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2017 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded four $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 collegiate year. The four recipients include: Austin Buchheit, son of Andrea and Donald Buchheit of Foristell; MiKayla Engemann, daughter of Cathy and Tom Engemann, of Rhineland; Eric Hasenjaeger, son of Linda and Darrell Hasenjaeger, of Marthasville; and Luke Hasenjaeger, son of Linda and Darrell Hasenjaeger of Marthasville.

Austin Buchheit is a 2016 graduate of Wright City High School.  In the fall, Austin plans to attend the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla seeking a major in Mechanical Engineering. Austin has aspiration of earning a position with Peterbilt or Caterpillar.

MiKayla Engemann is a 2015 graduate of Hermann High School. MiKayla is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia pursuing a Plant Science Major in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology as well as Crop Management and an Agricultural Economics Minor. Her future career plans are to become a Plant Scientist/Geneticist, and hopes to obtain a job with one of the major plant seed companies.

Eric Hasenjaeger is a 2015 graduate of Washington High School. Eric is currently attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. Eric is majoring in Mathematics.  He plans to be an actuary.

Luke Hasenjaeger is a 2013 graduate of Washington High School. Since the fall of 2013, he has attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Austin Buchheit

Austin BuchheitAs a student at Wright City High School, Austin achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.983. While in high school, Austin’s activities, honors and awards included:

Extracurricular Activities:

Varsity Football (9, 10, 11, 12)
Varsity Track (11)
National Honor Society (10, 11, 12)
Student Ambassador (11)
Math Tutor (10, 11, 12)
St. Patrick Parish Youth Group (9, 10, 11, 12)

Honors and Awards:

Student of the Month (4 times)
Student of the Year (3 times)
Academic All-State (3 times)
Male Scholar Athlete Award (2014-2015)
Missouri Boy’s State Delegate (2015)
1st Team All-Conference/District Area Linebacker (2015)
All-Area Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
Football Team Captain (11, 12)
1st Team All Conference 4x400

Community/Service Activities:

Pro-Life Trip Participant (9, 10)
City Wide Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer (9, 10, 11)
Project Graduation Barbecue Volunteer (11, 12)
Project Graduation Mouse Races (12)

Work Experience:

Austin previously worked at the McDonald’s in Foristell from May 2014 to January 2015; hand crew with BSR Services, Inc. during snow removal in winter of 2015 and managed a fireworks stand from the summer of 2013 to present. He also cuts and sells his own firewood.

MiKayla Engemann

MiKayla EngemannMiKayla is a freshman year student at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she is majoring in Plant Science in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology as well as Crop Management. She is also pursuing a minor in Agricultural Economics. Her current college GPA is a 3.5 out of 4.0. MiKayla graduated from Hermann High School with a 4.12 GPA.

Extracurricular Activities:

University of Missouri – Columbia

Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen Member (2015 – present)
CAFNR Steering Week Committee Member (2015 – present)

4-H

Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club: 2004-2015
Offices Held: Treasurer (3 years), Reporter, President (2 years), Council Representative (2 years), Arts & Crafts Teen Leader (2 years)
Project Groups: Steer, Arts & Crafts, Cake Decorating, Woodworking, Photography, Breads, Foods

Hermann High School

Hermann FFA Chapter: 2011 – 2015
Offices Held: Assistant Reporter, Chaplain and Secretary
Contest Teams:Knowledge, Parliamentary Procedure (Chairman), Entomology, Poultry and Farm Management
National Honor Society: 2012-2015: Member
Enrichment: 2011-2015
Varsity H: 2013-2015: Member
FCCLA: 2011-2012: Member
Drama: 2014-2015: Member
Hermann Basketball: 2011-2015; Junior Varsity: 2 years: Team Captain (1 year), Varsity: 2 years
Class Officer: 2011-2015: Treasurer (4 years)
Chair of Table Decorations and DJ Service for Prom

Honors and Awards:

University of Missouri – Columbia

CAFNR Dean’s List (Fall 2015)

4-H

Club: Outstanding First Year Member, Treasurer's Book: Blue Ribbon, Treasurer's Book: Blue/ Gold Ribbon (2 years)
Market Steer: Sportsmanship/ Showmanship (3 years), Rate of Gain (2 years), Grand Champion Market Steer

Herman High School

FFA: Chapter Awards: Chapter Scholarship (3 years), Chapter Leadership (2 years), Star Chapter Farmer, Barnwarming Queen, Nominated to be on Courtwarming Court
Hermann Basketball: 3rd Place State Team

