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Cooper is the 2019 recipient of the Foundation Stone Scholarship.

The son of Jason and Kari Buchholtz, Cooper is unabashedly proud of his hometown, Lake Mills, saying, "I love my town. I have met so many encouraging and successful people here. Lake Mills has taught me tradition and a true sense of community."

He considers his biggest accomplishment to be his acceptance to the Lake Mills City Council. Second to that was being elected as the President of his high school class.

Perhaps, though, one of the most consequential decisions Cooper made may have been to become a big brother to Caleb and Payton, the young son and daughter of a fellow Lake Millsian who unexpectedly died in February of 2019. "I never expected at 18 years of age [that] I would get another little brother and sister." Cooper has the opportunity to make a lasting and positive impact on two young people who need connection and care.

Cooper will enter the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire to study Biochemistry with a medical objective of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Following his graduation from UW Eau Claire, he also intends to volunteer with Doctors Without Boarders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.

Lake Mills High School


Calvin is the 2018 recipient of the Foundation Stone Scholarship.

Biography soon to come.

Jefferson High School

Calvin Coyne

Alex is one of two 2017 recipients of the Foundation Stone Scholarship.

Alex grew up in Johnson Creek, attending the public school system there from elementary through high school. In high school, he was a three-sport athlete and earned a total of 12 varsity letters in the respective sports: in football he played Quarterback, Safety, Cornerback, and Outside Linebacker; he wrestled at 120, 145, 160, and 170 lbs; and in baseball, he played Outfielder, Third Baseman, Shortstop, and Pitcher.

After high school, Alex went to Quincy University, in Illinois, and played college baseball at the Division 2 level as Third Baseman. His academic performance at Quincy was equally impressive as he maintained a cumulative GPA of a 3.85. He is set to graduate 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. During the summer, Alex plans to intern for the Lakeshore Chinooks on the Ticket Sales team.

Johnson Creek High School

Alex David

Anthony is one of two the 2017 recipients of the Foundation Stone Scholarship.

Biography soon to come.

Watertown High School

Anthony DeGalley

Nathan is the 2016 recipient of the Foundation Stone Scholarship.

Biography soon to come.

Jefferson High School

Nathan Roth