2014 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 collegiate year. The three recipients include: MiKayla Engemann, daughter of Cathy and Tom Engemann, of Rhineland; Eric Hasenjaeger, son of Darrell and Linda Hasenjaeger, of Marthasville; Katy Hays, daughter of Nancy and Steve Hays, of Monroe City.

MiKayla Engemann is a 2015 graduate of Hermann High School. In the fall, MiKayla plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia seeking a major in Plant Science with an emphasis on plant breeding and biotechnology. 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. In the fall, Eric plans to attend East Central Community College in Union, later transferring to Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla pursuing a career as a professional engineer.

Katy Lynn Hays is a senior at Hannibal-LaGrange University majoring in Secondary Education-English. Upon graduation, she plans to teach English at a local high school. She hopes to remain in Missouri and serve her local community.

MiKayla Engemann

MiKayla EngemannWhile attending Hermann High School, MiKayla achieved a 4.12 GPA. MiKayla had a flourishing high school career. She excelled in her academics and was a model citizen in her community. MiKayla was very active in FFA and 4-H. 
While in high school, Mikayla’s educational career included:

Extracurricular Activities:

FFA:  Hermann FFA Chapter: 2011 - 2015
Offices Held:
2012-2013: Assistant Reporter: Chair of Natural Resources, Public Relations, and Scholarship
2013-2014: Chaplain
2014-2015: Secretary
Contest Teams:
Freshman: Knowledge Team
Sophomore: Parliamentary Procedure (Chairman) & Entomology Team
Junior: Poultry
Senior: Farm Management
4-H:  Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club: 2004-Present
Offices Held:
2009-2010: Treasurer
2010-2011: Treasurer
2011-2012: Reporter
2012-2013: Treasurer
Council Representative
Arts & Crafts Teen Leader
2013-2014: President
Council Representative
Arts & Crafts Teen Leader
2014-2015: President
Project Groups:
Steer, Arts & Crafts, Cake Decorating, Woodworking, Photography, Breads, Foods
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: 2011-2013
2012-2013: Team Captain
Varsity: 2013-Present
Class Officer: 2011-2015
2011-2012: Treasurer (Nominated by classmates)
2012-2013: Treasurer
2013-2014: Treasurer
Chair of Table Decorations and DJ Service for Prom
2014-2015: Treasurer

Honors and Awards:

Chapter Awards:
2011-2012: Chapter Scholarship
Chapter Leadership
2012-2013: Chapter Scholarship
Chapter Star Farmer
2013-2014: Chapter Scholarship
Chapter Leadership
2014: Barnwarming Queen
            Nominated to be on Courtwarming Court
2005: Outstanding First Year Member
2009-2010: Treasurer's Book: Blue Ribbon
2010-2011: Treasurer's Book: Blue/ Gold Ribbon
2012-2013: Treasurer's Book: Blue/ Gold Ribbon
Market Steer:
2010: Sportsmanship/ Showmanship: Ages 12-14
            Rate of Gain
2011: Sportsmanship/ Showmanship: Ages 12-14
2012: Grand Champion Market Steer
            Rate of Gain
2013: Sportsmanship/ Showmanship: Ages 15- Over
Hermann Basketball: 2013-2014: 3rd Place State Team

Community and Other Activities:

St. George Church Smorgasbord: Help grill sausage and chicken.  October: 2011, 2012, 2013
St. George Church Rectory: Help decorate the Rectory before Christmas season for the Christmas Rectory Tours.  November: 2012 & 2013
Highway Trash Clean-Up: Work with the Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club to clean up along Hwy K in Big Spring, MO.  October: 2004-2014
St. George Fish Fry: Help clean dishes, fill drinks, pick up empty trays and plates and clean off tables.  September 2011 & 2012
Big Spring Fire House Chicken Dinner: Help clean off tables, fill drinks, help elderly carry trays, pick up empty trays and plates and clean off tables.  October: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Hermann Chamber of Commerce: Help set up the Tin Mill for Wursffest judging. May 2013
Hermann High School: Working foul panel, concession stands and middle school tournaments.  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
St. George Catholic School: Working clock and concession stand for volleyball and basketball games.  Also, filling out scorebook for my brother 's basketball team at games. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Work Activity:

