Group of 89 Holmen High School graduates get more than $150,000 in scholarship funds

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – It was a big night for 89 Holmen High School graduates. They took home a share of more than $150,000 in scholarship money.

One of the scholarships is given in memory of Maria Gartner.

In 2017, Maria was hit and killed by a drunk driver.

The scholarship given in her name is awarded to students who plan to study something in the medical field.

A couple of Maria’s friends were at the ceremony tonight to present the scholarship.

“We feel honored to let Maria’s legacy live on through funds provided to those who also want to go into something that she was interested in,” said Hanna Sobkowiak, one of Maria’s friends. “I think it was a big part of who she was and how she lived her life.”

This is the fourth year of the Maria Gartner Memorial Scholarship.

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