March 6 2012
The Herb Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program recently announced its recipients for the 2012 awards for students and teachers. The $1,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers, their schools and one 175 high school students. The scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence and motivation in the academic arena and leadership skills outside of school. Riverside University High School in the Riverwest Neighborhood is being recognized along with several students from the Milwaukee-area.
Today Republican Presidential Candidates are gearing up for the Super Tuesday Primary. Ten states across all regions of the country will hold GOP nominating contests, which will be critical for the GOP hopefuls as they wait to know who will battle President Obama come November. Right now rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are coming out on top and the polls show it’s a neck-and-neck race for them.
A week from today the Ho-Chunk Nation’s leader is set to deliver the annual “State of the Tribes” address to the Legislature. Ho-chunk President Jon Greendeer will speak before a Joint Session of the Assembly and Senate. Greendeer plans to focus on the needs of the eleven Wisconsin tribes, including health care, education and economic development. There are a few ceremonies leading up to the March 13th event, including an American Indian drum and honor song, and a procession outside the Capitol.
The Gadzuric Foundation is wrapping up its last week of “The Cinderella Project MKE.” The project started back in 2009 and the goal is to collect and distribute donated prom dresses to young women throughout the Milwaukee-area. Since prom is such a big night for any high school student, the foundation is looking to help these women by alleviating some of the costs. Prom dresses can be donated all week long at Luci Boutique downtown on Water Street.
This Thursday The Greater Milwaukee Foundation with support from The Brewers Community Foundation, are presenting: Match Day. Match Day offers individuals and businesses a chance to support nonprofits throughout our community that are helping individuals’ basic needs. Any one can donate to the foundation’s basic needs fund or to one or more of the 19 participating agencies. The goal of the one-day, online event is to lend your support to Milwaukee-area food and shelter programs. The event runs from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum has reopened in a virtual space where users can interact and contribute. Back in 08, the museum had to close because of financial problems, but now with the help of seven volunteers and a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Milwaukee museum is continuing its mission of providing key parts of black history. The online site is adding interactive features, from photographs, videos to games and comment sections. Museum board members hope it will be a point of pride for the community.