Golden Rule Student Recognition

The Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls takes great pride in sponsoring youth organizations in our community. The Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls is recognizing Chippewa Falls high school seniors for their good character in areas of respect, service, and cooperation. In recognition of their contribution to our area community, we honored two students per month during the school year with a Golden Rule Student Certificate as well as making a $25.00 donation in their name to a charity of their choice.

In honor of their recognition, Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls donates $25 to the charity of the student's choice.

Golden Rule students are nominated by the respective schools' teaches and staff, using specific criteria including, among others:

  • Respect for all nationalities, race, ages and gender
  • Would be willing to stand up for the rights of others
  • Active in doing community service
  • Being goal-oriented
  • Taking responsibility for one's own actions


2016-2017 Golden Rule Student Recipients
Month Student School Charity
October Michell Brunke Chippewa Falls Senior High School HMA
Timothy Buchmann McDonell Central High School St. Francesca Resource Center
November Taylor Hakes Chippewa Falls Senior High School The First Tree
Daniel Dachel McDonell Central High School Sojourner House
December Chelsea Monpas Chippewa Falls Senior High School Community Pantry
Kennedy Eslinger McDonell Central High School Boys & Girls Club
January Hannah Sedlacek Chippewa Falls Senior High School Bobs House for Dogs
Chase Everson McDonell Central High School St. Francesca Resource Center
February Shylo Stygar Chippewa Falls Senior High School Special Olympics
March Abigayle Runge Chippewa Falls Senior High School Mit Liebe German Shepherd Rescue
Helen Rada McDonell Central High School Agnes Table
April Eric Sworksi Chippewa Falls Senior High School Neurofibromatosis Midwest
Peter Stoffel McDonell Central High School Feed My People
May Timothy Wollman Chippewa Falls Senior High School World Wildlife Fund
Samuel Zwickel McDonell Central High School Boy Scouts of America

2015-2016 Golden Rule Student Recipients
Month Student School Charity
October Mikhaela Beebe Chippewa Falls Senior High School Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer)
Henry Erickson McDonell Central High School Chippewa County Humane Assoc.
November Emma Burlingame Chippewa Falls Senior High School The Trevor Project
Sam Huffcutt McDonell Central High School St. Francesca Resource Center
December Meghan Cihasky Chippewa Falls Senior High School American Red Cross
Taya Kremer McDonell Central High School Agnes Table
January Sydney Fachingbauer Chippewa Falls Senior High School Special Olympics
Maggie Meinen McDonell Central High School Feed My People
February Sydney Hillert Chippewa Falls Senior High School Chippewa County Humane Assoc.
Bryan Meisner McDonell Central High School St. Francesca Resource Center
March Tyler Mason Chippewa Falls Senior High School Agnes Table
Ben Retzlaff McDonell Central High School JDRF (Juv. Diabetes)
April Sam Mayberry Chippewa Falls Senior High School American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Molly Schwandt McDonell Central High School Bolton Refuge House
May Jake Sperry Chippewa Falls Senior High School Wounded Warrior Project
Derek Zumbrock McDonell Central High School The Bone Marrow Foundation

2014-2015 Golden Rule Student Recipients
Month Student School Charity
September Colin Coubla Chippewa Falls Senior High School Salvation Army
Jake Horan McDonell Central High School Boys and Girls Club
October Hannah Cowan Chippewa Falls Senior High School Africare
Katie Loew McDonell Central High School St. Judes Children Research Hospital
November Shelby Crank Chippewa Falls Senior High School Special Friends
Will Lyberg McDonell Central High School Ronald McDonald House Charities
December Aaron Houle Chippewa Falls Senior High School Valley Vineyard Food Pantry
Stephen Ortmann McDonell Central High School Ronald McDonald House Charities
January Andrew Martineau Chippewa Falls Senior High School Salvation Army
April Peters McDonell Central High School Boys and Girls Club
February Emily Meinen Chippewa Falls Senior High School Cakes for Grace
Ben Ruf McDonell Central High School St. Francesca Resource Center
March Jacob Runge Chippewa Falls Senior High School Special Olympics
Zach Ruf McDonell Central High School Boys and Girls Club
April Kurt Schauss Chippewa Falls Senior High School Alzheimer's Association
Sydney Schemenauer McDonell Central High School Make A Wish Foundation
May Andrea Varga Chippewa Falls Senior High School Boys and Girls Club
Emily Stoffel McDonell Central High School Feed by People

2014 Golden Rule Student Recipients
Month Student School Charity
December Elizabeth Baker Chippewa Falls Senior High School The Community Table
Nick Amelese McDonell Central High School Feed My People Food Bank
January Carter Clay Chippewa Falls Senior High School Word Vision
Tyler Baier McDonell Central High School Ronald McDonald House
February Mikayla Ferg Chippewa Falls Senior High School Feed My People Food Bank
Ariel Calo McDonell Central High School American Red Cross
March Maddie Grinell Chippewa Falls Senior High School Lymphoma Research Foundation
Alison Eystad McDonell Central High School Chippewa County Humane Association
April Chase Stoffel Chippewa Falls Senior High School Cardinal Landing Project at Chi Hi
Ambelique Matthews McDonell Central High School International Rescue Committee
May Brooke Zerbian Chippewa Falls Senior High School St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Matthew Rider McDonell Central High School Wounded Warrior Project