(Dodge County) The Moraine Park Technical College will now be able to award 15 students with one-time scholarships thanks to the success of the 2018 Ledge Games. The competition, held in Eden Wisconsin, utilizes family-friendly lumberjack themed activities such as a caber toss, hammer toss, archery, keg toss, speed chop, and ax throw, with 100 percent of event proceeds totaling $7500 supporting the Ledge Games scholarship. The scholarship focuses on engineering, manufacturing and technology programs at Moraine Park.
The Ledge Games were co-founded by Josh Michaels, of Fond du Lac, and Tyler Oestreich of Eden, who both work within the manufacturing industry. Tyler says they are “proud to contribute the proceeds to Moraine Park.” He goes on to say the local economy greatly depends on manufacturing skill sets, and they see the value in supporting the manufacturing workforce locally. Praising Moraine Park and its students for taking those learned skills and taking them to careers within local manufacturing companies, helping to innovate and keep the local economy strong.
Time still remains for students enrolling in engineering, manufacturing, or technology for the 2019-2020 school year to apply for a share of this scholarship. Eligibility requirements, and application materials can be found online for the Ledge Game scholarship, and other available scholarships online at morainepark.edu/scholarships.