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State Honoree

Jennifer Kraschnewski


Jennifer Kraschnewski, Burlington High School, organized a statewide balloon launch as a 4-H activity and fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. Through her efforts, sponsors were found for 950 balloons. She and her family filled the balloons with slips of paper stating the purpose for launching the balloon and the name of the balloon's sponsor. More than 100 people attended the launch, which raised $1,525 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"These balloons will be filled with the precious gift of volunteerism, and if found, will impact the lives of those around us as they discover what is contained inside."