Presenting the check are Merrill Ice Draggers members, from left, Shyana Finck, Scott Szarowicz-Secretary, Craig Westfall-President, Jay Dietzler, Eugene Finck-Board of Directors, Chris Huitfeldt-Treasurer, Cindy Opichka-Vice-President, Perry and Ruth Redeker-Board of Directors and accepting the check on behalf of the NTC Foundation is Sheila Rossmiller, Director of Annual Giving and Scholarships.
Starting a scholarship in perpetuity for a Northcentral Technical College program is not unusual. When it’s created by a not-for-profit organization of racers that continue to astonish the world by racing on the ice – that is unusual. After a successful 2018 season, the Merrill Ice Draggers, Inc. a 501(c)4 not-for-profit, chose to make a difference. After meeting all the previous bills of plowing, fuel, insurance and equipment repairs, the club’s volunteers/members chose to create a Northcentral Technical College scholarship and recently presented a check to the NTC Foundation in the amount of $5,250 to establish a new endowed scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each fall to a new or continuing full- or part-time NTC student who is enrolled in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Mechanical Design or Welding program. Other groups that have benefited from Merrill Ice Drags generosity and hard-working volunteers are: Town of Corning First Responders, HAVEN, Inc., Weston Youth Trap Club, Special Olympics, Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill City Band, Member of the Merrill Chamber of Commerce, Wausau 525, food pantries, North Central Health Care, and Lincoln County Humane Society.
NTC Scholarship Recipients 2020-Katelynn Krampien-Mechanical Design Eng Tech
2019-Jordan Radue-Mechanical Design Eng Tech 2018-Juan Tzintzun-Diesel Tech
20-21' Board of Directors President: Cindy Opichka Vice-President: Jay Dietzler Secretary: Scott Szarowicz Treasurer: Chris Huitfeldt Board of Directors: Larry Krueger Ruth Redeker Eugene Finck
Season Cash Raffle Winners 1st place $500.00 2nd place $400.00 3rd place $300.00 4th place $250.00 5th place $200.00 6th place $150.00 7th place $100.00 8th place $100.00 9th place $100.00 10th place $100.00 11th place $50.00 12th place $50.00 13th place $50.00 14th place $50.00 15th place $50.00