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Monday, October 26, 2015

Ted Pollman Scholarship Awarded to Three Area Students



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
October 23th, 2015
Contact Beth Levendusky
blevendusky@dcwine.com    920-743-7431


Ted Pollman Scholarship Awarded to Three Area Students

Carlsville, WI - Recipients of the 2015 Ted Pollman Scholarship were announced this week. Casey Rosenthal who attends Bellin College, Mathew VanBramer who attends UW Madison, and Ethan Ray who attends UW Parkside were chosen out of many deserving candidates. All three will received $1500 towards schooling and are current employees of Pollman family businesses.

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 graduating seniors or those currently pursuing higher education who have overcome financial, scholastic and/or physical challenges in their life.

The scholarship is in its fourteenth 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 Door County due to Door Peninsula Winery's location.
  
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 deserving students are 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 area graduating high school seniors 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; Juniper's Gin Joint, The Barrel Room and The Cherry Hut in Fish Creek; and Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Fat Louie's Olive Oil Company in Egg Harbor.



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