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Hamilton student, teacher winner of Kohl recognition

Hamilton High School senior Abbey Paton and Templeton Middle School social studies teacher Alan Schneider were named state winners in programs initiated by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

Paton was chosen a recipient of the 2004 Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program, which recognizes student leadership, citizenship, school-community involvement and academic achievement. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue post-secondary education.

Schneider was among 100 Wisconsin teachers chosen for the 2004 Kohl Teacher Fellowship Program, which recognizes educators who have a superior ability to motivate people, inspire a love of learning and provide leadership and service within and outside the classroom. He and Templeton will each be awarded $1,000 grants.

U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl established the Kohl Foundation Fellowship program in 1990. The awards programs are co-sponsored by The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Service Agencies and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.