Six Buffalo County 4-H Graduates Awarded Scholarships

Donniejo Dittrich, Emma Sandberg, Hannah Noll, Paige Danzinger, Catherine Pehler-Zeigeweid, and Rylee Rosenberg are the 2022 Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients.  The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented in May and June at school graduation ceremonies on behalf of the Buffalo County 4‑H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are set aside for a select number of graduating Buffalo County 4-H members who excel in 4-H project work, leadership and community service. These six graduating 4-H members completed a resume and interview process to earn a scholarship.

Donniejo Dittrich is a member of the Golden Hornets 4-H club and will graduate in May from Cochrane-Fountain City High School. She is receiving a $500 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship for 4-H Project Work. Donniejo’s parents are Don and Billie Dittrich. Donniejo has been a 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa counselor and provides leadership for 4-H Afterschool members as well. She receives recognition for her youth leadership in the 4-H Dairy project. Dittrich will be heading to UW-River Falls in September to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Dairy Science.


Emma Sandberg, who is being awarded a $500 Buffalo County 4-H Project Scholarship, is a 4-H youth leader in the Lucky 16 4-H club. Emma’s parents are Kari and Josh Sandberg of Mondovi. She was selected for a scholarship for her outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the 4-H horse project. She is an active role model for younger members in the county, region, and state. Emma continues to share her deep understanding of showmanship and horsemanship with others. Sandberg will graduate from Mondovi School District and plans to major in Animal Science at UW-River Falls.



Catherine Pehler-Ziegeweid will receive the Buffalo County 4-H Community Service Scholarship in the amount of $250. Catherine’s parents are Beth Pehler and Adam Ziegeweid. Catherine is a member of the Glencoe Hustler’s 4-H Club. Catherine was selected for a scholarship for contributing to service-learning projects during the pandemic and encouraging her 4-H club members to do the same. Catherine is a model in her club and community in serving others and the community. She will graduate in May from the School District of Arcadia. Catherine plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior to earn a degree in exercise science with a minor in coaching.


Paige Danzinger, is a member of the Mill Creek 4-H club and recipient of the $250 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship for Leadership, is the daughter of Penny and Matt Danzinger of Alma. Paige is a 2022 graduate of Alma Area High School. Paige was selected for a scholarship for her leadership with younger members in her 4-H club, at the Buffalo County Fair in multiple animal projects, and with 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa campers. Danzinger plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College in the Animal Science Management program this fall.

Rylee Rosenberg is the daughter of Tracee and Russ Wilkerson and Shawn Rosenberg of Durand.  Rylee is awarded the $500 Buffalo County 4-H Leadership Scholarship. Rylee was selected for this scholarship for leadership in her club and in community youth development programs. In Cheerful Workers 4-H club, Rylee modeled 4-H involvement, especially in the Arts & Communication 4-H project area where she has been a multi-year member of the Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company. Rylee has been a 4-H counselor for virtual STEAM programming for youth across the county. She has also led her 4-H club in service-learning efforts that authentically benefitted the community. Rosenberg will be working towards a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth with the intent to enter pharmacy school following graduation. 


Hannah Noll is the $250 award winner of the Buffalo County 4-H Project Scholarship. Hannah’s parents are Carmen and Brent Wik of Mondovi and her grandparents are Kathy and Curt Noll of Alma. Hannah is a member of the Clover 4-H Club and will graduate from Mondovi High School in May. Noll has been a youth leader in her 4-H club and a model for younger members on the county level in the 4-H clothing project. Hannah is an overall example of a 4-H member who excels in her club and community. She plans to attend UW-Lacrosse to major in Exercise and Sports Science on the Pre-Physical Therapy track.

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