2017 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 collegiate year. The three recipients include: 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.

MiKayla Engemann is a 2015 graduate of Hermann High School. MiKayla is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia pursuing a Plant Science Major with an emphasis in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology as well as Crop Management and an Agricultural Economics Minor. Her future career plans are to become a Crop Consultant and work one on one with farmers to improve their yields.

Eric Hasenjaeger is a 2015 graduate of Washington High School. Eric is currently attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. Eric is majoring in Education. He plans to be a high school math teacher.

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 and expects to receive a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in December 2017.

MiKayla Engemann

MiKayla EngemannMiKayla is a student at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she is majoring in Plant Science, emphasizing in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology as well as Crop Management. She is also pursuing a minor in Agricultural Economics. MiKayla hopes to become a Crop Consultant and work one on one with farmers to improve their yields. Her current college GPA is a 3.37 on 4.0 scale. MiKayla graduated from Hermann High School with a 4.12 GPA.

Extracurricular Activities:

University of Missouri – Columbia

Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen Member (August 2015 – present)
CAFNR Steering Week Committee Member (February 2016 – present), Account Executive (Present)


Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club: September 2004 – August 2015
Offices Held:Treasurer, Reporter, President, Council Representative

Hermann High School

Hermann FFA Chapter: August 2011 – Present
Offices Held: Assistant Reporter, Chaplain, Secretary
Class Officer: August 2011 - May 2015: Treasurer (4 years)
National Honor Society: August 2012 – May 2015: Member
Hermann High School Basketball: November 2011 – March 2015

Honors and Awards:

University of Missouri – Columbia

CAFNR Dean’s List (Fall 2015)

Herman High School

FFA: Chapter Awards: Chapter Scholarship (3 years), Chapter Leadership (2 years), Star Chapter Farmer (2013), State Degree Recipient (2016)

Community and Other Activities:

MiKayla has been very involved in the community.  She volunteered for St. George Catholic Church’s Smorgasbord, Fish Fries, etc.  MiKayla worked the concession stand as well as run the clock for St. George Catholic School’s athletics games.  For the Chamber of Commerce she helped set up judging areas for the Wurstfest as well as other things around the town for the event.  Through 4-H, MiKayla has been able to do a lot of community service such as volunteering for the Big Spring Firehouse Chicken Dinners, picking up trash along Hwy K and volunteer judging at the Warren County Fair.  MiKayla has also been able to help during summer school in the Art Room working one on one with children who need extra help.  During the summer after her freshman year in high school, she was able to go to Joplin to help paint the inside and outside of a house as well as clean up the yard from the tornado.  This year MiKayla is planning on doing a Community Service Project during CAFNR Week and is wanting to get involved in the City of Columbia as well as on Mizzou’s campus.

Work Activity:

While pursing her educational degree, MiKayla works part-time as a waitress approximately 17 hours a week. She also works on the family farm, helping at home and the family business.  MiKayla works with cattle (feeding, watering, checking during calving season, medications), fixing fence, moving hay, running tractors and implements, running grain systems, loading semis, cleaning equipment, running errands and picking up equipment parts, cutting wood, mowing grass, doing laundry and cleaning the house.


Eric Hasenjaeger

Eric HasenjaegerEric is a student the University of Missouri – Columbia where he’s majoring in Education. 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.  Eric plans to be a high school math teacher after college.

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 (2 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 with butchering for family, cuts wood 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 expected to graduate in December 2017. Luke has been the majority funding source for his college expenses. His current college GPA is a 3.64. 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 (3 years)
Mu Alpha Theta (1 year)
Renaissance Member (4 years)

Honors and Awards:

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dean’s List (7 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)
Senior Citizens Prom (2 years)
Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament (3 years)
Special Olympics Bowling (2 years)
Red Ribbon Week Speakers (2 years)

Work Experience:

Luke worked at Schwoeppe Machine & Tool from May to August 2016 as a Design Engineer Intern.  He worked at Parker-Hennifin Sparlan Division from May 2015 to January 2016 as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op. 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 grass and provided lawn care services.