Scrapbook: Student honors, scholarships, class reunions

2012-09-09T17:45:00Z 2012-09-09T19:28:06Z Scrapbook: Student honors, scholarships, class reunionsState Journal staff
September 09, 2012 5:45 pm  • 


- The Alliant Energy Foundation awarded $63,000 in grants, ranging from $500 to $15,000, to 26 Madison area nonprofit groups. Among the organizations receiving funds were the Urban League of Greater Madison, which received $15,000 for its work readiness program; the Overture Center for the Arts, which received $7,000 for its Tommy Awards recognizing excellence in high school musical theater; Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, which received $2,500 to support its Tool Trailers program; and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, which received $4,000 for HeartStrings, a program that brings MSO musicians to facilities with aging populations and developmentally disabled individuals. The Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grants Program has awarded more than $750,000 during 2012’s grant cycles. The application deadline for the final 2012 grant cycle is Sept. 15. The online application is available at in the “community involvement” section.

- The Attic Angel Association donated a total of $50,000 to support Dane County programs that help prepare children for school. They donated $22,000 to the Rainbow Project, which hires therapists to assist children in preparation for 4-year-old kindergarten. It donated $15,000 to the Whole Family Readiness Program at the Goodman Community Center, the goal of which is to build positive parent and school connections in cooperation with the Madison School District. A $13,000 donation was made to the Literacy Network’s Kindergarten Readiness Program to assist low-income Latino children. In the spring the association will award additional grants to Dane County nonprofit organizations to support at-home visits for kindergarten readiness. Applications may be found online at (click on “volunteer organization,” then “gifts to community”) or call 608-662-8900. The deadline is Sept. 15.

Class reunions

- Throughout the school year, McFarland High School will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening. The first event is a pig and corn roast before the homecoming game on Sept. 21. For details about upcoming events, check the McFarland High School website at

- The Madison Central High School Class of 1944 will meet for a reunion luncheon at noon on Sept. 26 at the Elks club, 711 Jenifer St. For more information, call Bev Schwartz at 608-241-0298.

Scrapbook welcomes news of academic honors other than dean’s or honors lists, scholarships, class reunions, service club officers, honors to volunteers, military promotions and decorations and other special recognitions. Please type or write clearly, and include a phone number. Submissions must be received at least one full week prior to publication. All items received may not necessarily be used. Please send contributions to Scrapbook, Wisconsin State Journal, P.O. Box 8058, Madison, WI 53708; or by email to

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