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WALSAA Honors UW-Madison CALS Students
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/03/2013

The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association has announced the Outstanding Sophomore Award recipients for the 2012-13 school year.

The award is presented to 10 students currently enrolled in the CALS program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have demonstrated excellence. Each student is awarded a financial gift to apply toward tuition in their junior year.

Students are evaluated based on their academic achievements, service to the school and community, experience in their field of study and a face-to-face interview.

Sophomores from Wisconsin receiving a plaque and $2,000 scholarships include Kelsey Corrigan, a biology and history of science major from Whitefish Bay; James Patrick Downey, an animal sciences/pre-vet major from Valders; Rachel Dvorak, a biochemistry major from Rice Lake; Abigail Gadbois, a genetics and East Asian studies major from Woodville; Taylor Holterman, a life sciences communication major from Watertown; William Maes, a genetics major from Green Bay; Joseph Mueller, a biology major from Onalaska; Patricia Paskov, an agricultural economics and Latin American studies major from Brookfield; William Peasley, an agricultural business management major from Black River Falls and Logan Wells, a forest science major from Monroe.

This year, there were 83 students that applied for the Outstanding Sophomore Awards, with 25 selected for interviews.

WALSAA is a charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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