Selden, Hixon named recipients of Forever Young scholarships


FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School has announced the recipients of the 2020 Forever Young Scholarship in memory of Isabella Burrows and Paige Raspor.

The awards, in the amount of $2,020, will be presented to Kathleen Selden and Riley Hixon.

The scholarship is given to students who share in the love of sports and/or arts. Burrows was a three-sport athlete whose determination to overcome challenges and meet her goals was inspiring. Raspor’s passion was with the arts. She loved drawing, painting and music.

Selden is graduating as co-valedictorian of her class. Throughout her four years, she has been a member of the Student Council, TORPEDOS student and community group, and National Honor Society, where she was president.

Musical and performance talents earned her state solo and ensemble honors and state forensics medals, and she also excelled on the volleyball and basketball courts and the softball and cross country fields.


She plans to pursue a actuarial science degree this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the daughter of Ann and Chris Selden of Florence.

Hixon has been an integral part of the student body and school community of FHS. He has utilized his talents to represent Florence High School athletics in football, basketball and track throughout his four years. He was a two-year varsity football player, four-year varsity basketball player, and track team member for three years. His basketball skills earned him Honorable Mention for Northern Lakes Conference his sophomore and junior year. Senior year, Hixon was named Second-Team All-Conference and also became a member of the 1,000-point club. He was chosen MVP for track his junior year.

He plans to pursue a physical education degree this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He is the son of Christine Witynski and Jim Hixon of Florence.


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