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Tremper Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

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Tremper High School Senior Ben Wajerski
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The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Ben Wajerski, a Tremper High School senior and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Wajerski is one of the 575 semifinalists selected nationwide who will receive a $3,200 scholarship to be used at a U.S. college or university, military institute, or trade school towards qualified education expenses for undergraduate studies.

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Since 1946, more than $21 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

“Ben is an outstanding student and role model to his peers both at Tremper and throughout the Kenosha community. He is committed in everything he does and always goes above and beyond to tackle his tasks and duties with fidelity,” said Tremper High School Principal Steven Knecht. “We are proud to have him as a part of our Tremper community and cannot wait to see what he does in the future.”

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At Tremper High School, Wajerski has served as student government president and vice president, National Honor Society president and member, African American Male Initiative president and member, Key Club member, Link Crew member, and participated in the Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, he held the role of 2023 Class Vice President. He has stayed active throughout high school as a member of the Tremper varsity soccer team, baseball team, and in track and field. His hard work and dedication have been recognized by being named to the honor roll every quarter, as well as earning the AP Scholar Award, Renaissance Premiere Status, Daughters of the American Revolution Award, and more.

Outside of school, Wajerski spent time volunteering for Feed My Starving Children, PADS Lunches, United Way of Kenosha County, Bored of Boredom Tutoring, and various others through NHS and Key Club. This fall, he will attend Northwestern University where he will major in industrial engineering.

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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4 Responses

  1. Great job Ben! Keep up the hard work, I am sure you will go far in life and have so much to be proud of!

  2. Sounds like this young man has a bright future! A person that Kenosha can be proud of…we need more of this from our younger generation to assure a positive future. Congrats and good luck, Ben!

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