the daughter of Scott Winkers and Julie Vande Hei of Woodman, Wis. While in high school, she was president of the science club and a participant in the student assistance program. She was also active in the Wisconsin High School Rodeo Association. She will major in nursing at Clarke.

 Mark Zalaznik

Mark Zalaznik, Epworth, Iowa

Mark Zalaznik, of Western Dubuque High School, is the son of Joe and Lori Zalaznik of Epworth, Iowa. In high school he was active in 4-H and band and played tennis and baseball. In addition, he won the Patrick Murphy Award which is given to the nicest student in each grade. He will major in special education at Clarke.

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