Martin, Perrault earn Kohl scholarships

Martin, Perrault earn Kohl scholarships

PHS seniors Andrew Perrault and Kaitlyn Martin have won $10,000 Herb Kohl Foundation scholarships.

Two Pulaski High School seniors Kaitlyn Martin and Andrew Perrault are recipients of $10,000 college scholarships.

Kaitlyn Martin, daughter of Steven and Brenda Martin, Pulaski, will receive a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Scholarship.

Andrew Perrault, son of Eric and Kim Perrault, Pittsfield, will receive a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Initiative Scholarship.

Each year, the foundation funds Wisconsin student Excellence and Initiative scholarships, teacher Fellowships, and principal Leadership Awards. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and each teacher and principal will receive a $6,000 award. A matching $6,000 award will be given to each teacher's and principal's school. One hundred ninety-six student scholarships, 100 teacher fellowships, and 16 principal leadership awards have been announced for 2020.  The organization has impacted more than 8,000 people from 3,000 schools in its 30-year history.

Kaitlyn plans to attend St. Norbert College, De Pere, to study pre-medicine. Andrew plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study mechanical engineering.

Kaitlyn is active in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. She has been in the PHS Leo Club for four years, serving as its president this year and vice president the previous two years.  She has also been involved in Skills USA, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Club, FFA and the Hank Warner Leadership programs. This is her third year as a staff member for the Pulaski News, which includes working two summers as a part-time employee.

With the goal of being a pediatrician, Kaitlyn enjoys working with children. She volunteers weekly on the Pediatric Floor at Green Bay’s St. Vincent Hospital.  She is also chair of publications for Team Teddy, a local group that raises money to help comfort hospitalized children with Teddy bears. She also participates in the Pulaski Big Brother Big Sister program.

“I am extremely pleased to hear that Kaitlyn Martin was chosen for a Herb Kohl scholarship,” said PHS principal Jeremy Pach. “She is a young lady who has put in the right amount of effort and is someone who has shown others what it means to be positive when she is around all of us here at PHS.”   

Andrew has been involved with Math Club, Bowling Club and plays the tuba and bassoon, respectively,  in PHS marching and concert bands. He is an avid bowler and enjoys woodworking. Outside of school, he works at Village Lanes and Menards.

“Andrew is a young man who is well-deserving of a Herb Kohl scholarship,” Pach noted. “During the times I've had the pleasure of speaking with Andrew, I can see he is someone who has his sights set on great things.”

Pach said he knows Andrew will do PHS and Herb Kohl proud with this scholarship award.  “Students are awarded Herb Kohl scholarships because they have shown they can overcome obstacles, understand what it means to work hard and to put their minds to the task at hand. Those of us who know Andrew know he continues to do all of these with a positive attitude.”

Pach added, “In my opinion, Kaitlyn and Andrew are showcasing to others in Wisconsin what it means to be #raiderstrong.  I wish them both the best of luck in the future.”

Kaitlyn and Andrew will be recognized at a May 3 banquet for regional winners at West De Pere High School.