Briggs and Stratton Selects Higher Horizons Scholarship Winners

$1000 to be donated to their college selection; presentation to take place at Milwaukee Brewers game

Wauwatosa, WI(June 16, 2008)  - Briggs & Stratton recently announced the winners of the “Higher Horizons” scholarship program. Each year, Briggs & Stratton works with Milwaukee Public Schools to select students who exude academic distinction, community activism and personal excellence. 

“We are thrilled to award these exceptional students our Higher Horizons Scholarships,” said Laura Timm, Director of Corporate Communications. “Briggs & Stratton has developed a wonderful partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, and we look forward to that partnership flourishing for many years to come.” 

“MPS student future success is guaranteed by partnerships of the present,” said Caroline Williams, Milwaukee Public Schools Counseling Specialist. “The Briggs & Stratton Corporation is a partner extraordinaire.” 

The three winners are:

  • Sheila Stokes, New School for Community Services
  • Reginald T. Thompson II, Bradley Tech High School
  • Antoinette Turner, Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship

Each winner will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to the academic institution of his or her choice. Official awards will be presented at a Milwaukee Brewers game (date to be determined). 

MPS is Wisconsin’s largest public school district, serving 87,000 students with focused academics. District achievement is guided by its Working Together, Achieving More strategic plan. For additional information, contact Roseann St. Aubin, MPS Communications Director, at (414) 475-8237. 

Contact: Deanna Zabel