Three awarded Touchett scholarships
FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School has announced three recipients of the 2020 Tim Touchett Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each.
Jenna Springer, Jordyn Springer and Kendralee Milan all were chosen for this scholarship based on their demonstration of a strong work ethic, dedication to community service, and a focused ambition to achieve their goals.
Jenna Springer will graduate as co-valedictorian of her class. She plans to pursue an environmental engineering degree at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall.
Jordyn Springer also is a co-valedictorian. She plans to major in graphic communications at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Both are the daughters of Mark and Loralee Springer of Florence.
Milan will graduate among the top of her class. She plans to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Green Bay in the fall for their medical assistant program and then continue with a nursing major. She is the daughter of Valarie Milan of Florence.
Touchett attended school in Florence and was a Florence High School graduate. FHS is honored to be one of two local schools to award this scholarship. The Tim Touchett Legacy effort was established in 2015, in his memory.
Touchett died after complications from surgery meant to embolize an arteriovenous fistula that ruptured near his brain stem. He was 30 years old, married and a father of three young girls. He loved life and took every opportunity to have fun, especially with his family and friends. Growing up on a lake in the northwoods of Wisconsin with his parents and two sisters, he had an inherent passion for adventure and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, skiing, wake surfing, tinkering in his garage and basically anything he could do outside with his family and friends. He and his wife, Sarah, also loved to create things. They had a side business called “Flyin’ Bags,” building and selling corn-hole game boards and bags.
Money is raised for this scholarship through an annual cornhole tournament that takes place every summer in Delavan, Wis. Due to COVID-19, this year’s fundraising will be virtual; information will be posted on the charity Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/timtouchettlegacy/.
For more information or to support this scholarship effort, go online to the website at https://charitysmith.org/memorial-funds/tim-touchett-legacy-fund/.