Western Technical College Human Services student John Stokes, of Onalaska, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2018 Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholar award.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which awards 200 scholarships annually–25 of those are earmarked for active personnel or veterans of the military. Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership skills.
“John has come in with a great deal of experience from his previous career in law enforcement. In Human Services we deal with many of the same challenges, but we view them from a very different lens,” said Keith Lease, Human Services instructor at Western. “I have watched John take in new information, ask thoughtful questions, and challenge some long standing beliefs he’s had about the world. In that way, John is one of the greatest minds I’ve had the privilege to get to know.”