BDHS seniors honored as Kohl Scholars

April 7, 2019

Beaver Dam High School seniors Logan Ingram and Akshay Kalra won $10,000 Herb Kohl Scholarships and were honored during a recognition luncheon last weekend.

There were 188 graduating high school students in Wisconsin who received the $10,000 scholarships.

Kalra received the Student Excellence Scholarship. Excellence scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting and have shown a strong promise of succeeding in college and beyond.

Kalra said he was at practice for Beaver Dam High School’s play “Witness to the Prosecution” when he found out about receiving the scholarship.

“I ran around the auditorium screaming,” Kalra said.

Kalra plans to attend school at U.W. – Madison in the fall and has an undeclared major. He said he is interested in narrowing down his interests between medicine, law and politics to find a major.

“I want to take as many classes as possible and see what I like,” Kalra said.

In high school, Kalra has a busy schedule as the president of the Beaver Dam High School’s National Honor Society, secretary and treasurer of the key club, editor of the yearbook, captain of the forensics team, a member of the robotics team, Link Crew, volunteer at the district program Partners are Learning, a member of Beaver Dam Lake Development Corporation and active in the school’s plays, musicals and Swazz.

Ingram received the Initiative scholarship. The Initiative scholarship is chosen by their schools and demonstrate exceptional initiative in the classrooms and have shown a strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.

Beaver Dam High School Principal Crystal Bates said the initiative scholarship can only be given out every seven years at any individual school.

“It’s very exciting,”

Ingram said he plans to attend U.W. – Green Bay in the fall and major in psychology with a goal of attending additional schooling and becoming a clinical psychologist.

Ingram is active in varsity soccer, varsity basketball, baseball and golf. He was also active in DECA and the high school band.