Quaker Windows and Doors announced the recipients of its 2023 Thomas M. Knoll Memorial Scholarship awards. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have a parent or legal guardian working at Quaker, or they must be an employee themselves. The scholarship fund was created in 2004. More than $150,000 has been awarded to local high school seniors to date.

This year, 22 scholarships were awarded to the following students:

  • Parker Bauer, Fatima High School
    Bauer has worked at Quaker part-time during the past year. He will attend the State Technical College of Missouri to study computer application development.
  • Roselynn Mary Berhorst, Fatima High School
    Berhorst has been a student-employee at Quaker since 2022. She has chosen to study computer science at Missouri S&T University.
  • Claire Bexten, Fatima High School
    Bexten is the daughter of Lisa Bexten, an executive assistant at Quaker. Claire has also been a part-time employee at Quaker for the past two years. She will study elementary education while attending Lincoln University.
  • Megan Borgmeyer, Fatima High School
    A part-time employee at Quaker last summer, Borgmeyer will attend Truman State University. Her field of study will be psychology.
  • Jasper DeGraffenreid, Eldon High School
    DeGraffenreid will attend the State Fair Community College. He plans to major in education.
  • Curtis Falter, Fatima High School
    Falter has been working at Quaker part-time since 2021. He will attend Fort Scott Community College later this year with the intention of becoming a John Deere technician.
  • Mitchell Falter, Fatima High School
    Falter worked at Quaker on a part-time basis since last summer and much of his senior year. This fall, he will begin studying electrical engineering at State Technical College of Missouri.
  • Sara Groene, Fatima High School
    For the past year, Groene has worked part-time at Quaker. She will begin taking courses at Truman State University this fall and has chosen psychology as her field of study.
  • William Holmes, Eugene High School
    Holmes is the son of Joseph Holmes, a commercial product manager at Quaker. William is undecided on his college choice, but he will major in electrical engineering once he decides.
  • Kayleigh Jones, Rolla High School
    Jones is the daughter of Angelique Jones, a Quaker vinyl production team member. Kayleigh is enrolled at Missouri S&T University this fall and plans to study biological sciences.
  • Ryan Kesel, Fatima High School
    Kesel is the son of Dave Kesel, a report writer at Quaker. He also worked part-time at Quaker last summer. Later this year, Ryan will attend State Technical College of Missouri to study computer application development.
  • Maci Kloeppel, Fatima High School
    Kloeppel has been a student-employee at Quaker since 2021. She is enrolled at Columbia College and intends to study physical therapy.
  • Dakota Mercer, Blair Oaks High School
    Mercer is the son of David Mercer, the manufacturing director at Quaker. Dakota will attend Missouri S&T University, where he will study engineering.
  • Meah Knoll, Fatima High School
    Knoll is the daughter of Jeremy Knoll, a training instructor at Quaker. Meah has also been a student-employee at Quaker in the past. She is already taking courses at the Osage Ambulance District to become an EMT/paramedic.
  • Alaynee Oliver, Fatima High School
    Oliver has been a part-time member of the Quaker team for two summers. She is enrolled at State Technical College of Missouri, where she will study nursing.
  • Olivia Reichel, Fatima High School
    Reichel was employed part-time last summer with Quaker. She will attend the State Technical College of Missouri, where she wants to study business administration and digital marketing.
  • Mary Schwartz, Fatima High School
    Schwartz was part of Quaker’s production team in 2021 and 2022. This fall, she will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in natural resources.
  • Victor Struemph, Fatima High School
    Struemph was a student-employee at Quaker last summer. He will major in engineering when he begins classes this fall at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Trey Struemph, St. Elizabeth High School
    Struemph was a summer employee at Quaker last summer. He is enrolled at State Technical College of Missouri, where he plans to study biomedical engineering.
  • Ava Stuecken, Fatima High School
    Stuecken has worked at Quaker as a part-time employee for two summers. She will embark on her next educational step at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she will study biochemistry.
  • Elizabeth Veasman, Vienna High School
    Veasman has been a student-employee at Quaker since 2021. She plans to study dental hygiene at Ozarks Technical College.
  • Cami Wieberg, Fatima High School
    Wieberg is the daughter of Bonnie Wieberg, a Quaker human resources division member. Cami, who has also been a part-time employee at Quaker, is going to Central Missouri State University to major in psychology.

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