Make a Donation to the Olivia M. Dahl Scholarship Fund
Each year WATG provides scholarships to students who wish to expand their learning in an area of interest or passion. Olivia Dahl was one of WATG's scholarship recipients. Olivia died on September 18, 2016, from injuries sustained in a small airplane crash in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, on a return flight home from piloting lessons in Green Bay.
Sixteen-year-old senior Olivia was a gifted student at Gibraltar High School, and enjoyed writing, drawing and photography. She participated in band as a bassoonist, Great Books, Math Team, and Ecology Team. She was a College Board Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors, and with Distinction.
To honor her memory and her passion for learning the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted will provide a scholarship each year in Olivia’s name. This scholarship will give preference to students applying for a scholarship to WCATY classes, as Olivia was challenged by and benefited from many WCATY classes over the years.
If you wish to make a donation please send your check or money to:
1553 Smithfield Dr
Sun Prairie WI 53590
A big thank you to all who donated to WATG during our year end appeal! There is still time to donate by simply mailing a check to the WATG Office or clicking the Donate link to the right.
As you may already know, the State of Wisconsin provides less than $237,000 in total funding related to gifted education. Below is a graphic showing Wisconsin funding levels compared to our neighbor states.
Source. National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report (2011-2012)
The lack of public support in our state puts the burden on parents, teachers, and community organizations to not only provide appropriately-challenging curriculum for students, but to advocate for students’ needs to be met in the first place. This year we hope to undertake a progressive drive to provide additional training and professional development for educators and implement advocacy training for parents and others who understand the importance of gifted education.
This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *WISCONSINAS". WATG is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 - All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.
WATG– NAGC Member Benefit
Did you know that because WATG is an affiliate of NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), Parent Members of WATG are eligible for a reduced-price NAGC membership? The NAGC affiliate Parent Member price is $15 and includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential. Find out more here.