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Friday, May 31, 2013

Ted Pollman Scholarships Announced!

This is a really great thing that one of our favorite places, Door Peninsula Winery,  does for the community.



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May 31, 2013 
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Ted Pollman Scholarship Awarded to Two Graduating Seniors
Carlsville, WI - Recipients of the 2013 Ted Pollman Scholarship were announced this week. Michael Eric Wolfe, Sturgeon Bay High School Senior, and Patricia Hernandez, Sevastopol High School Senior, were chosen out of many deserving candidates from the four area schools.
The Ted Pollman Scholarship was created by the Pollman family, owners of Door Peninsula Winery and other Door County businesses, to honor the memory of their youngest son who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2000. Despite being diagnosed with severe learning disabilities at the age of five, Ted exceeded through hard work and persistence. The intent of the scholarship is to award a graduating senior who has overcome financial, scholastic and/or physical challenges in their life and has ambitions of furthering their education.
The scholarship is in its twelfth year, beginning in Biloxi, Mississippi at Ted's alma mater, St. John's High School. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the high school was destroyed and the decision was made to move the scholarship to Sevastopol High School due to Door Peninsula Winery's location within the school district. This year is the first that the scholarship has been open to students in all four area high schools.
"We decided that seniors from all the schools should have an opportunity to apply for the scholarship," said Noreen Pollman, President of Door Peninsula Winery. "We own businesses throughout the county and wanted to be able to support students in each community."
Applicants are asked about their educational aspirations, community involvement, extracurricular involvement, and the challenges they have faced and overcome. Each application is read by the Pollman family and a deserving student is chosen based on their answers.
"It was difficult for us to make a decision," said Bob Pollman. "We received so many deserving applications this year that we couldn't decide on just one. We are pleased we are able to help these young people and keep the memory of our son going."
There are 3 additional Ted Pollman Scholarships awarded each year to deserving employees going on to higher education.
The Pollman family has owned Door Peninsula Winery since 1984 and also owns Door County Distillery and Bistro 42, attached to the winery; Cooper's Corner, The Barrel Room and The Cherry Hut in Fish Creek; and Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Fat Louie's Olive Oil in Egg Harbor.
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