2023 NWTF Flint Hills Gobblers Scholarship Winners Announced

The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has awarded two $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 school year to two Madison High School seniors.

            The winner of the Sattler Family Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 is Madison High School senior Bryson Turner.  Bryson is the son of Christina Turner from Hamilton and Luke Turner of Eureka, KS.  He is a 4 point student, a member of the National Honor Society, Show Choir, and has received several academic awards.  He participated and was a letter winner in football, basketball, track & field, and weightlifting.  He helped led the Madison Bulldog football team to many victories during his 4 years of high school and has received several local and state honors.  Bryson has been one of the best performers in track and field at any classification level in Kansas as a sprinter, long jumper, and triple jumper. He’s achieved some of the best times in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and some of the best distances in the long jump and triple jump in Kansas. He received the National Choral Award and the School Community Service Award.  He attends the Lamont Wesleyan Church and has been the Youth Group Worship leader and a Church Worship Leader.  He plans to attend Emporia State University and major in Physical Education.

            The NWTF Flint Hills Gobblers chapter presents its Sattler Family Memorial Scholarship annually to an area senior perusing secondary education.  The scholarship is named in honor of Fran Sattler, who was a Lyon County rancher, and Joyce Sattler, who was a music teacher in several Lyon County school districts.  The Sattler’s influenced the lives of many people with their friendship and generosity, often opening their land to youth hunters.

            The winner of the Mark Osmundson Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 is Madison High School senior Gavin Isch.  Gavin is the son of Justin and Elizabeth Isch of Gridley, KS.  He is a 4 point student, a member of the National Honor Society, served as an officer for the Madison High School Student Council and FFA and also received several academic awards at Madison High School.  In athletics he was a letter winner in football and basketball.  He won several local and state honors on the gridiron as a tight end on offense and linebacker on defense, helping to lead Madison High School to winning records during his four years of high school.  In the community he volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels.  Gavin plans to attend Butler Community College and major in Agribusiness or Farm and Ranch Management.

            The Mark Osmundson Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the memory of Mark Osmundson who was a committee member of the NWTF Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter. Mark was a well-known local sportsman, hunter, and fisherman.  He was dedicated to teaching youth about outdoor activities and was always willing to take boys and girls hunting and fishing.  He was always ready to help with JAKES events for the local chapter and served as a Hunter Education instructor for many years.

            Bryson and Gavin’s scholarship application forms were then sent to the NWTF Kansas State Board for consideration for being the NWTF Kansas State scholarship winner for a $2,000 scholarship.  The state winning scholarship application will then be sent on to the NWTF National Wild Turkey Federation Headquarters in Edgefield, South Carolina, where the national winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. 

            Roger Demante, the NWTF Kansas State Board scholarship chairman, announced in early February that Gavin Isch has been selected as the NWTF Kansas scholarship winner.             For students who are interested in applying for NWTF scholarship opportunities, go to the NWTF website to acquire a scholarship application form.