As a new graduate of Gibraltar High School, Jenna Riley is crystal clear on her goal: to operate her own repair business for trucks and autos in northern Door County.
“I plan to come back here and run my own shop,” she said. She’s already completed a few classes at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay, where she’ll pursue a two-year degree in diesel heavy equipment, plus auto maintenance, collision and repair. She’ll also learn welding. Then she’ll continue at the technical college in Green Bay to earn another degree in auto body.
Riley is among 16 of this year’s Gibraltar graduates who shared $30,000 in technical school and college scholarships from the Ephraim Men’s Club. Four earned scholarships to attend technical school. During the past five decades, the club has raised roughly $270,000 for scholarships. Proceeds traditionally come from ticket sales and contributions from businesses, area residents and club members.
Later this summer, Riley will begin working at Jim Olsen Motors in the parts section.