2014 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 collegiate year.  The three recipients are Luke Hasenjaeger, son Darrell and Linda Hasenjaeger of Marthasville; Katy Hays, daughter of Nancy Hays of Monroe City; and Tiffany Wilson, daughter of Lynn & Connie Wilson of Brumley.

Luke Hasenjaeger is a 2013 graduate of Washington High School.  This fall Luke is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering or possibly engineering management.  While balancing studies and baseball, Luke’s goal is to graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA and be placed into a job he is excited to begin following graduation.

Katy Hays currently attends Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri majoring in Secondary Education in the field of Communication Arts.  Katy’s goal is to become a high school teacher in Missouri.  Katy was honored to receive the MDTA scholarship last year, and she is still extremely appreciative for it.  She plans to take summer classes and return again in the fall.  Katy graduated from Monroe City R-1 High School.

Tiffany Wilson is a 2013 graduate of School of the Osage High School.  In the fall, Tiffany plans to attend Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri pursuing a degree in nursing to become a registered nurse advancing into a nurse practitioner.  Being a recipient of the MDTA scholarship will allow Tiffany to pursue her chosen profession and enable her to fulfill her desire to help others and expand her knowledge and horizons.  Tiffany wants to help to be able to help patients who cannot help themselves.  Tiffany believes once her goals are met, she will be able to provide something meaningful to all her patients in the healthcare field.

Luke Hasenjaeger

Luke HasenjaegerWhile attending Washington High School, Luke had a 3.9375 GPA among the top 25 students in his graduating class of 330.  

While in high school, Luke’s extracurricular activities included:

School and Community Activities:

  • Football, Basketball, Baseball (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Athletic Director’s Council (12)
  • Student Council (11, 12)
  • Leadership Class (11, 12)
  • DECA (11)
  • Student Council State Competition (12)
  • Renaissance Member (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Mu Alpha Theta (12)

Honors and Awards Received:

  • A Honor Roll (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Football MFCA All-State Quarterback (12)
  • National Football Foundation, St. Louis-Tom Lombardo Chapter Scholar Athlete Award (12)
  • Football Class 5 District 4 All-District (12)
  • Football East Central All-District (12)
  • Football First Team All-Conference (GAC Central) (12)
  • Football Academic All-Conference (10, 11, 12)
  • Washington High School Football Team Offensive Player of the Year (12)
  • Basketball Academic All-Conference (11, 12)
  • Baseball Academic All-Conference (9, 10, 11)
  • Football Academic All-State (10, 11, 12)
  • International Leadership Network-Missouri Valley Young Achiever Medallion Award Recipient (10)
  • Academic Booster Club “Academic Achiever Award” (April) (11)
  • Basketball Team Captain (11, 12)
  • Football Team Captain (12)
  • Football Second Team All-Conference (10)
  • Football Second Team All-All-Area (10)
  • Honorable Mention All-Conference (11)
  • Honorable Mention All-Area (11)
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch Athlete of the Week (11)
  • KLPW Athlete of the Week (10, 11, 12)
  • Washington Rotary Club Student of the Month (December 2012) (12)

Community and Other Activities:

  • Student Council State Convention Publicity Chairman (12)
  • Children’s Relay for Life Co-Chair (11, 12)
  • Meals on Wheels (11)
  • Dig for a Difference (10) Chaired (11, 12)
  • Senior Citizens Prom (11, 12)
  • Special Olympics Bowling (11, 12)
  • Red Ribbon Week Speaker (11, 12)
  • Family Reading Night (11, 12)
  • Boy Scout Football Night (12)
  • Youth Football Camp (10, 11, 12)
  • Youth Baseball Camp (11, 12)

Work Activity

  • Lawn Care - 2008-Present:  cut grass and provide various lawn care services.
  • Hasenjaeger Trucking, Inc. - 2011-Present:  Truck maintenance, detailing trucks.
  • Hay Rake Acres (farm) – 2012:  paint fences, general maintenance

Luke is currently not employed.  Luke wanted to receive the MDTA scholarship because it would be extremely helpful in paying for college expenses and a great honor for his family’s business.  Luke will be mostly self-supportive in paying for college.


