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2020 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded four $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 collegiate year. The four recipients include: Lauren Buchheit, daughter of Andrea and Donald Buchheit, Jr. of Foristell; Gabriella Engemann, daughter of Melissa and Timothy Engemann of Hermann; Bria Hasenjaeger, daughter of Linda and Darrell Hasenjaeger of Marthasville; and Abbey Hunt, daughter of Teresa & James Hunt of Warrenton.

Lauren Buchheit is a 2020 graduate of Wright City High School. Lauren plans to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg studying Nursing. To help herself get there, while in high school, she took a health occupations class where she shadowed nurses and doctors and started getting experience.

Gabriella Engemann is a 2020 graduate of Hermann High School. Gabriella plans to attend Truman State University in Kirksville studying and majoring in accounting. Her hope is to get a job as either a private or public accountant at an agricultural business.

Bria Hasenjaeger is currently attending Missouri State University in Springfield working towards a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Her goal is to graduate and find a job that she loves and enjoys going to every day.

Abbey Hunt is a 2020 graduate of Warrenton High School. Abbey plans to attend Drury University in Springfield studying psychology with human resource management. At her job through high school she was a trainer and attended meetings to see how to make the work environment better for everyone. She enjoys helping people and understanding how to help them become better.

Lauren Buchheit

Austin BuchheitLauren graduated in May 2020 from Wright City High School in Wright City, MO with a 3.10 GPA. Lauren plans to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg studying Nursing.

Extracurricular Activities:
High School Cheer -4 years; TUF Program; Transform Your Future Girl Scouts Program – 3 Years Through High School, Digital Leaders

Honors and Awards:
Student of the Month; Outstanding Leadership (Cheer); Cheer “leader” Award (Cheer)

Community/Service Activities:
A+ Tutoring

Work Experience:
Lauren worked as a kennel tech at Westinn Kennels on holiday and summer breaks. Lauren helps at home by doing chores likes dishes and laundry. She also sometimes helps her dad in the shed.

Lauren wanted to be a recipient of the scholarship because it would help her stay debt free while getting the education she needs. The high school principal states she is a hard worker and a great citizen representative of the value prized at Wright City High School.

 

Gabriella Engemann

Austin BuchheitGabriella is a 2020 graduate from Hermann High School in Hermann, MO with a 4.11 GPA and was sixth in rank. Gabriella plans to attend Truman State University in Kirksville studying and majoring in accounting.

Extracurricular Activities:
Member of St. George Catholic Church; Student Council Treasurer (2020); Future Business Leader of America (2016-2020); National Honors Society (2017-2020); Future Farmers of America (2016-2018); Distributive Educational Club of America (2018-2019); Varsity H (2018-2020); Ignite mentor Program (2020); A+ Program (2016-2020); Volleyball (2016-2019)

Honors and Awards:
National Honors Society: Inducted in 2017; Future Business Leaders of America: 5th place Accounting II, advancing to State (2020); Volleyball; Academic All-Conference (2018, 2019), Academic All-State (2018, 2019); Future Farmers of America: 1st place conduct of Chapter meetings, districts (2017)

Community/Service Activities:
Various church activities such as fish fries, children’s liturgy, and cleaning the church; Middle School Volleyball assistant coach; Raked leaves for the Serve St. Louis Organization; Worked at a soup kitchen in St. Louis; NHS volunteer activities such as Special Olympics, trash pick-up, read across America day, and blood donation fundraisers.

Work Experience:
Gabriella wanted to be a recipient of the MDTA scholarship because it would be a huge asset by allowing her not to worry about financing her education. The scholarship would allow her to further her education and work towards achieving her goal of studying and majoring in accounting. Lauren hopes to get a job as either a private or public accountant at an agricultural business.

The Hermann High School counselor whole-heartedly endorsed her by stating Gabriella is a conscientious student with an incredible work ethic. Gabriella is a leader in multiple activities at the high school.  She leads in a quiet but confident manner. She is well respected by both peers and adults. Gabriella will use this scholarship to further her education. She will be a good steward of the contribution to her education by finishing what she starts.

 

Bria Hasenjaeger

Austin BuchheitBria Hasenjaeger is currently attending Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a 3.84 GPA working towards a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Extracurricular Activities:
Missouri State Teachers Association (sophomore year).

Honors and Awards:
Dean’s List each semester applicable.

Community/Service Activities:
Helped with the Washington high School Athletic Association Dinner Auction; Observing and assisting in a Springfield Public School District 3rd grade classroom.

Work Experience:
Bria has worked as a deli worker at the Montelle Winery from August to November 2017. Bria has been a child caretaker from 2014 to present in babysitting/nanny for families; housecleaner from 2014 to present by cleaning houses bi-weekly and worked at Hasenjaeger Trucking from 2014 to present cleaning the office and shop and other various jobs.

Bria wanted to receive the MDTA Scholarship because it would be extremely helpful in paying for her college expenses and a great honor for her family business.

The Academic Advisor at MSU stated Bria is a hard worker, captain of high school basketball and golf teams and was secretary of high school student council. Bria passed every class with an A or B and maintains a very high GPA.

 

Abbey Hunt

Austin BuchheitAbbey Hunt is a 2020 graduate of Warrenton High School with a 3.2 GPA. Abbey plans to attend Drury University in Springfield studying psychology with human resource management.

Extracurricular Activities:
Yearbook: Writing/Grammar, Editor/Management.

Community/Service Activities:
Participant at a German Festival.

Work Experience:
Abbey works 25 hours a week as a server. Abbey helps clean at home.

One of the major reasons Abbey believed she would make a great recipient for the MDTA scholarship is it would help her carry on her journey of education. Education is super important to her which is why in high school she never took the easy way out. Abbey always challenged herself throughout taking college courses preparing herself for college. Abbey always wanted to go to college and it has never crossed her mind not to go. Abbey’s dream major of study is psychology with human resource management. At her job all through high school she was a trainer and attended meetings to see how to make the work environment better for everyone. Abbey enjoys helping people and understanding how she can help them become better.

The high school counselor states Abbey has respect for peers, has above average communication skills and a strong work ethic.

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