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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.
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
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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800 551 5049
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