The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Military Travel Award recipient, Dylan Schoenecke.  Schoenecke is a 2020 graduate of McFarland High School and a Marine enlistee.  Although originally scheduled to leave for basic training in September, his leave date was moved up to June 21.   He will soon begin basic training at Camp Pendelton…

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Jovan Shover, from Monticello High School is a recent recipient of a Ben Jackson Travel Award. Shover graduated in 2020, and was virtually presented with the award at the school’s online video awards presentation. Joining the Navy is something that has interested him for a while, and it lines up well with his goals. Shover…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Robert Burt.  Burt is a recipient of a Travel Award and a  2020 graduate of Monticello High School.   Burt enlisted with a 4 year active duty commitment to the Army.  He leaves June 30 for Basic Training in Fort Jackson, SC.  After Basic Training, Burt will travel…

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Introducing Jayson Starr, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School, and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Starr left early for Marines basic training on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.  However, he is under strict quarantine with his fellow recruits…

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Introducing Andrew (Drew) Heidl, a 2020 graduate of DePere High School, and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award. Heidl is headed to basic training on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Like many high school graduates this year, due to the COVID-19 quarantine, Heidl missed…

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Introducing Austin Paffel, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Paffel celebrated graduation Wednesday, June 3. Paffel will travel to Fort Jackson, SC for Basic Training on June 7.  Upon completion of Basic Training in August, Paffel will then travel to Fort Lee, VA for…

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Bailey Ellefson, a 2018 graduate of Janesville Parker High School, is one of our most recent Travel Award recipients.   He enlisted in the Marine Corps prior to his senior year in high school.  On July 29, 2018, he left for Basic Training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.  From there Ellefson went to Mississippi…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Antione McGill, one of our latest Travel Award recipients.  Antione is a 2019 graduate of Bigfoot High School in Walworth WI.  She has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, which she chose because they push you harder physically.  McGill is scheduled to leave for boot camp on…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is excited to introduce it’s newest travel award recipient, Jaden Snell.  Snell is an early 2020 graduate of Edgerton High School.   Snell has enlisted in the Marine Corps and has a tentative leave date of February 10th.  Basic Training will be at Camp Pendleton in San Diego and will last 13…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Travel Award Recipient Ty Varney.   Varney is a 2017 graduate of Belleville High School and has been working towards a Criminal Justice degree from Madison Area Technical College.   He enrolled in college after graduation to pursue his degree, and is a member of the Belleville Fire Department.…

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