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2019 World Beef Expo Scholarships


The 2019 World Beef Expo Scholarships were awarded to:

Cole Chapman from Dalton, WI

Kolin Huth from Richland Center, WI

Savannah Siegler from Burlington, WI


left to right:  Holly May, Gregg May, Kolin Huth, Savanah Siegler, Marcia DeLong and Dave DeLong


 left to right. Kaylee Chapman (accepting the award for Cole Chapman) , EJ Lillesand and Sarah Lillesand


The World Beef Expo Founder's Scholarship was established to honor the men and women who, through hard work and foresight started the World Beef Expo. Their vision was instrumental in laying the foundation for its mission. World Beef Expo is proud to honor their contribution toward World Beef Expo’s success. Two scholarships of $1,250.00 will be awarded. The scholarships are sponsored by the Gregg and Angela May and Dave and Marcia DeLong Families. The Founder's Scholarships were awarded to Kolin Huth and Savanah Siegler.

An additional $1250 scholarship was sponsored by the EJ Lillisand Family in honor of Justin Lillisand. The Justin Lillisand Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Cole Chapman. 



2018 Scholarship Winners
Clay Sunberg
Noah Benedict
 Paige Gaffney

2017 Scholarship Winners

Annah Dobson - Johnson Creek, WI
Ashley Zimmerman - Spencer, WI

2016 Scholarship Winners

Sara Lillesand - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Alexis Timmel - Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

2015 Scholarship Winners

Austin Wenck - East Troy, WI
Mallory Espenscheid – Traer, IA


The Paul May Award

The Paul May Award was presented each year to someone who had done an outstanding job of supporting the World Beef Expo. Recipients were selected by the World Beef Expo Board of Directors for their dedication and commitment to making the World Beef Expo a success. The list of recipients include volunteers for a specific project, long term board members,  long time breed representatives, and others who have given their time and energy to promote the World Beef Expo.  The work of these individuals has greatly contributed to the continued success of this top notch beef show. 

The Award is named for Paul May who was the first President of the World Beef Expo. He was instrumental in organizing the first shows and his commitment and dedication contributed to the overall success and longevity of the World Beef Expo. 


Paul May Award Recipients 
1993: Paul May- Mineral Point, WI 
1994: Mike Siemens- Smithfield, VA 
1995: John Weiskircher- Shullsburg, WI 
1996: Ardel Quam- Lodi, WI 
1997: Tim Erickson- Buffalo, MO 
1998: Dick Hauser- Richland Center, WI 
1999: Dr. Robert Walton- Deforest, WI 
2000: Angie Siemens- Smithfield, WI 
2001: Sally Stryffler- Wooster, OH
2002: Dr. Tom Beckett- Birnamwood, WI 
2003: Nancy Thomas- Cobb, WI 
2004: Melvin Haak- Polo, IL 
2005: Diane Handsacker- Lena, IL; Daria Stransky- Owatonna, MN
2006: Tom Tomaw- Barneveld, WI 
2007: Terry & Diane Kegley - Burlington, WI 
2008: Gregg May – Mineral Point, WI 
2009: Glenn Erickson – Neenah, WI 
2010: Greg Miller - Lancaster, WI
2011: Brian Bolan - Oconomowoc, WI
2012: Jerry Huth - Oakfield, WI
2013: Jim Murray 
2014: CJ Brown