(Horicon) A Horicon High School student was one of ten graduating Wisconsin seniors to be awarded a $1,000 gift certificate. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt recently announced the winners of the Advest gift certificates. Graduating seniors were encouraged to write essays about how they plan to finance their college education for a chance to win the $1,000. Members of the Coalition reviewed and scored the 117 essay submissions based on criteria including research, identifying funding sources for college, and explaining how to manage student loan debt. Ella Sommerfeld of Beaver Dam was selected along with nine others, including Tyler Van Deslunt from Fond du Lac. Contest winners received a video recognition from Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, essay contest sponsors and Coalition members.
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