Every year since 1985, the Andresen Family of rural Chadwick has awarded the Randy and Rodney Andresen Memorial Scholarships to graduating seniors at Chadwick and Milledgeville High Schools.
Even though they were afflicted with muscular dystrophy, Randy and Rodney still managed to attend school and graduate with honors in 1979 and 1980. They worked hard, rarely complained and were truly an inspiration to their family friends and classmates.
In 2012, the Andresen Family decided to rename the scholarships the Andresen Memorial Scholarship, still in honor of Randy and Rodney.
The family is offering the scholarship of $1,000 each to all graduating seniors from the three Carroll County high schools. The scholarships are primarily based on the need of the student. Other things considered are scholastic ability, moral character, leadership qualities and community involvement.
Andresen Memorial Scholarship recipients for 2019 include:
Zoe Schork, Megan Miller, Maddy Hicks, Kira Finifrock, Madison Meek, Andrea Feary, Erin Bardell, Erica Dambman, Jake Thede, Tucker Welch, Travis Spong, Andrew Stengel, Chance Williams, Jed Smith, Taylor Murray, Kaden Henze, Gabriell Snyder.