MiKayla is currently employed part-time as a waitress for Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery.  She works on the family farms to

  • Run equipment
  • Move equipment
  • Help with Work in the Fields
  • Bale hay: tetter, rake, bale, load, and haul hay
  • Shred
  • Cultivate
  • Clean Storage Bins
  • Rip Crop Fields
  • Run Grain Wagon in Field
  • Feed Cattle: Grain and Hay Bales
  • Sort Cattle
  • Haul Cattle: to different farm, to the vet, and to the sale barn
  • Tag Calves
  • Prep for Giving Medication (fill syringes with medication, keep workspace clean, keep needles sterile)
  • Prep and Help Castrate Bull Calves
  • Help with Bottle Calves
  • Run Auger and Fill Tractor Trailers
  • Clean Tractors and farm equipment
  • Fix and Build Fence

Extra House Work:

  • Help Cut and Split Wood for the Wood Furnace


  • Clean both inside and outside of semi trucks


Eric Hasenjaeger

Eric HasenjaegerWhile attending Washington High School, Eric achieved a 3.98 GPA. He is persistent and dedicated to doing his best in achieving an outstanding education. He will be solely responsible for funding his education.

While in high school, Eric’s educational career included:

Extracurricular Activities:

  • National Honor Society (12)
  • Mu Alpha Theta (12)
  • Renaissance Club (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Baseball (9)
  • Basketball (9, 10)
  • Golf (10, 11, 12)

Honors and Awards Received:

  • A Honor Roll (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Perfect Attendance (9, 10, 12)
  • Varsity Golf Academic All-Conference (11)
  • Varsity Golf Academic All-State (11)
  • Varsity Golf All-Conference (11)
  • Varsity Golf Sectional Qualifier (11)
  • Varsity Golf State Qualifier (11)

Community and Other Activities:

  • Red Ribbon Week Speaker (9, 10)
  • Jr. Golf Volunteer Leader (10, 11, 12)
  • St. Vincent’s Church Dinner Clean-Up (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Jr. Jays Basketball Tournament Volunteer (9, 10)
  • Vacation Bible School Volunteer-Immanuel UCC and St. Paul’s UCC (9, 10)
  • Emmaus Home Bazaar Volunteer (9, 10)

Work Activity:
Eric is currently employed part-time at the Wolf Hollow Golf Club. 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, caddy at Boone Valley Golf Club and refereeing 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball.


Katy Lynn Hays

Katy HaysKaty is currently a senior at Hannibal LaGrange University majoring in Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Katy plans to teach English at a local high school. While attending Monroe City R-1, Katy achieved a 4.0 GPA and has a cumulative GPA of 3.7 at Hannibal LaGrange University.

During college, Katy’s educational career included:

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Residential Advisor (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • CRU Member (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Honors and Awards:

  • Hannibal-LaGrange University Dean’s List ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Community and Other Activities:

  • Missouri Baptist Convention Summer Missions-2013 Volunteer, Two Weeks
  • Camp Inlow Youth Leader-Summer 2013, Two Weeks
  • Missouri Baptist Con Summer Missions-2014 Camp Team Leader
  • Serving during school sponsored activities
  • School observations at Monroe City High School and Hannibal High School

Work Activity:

Katy is currently employed as a Hannibal LaGrange Residential Advisor taking care of fourteen girls in her dorm and around campus. She works part-time as a cashier at C&R Market.

Katy wants to remain in Missouri and serve her local community. Through the love and support of family and friends, Katy continues to strive forward in life after a car accident in her senior year of high school where she suffered a severe brain injury.