Wisconsin Youth Awarded International Snowmobile Media Council Scholarship

Dean Wingert Honored at International Snowmobile Congress

Dean WingertThe International Snowmobile Media Council had the honor of presenting the 2013 C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship to one of Wisconsin’s own during the recent 45th Annual International Snowmobile Congress held in Green Bay, Wisconsin June 6-8.

Dean Wingert, a 2013 graduate from Sheboygan Falls High School, was recognized at the International Snowmobile Congress during Saturday night’s award banquet for his winning essay and his outstanding involvement in the organized snowmobiling community, commitment to performing community service and his achievements in school. He and his parents, Dale and Beth Wingert of Sheboygan Falls, were on hand for the awards ceremony.

Dean is a member of the Five Corners Snowmobile Club and the Sheboygan Falls Youth Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club, an all-youth snowmobile club for which he is president. He is also active in the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs’ (AWSC) Kids and Adults On Snowmobiles (K.A.O.S.) program, serving as the AWSC’s Sheboygan County Youth Representative. K.A.O.S. youth are dedicated to organizing youth clubs throughout the state, educating snowmobile enthusiasts of all ages to the importance of club membership, and to preparing themselves to take on leadership roles within the organized snowmobile community.

The International Snowmobile Media Council invites all state and provincial members of the International Snowmobile Council, with representatives from the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Russia, to submit the first place winner in their own scholarship competition for consideration in the C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship contest. Applicants are judged on the content, originality, writing style and grammatical accuracy of their essays, along with their knowledge of snowmobiling, work experience, and school and community involvement. Dean competed and took top honors in the AWSC’s 2013 scholarship contest, thus making him eligible for the Media Council’s scholarship contest. This is the second time in the five-year history of the Media Council’s scholarship contest that an applicant from the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs has taken first place.

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