From Left to Right: CWIMA Chair, Dave Pflieger, CWIMA Board Member, Andrew Halverson, Scholarship Winner, Cory Klobucnik, CWIMA Executive Director, Tait Strand, and CWIMA Board Member, John Peterson.

CWIMA (Central Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance) has awarded its  First Annual Adversity Champion Scholarship to D.C. Everest Senior, Cody Klobucnik. Applications are  accepted in October, November, and December of each year. 

Mr. Klobucnik has endured some hardships and has emerged as someone who shined through it all. Nothing  can keep this young man down; he has continued to hurdle every obstacle. 

“My family’s always been there for me,” said Klobucnik. “They’ve done everything they could. My parents have  always grown me up to do things for myself and now, finally, being able to do the things I love. And going to  this college, where I’m going to be able to learn more and all the people who have supported me all the way have  really inspired me.” 

He is an aspiring machine tool student but excels in other areas, honing his skills in welding and auto  mechanics. Mr. Klobucnik will be attending a 2-year Machine Tool Program at Northcentral Technical College  this fall, fully funded by the CWIMA Adversity Champion Scholarship. 

“The Central Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance(CWIMA) develops training, workforce development,  scholarships and various initiatives to strengthen the workforce of Wisconsin. We present this annual  scholarship to leaders and learners to strengthen Wisconsin now and in the future.” 

– Tait Strand, Executive Director, CWIMA