Our academy is known as the Hilda E. Bretzlaff Ashbrook Academy, but who was Hilda E. Bretzlaff?
Mrs. Bretzlaff and her husband, Herbert Bretzlaff, Sr., both exhibited a great love for the freedoms that America offers. They embraced and promoted democratic principles, free market economics, and good citizenship.
Upon her death in 1993, and according to Mrs. Bretzlaff’s wishes, a foundation was established in her name to promote high moral values through education in citizenship, history, and economics. Her vision was to provide support through scholarships and other financial assistance to moral, creative, and ambitious students seeking a good education.
The importance of creativity and ambition was demonstrated by her husband, Herbert, throughout his successful career as a automotive sales engineer and his involvement in several automotive component patents.
The Ashbrook Center is honored that The Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation has chosen to support our academy, recognizing that its goals closely match those of Mrs. Bretzlaff herself: educating America’s youth about our country’s rich history and the importance of good citizenship.