OCB Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Steve Peotter and Jeff Versluys present a big check to the three 2024 OCB Scholarship Program recipients

One Community Bank Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients 
One Community Bank is excited to announce the three recipients of the 2024 OCB Scholarship! The 2024 Scholarship Application launched in February and was open to all high school seniors graduating in any of the surrounding communities that we serve. This year we received 125 applications.
“By supporting these exceptional students and their education, we are investing in our communities from within. OCB is proud to recognize and support this year’s scholarship recipients, along with their dedication to community service,” said Steve Peotter, President and CEO.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Hannah Saari graduated from Stoughton High School and plans to attend Concordia University in Mequon, WI. She will double major in History and Psychology, with a minor in Spanish. Hannah has always enjoyed being involved in her community as she got to meet new people and feel at home. During high school, she was a member of the Stoughton High School Dance Team and assisted in launching The Stoughton Dance Program. This dance program creates a positive environment for dancers to come together, have fun, and compete in local competitions. Hannah plans to continue her leadership work and be involved in the community when she attends college.
Sydney Tasker graduated from Waunakee High School and will continue her education at the University of Arizona to study Aerospace Engineering. Sydney has made it her mission to give back and bring about positive, impactful, and sustainable change in her community. Since 2021, Sydney has worked with the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition and was elected as a Youth Chair Board Member. She assisted with community events, organized volunteer opportunities, led workshops, and was one of four students to attend the National CADCA Forum in Orlando, FL. In school, she participated in the National Honor Society and Pay it Forward club by regularly volunteering for community-based organizations. During her college journey, Sydney is excited to continue pursuing her community involvement.
Alexis Udell graduated from McFarland High School and will attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison this fall. She will be a part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to major in Genetics and Genomics and minor in Creative Writing. Alexis enjoys promoting unique opportunities that encourage community members to step outside of their comfort zones and help others. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is personally significant to Alexis. She has been an advocate for disability awareness both in school and at community events. Alexis has also been involved in multiple theatre products and choir performances. She looks forward to continuing inspiring others and helping make the world a better place.
OCB first launched its scholarship program in April 2021, with the objective to grant three $1,000 scholarships each year forward. This scholarship program aligns with One Community Bank’s commitment to invest in our communities. The eligibility requirements to apply for the scholarships are as follows: the applicant must be a graduating high school senior; must be in good academic standing; and have post-graduation plans at a 2-year or 4-year institution, a technical or trade school, or an apprenticeship program. The application process also requires an essay on community service and involvement. One Community Bank is excited to continue this investment into our communities for years to come.
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Pictured above (left to right): Steve Peotter – President and CEO, Sydney Tasker, Alexis Udell, Hannah Saari, and Jeff Versluys – EVP and Chief Strategy Officer.