Four Woodchucks Employees Awarded Work Ethic Scholarship

Scholarship Winners: Matt Borta, Amber Prell, Tarin Rayala and Taylor Porter

Four Woodchuck Employees Awarded Macdonald Foundation Work Ethic Scholarships

Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks send congratulations to four current employees who were among the ten local college students to be awarded $1,000 Work Ethic Scholarships by the Macdonald Foundation this year. These four students have distinguished themselves by working their way through school while maintaining very high academic and citizenship standards.

The four Woodchuck employees awarded the scholarship are Matt Borta, Taylor Porter, Amber Prell and Tarin Rayala.

Matt recently graduated from Wausau West. Matt will be attending UW-La Crosse this fall where he plans to enroll in the College of Business Administration. Matt has worked for the Woodchucks since 2012 in various roles, including as a ticket sales intern this summer.

Taylor is a senior at UW-Oshkosh majoring in Radio/Television/Film with a minor in French. For the past three summers Taylor has managed the video operations for the Woodchucks games.

Amber is a junior at UW-Eau Claire majoring in Psychology. Amber hopes to pursue a Masters Degree with an emphasis in counseling for children and teenagers with disabilities and disorders. Amber has worked three different job the past two summers to help pay for her education. This includes a position as waitress/bartender for the Woodchucks.

Tarin is a sophomore at UW-La Crosse majoring in Communication Studies. Tarin started with the Woodchucks in 2013 as an usher and has worked as a waitress/bartender the past two seasons.

Mark Macdonald said. "Donna and I have a special fondness for all ten of the Work Ethic Scholarship winners. We both come from very humble backgrounds and we started working at a very young age to help our families. The work skills that we learned in our youth have served us well in life. We both feel that students should learn real life work skills in addition to a classroom education. Students who work through high school and college are more serious and disciplined students. They also understand the value of money and the challenge of bringing home a paycheck. The experience of working helps students become happier, healthier and more successful people."