Katy Hays

Katy HaysKaty is currently a freshman attending Hannibal-LaGrange University with a GPA of 3.69.  While attending Monroe City R-1 High School, Katy had a 3.95 GPA. 

While in high school and first year of college, Katy’s extracurricular activities included:

School and Community Activities:

  • Basketball-1 year
  • Softball-3 years
  • Dance Team-3 years
  • Tri-County Mayhem traveling softball team-4 years
  • Spanish Club-Vice President
  • Book Club
  • Students With A Goat
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Gold Club
  • Future Teacher’s Association Club-President
  • Student Council-Senior Secretary
  • Cadet Teaching
  • Student Office Aide
  • Bible Study

Honors and Awards Received:

  • Academic Principal, Superintendent and Gold Club
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Above Average on End-of Course Tests
  • Lettered in Softball all 3 Years Played
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University 2012 Fall Semester Dean’s List
  • Monroe City High School Graduation:  Salutatorian, Magna Cum Laude
  • Monroe City High School A+ Membership
  • Introduction Speech at Hannibal-LaGrange University

Community and Other Activities:

  • Nutrition Center Volunteer
  • Cancer Awareness and Heart Defect Awareness Activities
  • Confirmation
  • Hannibal Helping Hands Volunteer Work
  • Hannibal LaGrange University Gatekeepers Volunteer Work
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University Freshman Seminar Volunteer Project
  • Camp Inlow, Youth Camp Summer 2012 Cabin Leader Volunteer
  • Pro-Life March in Washington, DC
  • Volunteer Tutoring Work with Peers at Hannibal-LaGrange University

Work Activity

  • Cashier at C&R Supermarkets: 1 ½ years
  • Babysitting for Multiple Families
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University 2013-2014 Residential Advisor Alternate

The university faculty advisor stated Katy is an excellent student who communicates well and is always prepared.  Helping Katy get her education would be a wise investment.  As a future educator, Katy will positively impact many students.


Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany WilsonWhile attending School of the Osage High School, Tiffany had a 3.745 GPA among the top 14 students in her graduating class of 110. 

While in high school, Tiffany’s extracurricular activities included:

School and Community Activities

  • Softball Manager, 2008-2009
  • JV Softball Player, 2008-2099
  • New Student Ambassador
  • RACE into Reading Activities with Children
  • National Junior Honor Society President, 2008
  • SkillsUSA President, August 2012-present
  • Member of SkillsUSA, August 2011-present
  • National Honor Society, May 2011-present
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • SkillsUSA Leadership Team-August 2012
  • Student Focus Group LCTC
  • Key Club
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4 years
  • Together in Every Situation, 1 year

Honors and Awards Received:

  • Academic Letter, 2008-2012
  • Honor Roll Award, 8 years
  • Superior Achievement Award, 2008-2012
  • Perfect Attendance Awards
  • Elks Student of the Month, October 2011
  • Missouri District Leadership Award, 2011
  • Exemplary Attendance, 2011-2012
  • President’s Education Awards Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence, May 2012
  • Elks Student of the Month, November 2012
  • Osage High School Student of the Month, December 2012

Community and Other Activities:

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church Youth Group
  • Vacation Bible School Leader, 4 years
  • Children’s Church Teacher
  • Community Blood Drive, 2011
  • Senior Citizen’s Banquet, 2 years
  • Winter Nursing Camp at LRHS, 2011
  • Junior Volunteer for Lake Regional Health System, June 2012 (65+ hours)

Work Activity

  • Now employed in healthcare working approximately 24 hours week.
  • Help on family farm by hauling hay, maintaining lawn, and feeding beef cattle.
  • Various babysitting jobs, preparing meals and supervising children.

The high school principal stated Tiffany was a very hard worker in everything she does.  Tiffany is looked up to by her peers and by the faculty as a student who is hardworking, honest, and genuinely polite.  Tiffany is a fantastic student with a heart of gold!