Community and Other Activities:

St. George Catholic Church and School:

Smorgasbord (3 years)
Christmas Rectory Tour (2 years)
Fish Fry (2 years)
Concession Stand and Clock: (4 years)
Highway Trash Clean-Up (10 years)
Big Spring Fire House Chicken Dinner (4 years)
Hermann Chamber of Commerce: Wursffest Set Up (1 year)
Hermann High School: Foul Panel & Concession Stand (4 years)

Work Activity:

While pursing her educational degree, MiKayla works part-time as a waitress for Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery. She also works on the family farms to run and move equipment, working in the fields, bale hay shred, cultivate, clean storage bins, rip crop fields, run grain wagon, feed cattle, work cattle, maintain fence, load semis, clean tractors and farm equipment. She helps cut and split wood for the home wood furnace. She cleans inside and outside of semi-trucks for family business.

Eric Hasenjaeger

Eric HasenjaegerEric is a student the University of Missouri – Columbia where he’s majoring in Mathematics. His current college GPA is 3.7.  While a student at Washington High School, Eric achieved a 3.98 GPA. He is persistent and dedicated to doing his best in achieving an outstanding education. He is solely responsible for funding his education.

Extracurricular Activities:

National Honor Society (1 year)
Mu Alpha Theta (1 year)
Athletic Director’s Council (3 years)
Renaissance Club (4 years)
Baseball (1 year)
Basketball (2 years)
Golf (3 years)

Honors and Awards Received:

A Honor Roll (4 years)
Perfect Attendance (3 years)
Varsity Golf Academic All-Conference (1 year)
Varsity Golf Academic All-State (1 year)
Varsity Golf All-Conference (2 years)
Varsity Golf Sectional Qualifier (1 year)
Varsity Golf State Qualifier (1 year)

Community and Other Activities:

Red Ribbon Week Speaker (2 years)
Jr. Golf Volunteer Leader (3 years)
St. Vincent’s Church Dinner Clean-Up (4 years)
Jr. Jays Basketball Tournament Volunteer (2 years)
Vacation Bible School Volunteer-Immanuel UCC and St. Paul’s UCC (2 years)
Emmaus Home Bazaar Volunteer (2 years)

Work Activity:

Eric worked 30-40 hours per week during the summer at a golf course. Other work activities includes cutting grass and snow shoveling at his parent’s and grandmother’s homes, helping to butcher, cleans and waxes trucks, cuts wood, takes care of pets at home, and refereeing 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball.

Luke Hasenjaeger

Luke HasenjaegerLuke is currently a student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is paying independently for his college education. His current college GPA is a 3.7. He graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Mo. with a cumulative GPA of 3.94.

Extracurricular Activities:

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Varsity Baseball (2 years)

Washington High School

Athletic Directors Council (1 year)
Football (4 years)
Basketball (4 years)
Baseball (4 years)
Student Council (2 years)
Leadership Class (2 years)
DECA (1 year)
Student Council State Convention (1 year)
ASME (2 years)
Mu Alpha Theta (1 year)
Renaissance Member (4 years)

Honors and Awards:

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dean’s List (4 semesters)

Washington High School

A Honor Roll (4 years)
National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award (1 year)
MFCA All State Quarterback (1 year)
Football Class 5 All District (1 year)
Football East Central All-District (1 year)
Football First Team All Conference (1 year)
Football Academic All Conference (3 years)
Basketball Academic All Conference (3 years)
Baseball Academic All Conference (3 years)
Football Academic All-State (3 years)
Baseball All Conference (1 year)
Baseball Team Captain (3 years)
Football Team Captain (3 years)
Basketball Team Captain (3 years)
Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week (1 year)
Rotary Club Student of the Month (1 year)

Community Service:

Children’s Relay for life (2 years)
Meals on Wheels (2 years)
STUCO State Convention Publicity Chair (1 year)
Dig for A Difference Member (3 year)
Dig for A Difference Chairman (2 years)
Senior Citizens Prom (2 years)
Special Olympics Bowling (2 years)
Red Ribbon Week Speakers (2 years)
Family Reading Night (2 years)
Youth Football/Baseball Camp (2 years)

Work Experience:

Luke worked in the Parker-Hennifin Sparlan Division from May of 2015 to January of 2016. He also worked as a dump truck driver and truck maintenance for Hasenjaeger Trucking, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. From 2008 to 2013, he cut gross and provided lawn care services.

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