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Hanley to receive MCAREA scholarship


The Monroe County Area Retired Educators’ Association (MCAREA) has awarded their 2020 MCAREA Scholarships to Sierra Hanley of Cashton, Wisconsin.

The annual MCAREA Scholarship is awarded to a Monroe County public high school graduate who has been accepted into the School of Education at his or her chosen college or university and carries on the tradition of the Ollie M. Swanson Scholarship, which honored the Superintendent of Monroe County Schools by presenting a scholarship in her name each year from 1957 to 2012. At that time Margaret Rowan, representing all past and current retired teachers who administered the Swanson Scholarship over the decades, transferred the remaining Swanson funds to MCAREA. This year the organization awarded their $500 scholarship to a very qualified applicant.

Sierra Hanley graduated from Cashton High School in 2017, and is enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville majoring in Agricultural Education. Sierra’s goal is to be an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor in a Wisconsin High School or Middle School.

Any Monroe County public high school graduate is encouraged to plan ahead and to apply for the MCAREA Scholarship in future years when he or she has been accepted into an accredited college or university School of Education. Application information is available from the guidance offices of Brookwood, Cashton, Sparta, and Tomah High Schools.


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