Makenzie Foerster

Makenzie Foerster

$2,500 Rutledge Memorial

Foerster, a 2010 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2015. A longtime lifeguard and swim instructor at the Fort Atkinson Aquatic Center, Foerster has a passion for working with children, especially those with autism. At the Aquatic Center, she created an autism-centered swim class that has become more successful with each passing year. Foerster intends to enroll in a master’s program in adaptive physical education so she can help students with developmental challenges find the tools and confidence they need to be able to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.