Scholarship Recipients Announced

Lakeside Lutheran High School announces that 45 students in the class of 2018 report over $812,000 in scholarship money from individuals, foundations, organizations and the schools they applied to attend. Of the 85 graduates, 77 have indicated plans to continue their education in the fall of 2018, while three plan to enter the military. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a renewable scholarship.

Sofia Asmus, daughter of Andrew and Gretchen of Lake Mills: Concordia Luther Promise, $18,000*. She plans to attend Concordia University to study interior design.

Kalies Birkholz, daughter of Gregg and Sheryl, Watertown: Presidential Scholarship $15,000*. She plans to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study nursing.

Kelsey Birschbach, daughter of Jim and Sandi, Deforest: Wisconsin Lutheran College Collegiate Scholarship, $11,000*; WLC Partners in Christian Education, $2,000. Edgewood College, Heritage Scholarship, $6,000*; Keiser University, Merit scholarship, $9,000*;  Keiser Athletic Volleyball Scholarship. She plans to attend Martin Luther College for a degree in early childhood education.

Ashley Blanke, daughter of Bryan and Katherine, Watertown: Charles Carroll Scholarship, $17,000*. WLC Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*. Concordia Presidential Scholarship,  $15,000.* She plans to attend Carroll University to major in nursing.

Skyler Christianson, son of Jeffrey and Heidi, Janesville: UWM Engineering Excellence Scholarship, $12,000-$20,000*; Support for Undergraduate Research Fellow, $6,000; UW-Platteville Merit Scholarship, $1,000; UWW Faculty/Staff Endowment Scholarship, $960. He plans to attend UW-Milwaukee for a degree in engineering.

Sophia Collins, daughter of Clark and Tricia, Lake Mills: CUW Presidential Scholarship $14,000 per year*; CUW Luther Promise and Concordia Grants $6,000*; Lawrence University Light! More Light! Scholarship $23,000*; Lawrentian Award $2,000*; Main Hall Green Award $1,000*; Lawrence University Grant $1,500*; WLC Presidential Scholarship $15,000*; WLC Challenge Grant $2,000; WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship $2,000*; WLC Visit Scholarship $500*; Ripon Gleason Presidential Scholarship $27,000*; Lake Mills Sons of the American Legion Scholarship $500; Lake Mills Light and Water Scholarship, $500; Fort HealthCare Robert G. Handeyside Scholarship $2,000. She plans to attend Concordia University of Wisconsin to study Biomedical Sciences.

Alyssa Condon, daughter of Paul and Nancy, Juneau: FFA Alumni Scholarship, $500; Bypass Greenhouse Scholarship, $200; Marian University Trustee Scholarship, $10,000*; Marian Early Sabre Award, $500*; Marian Grant, $4,150*. She plans to attend Marian University for a degree in Biology.

Samantha DeNoyer, daughter of Matt and Jennifer, Fort Atkinson: Winona State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, $1,000*. She will attend Winona State University to study nursing.

Ashley Fritz, daughter of Brian and Tiffany, Middleton: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Academic Scholarship $15,000*; WLC Music Scholarship $1,000*; Concordia Presidential Academic Scholarship $13,000*. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study Horticulture/ Landscape Architecture.

Jenna Gaal, daughter of Jeff and Jennifer, Oconomowoc: Educator’s Credit Union Scholarship, $2,000; WACPC Scholarship, $1,000. She will attend UW- Madison for a degree in Elementary & Special Education.

Noah Gartner, son of Steven and Kimberly, Lake Mills: Wisconsin Lutheran College Collegiate Scholarship, $11,000*. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a degree in nursing.

Kaitlyn Gehler, daughter of Kirk and Amy, Waterloo: University of Memphis Volleyball Scholarship. She will attend the University of Memphis to study Communications/Education.

Timothy Grant, son of Michael and Jessica, Sun Prairie: Wisconsin Lutheran College Academic Scholarship, 13,000*; WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship, $2,000*. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Kayla Grundman, daughter of Todd and Sherry, Lake Mills: Wisconsin Lutheran College Academic Scholarship, 15,000*. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a nursing or education degree.

Emma Guld, daughter of John and Nicole, Lake Mills: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*; WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship, $2,000*; Marquette University Pere Marquette Scholarship, $17,000*. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a degree in biology (pre-med).

Isaac Heckmann, son of Matthew and Amy, Middleton: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Scholarship $15,000*. He plans to attend UW- Madison to study finance.

Alexander Hoenecke, son of Henry and Rachel, Waunakee: Concordia University Wisconsin Presidential Scholarship, $12,000*; CUW Luther Promise Scholarship, $18,000*; Patrick Henry College Hudson P. Shedd Strategic Intelligence Scholarship, $4,000*. He will attend Concordia University Wisconsin for a degree in Justice and Public Policy.

Shannon Jones, daughter of Craig and Connie, Johnson Creek: UW-Stout Polytechnical Scholarship, $1,000*. She will attend UW-Stout to study pre-medicine.

Kelly Koch, daughter of Timothy and Rebecca, Watertown, Watertown: Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship, $1500*; Carroll University Merit Scholarship, $20,000*; Concordia University Merit Scholarship, $21,000*. She will attend UW- Madison for a degree in Biology, following up with masters in physician assistant studies.

Samantha Kohls, daughter of Michael and Joann, Waterloo: Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship, $2,000*.  She will attend Martin Luther College, New Ulm, for a degree in early childhood education.

Isaiah Lenz, son of Michael and Joy, Oconomowoc: WLC Collegiate Scholarship. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Kaitlin Main, daughter of Bradley and Jennifer, Juneau: Wisconsin Lutheran College, Presidential Scholarship $15,000*. She will attend Moraine Park Technical College to become a registered nurse.

Ashley McLain, daughter of Robert and Deanna, Juneau: UW-Green Bay Amerhart Annual Scholarship, $1,000*; UW-GB Wisconsin Grant, $1,237; Sons of the American Legion Scholarship, $500. She will attend UW-Green Bay for a degree in psychology.

Melissa Murack, daughter of David and Lea, Sullivan: Bethany Lutheran College Luther Scholarship, $13,000*; BLC Christian High School Waiver, $2,000*; BLC Media Arts Scholarship, $2,000*; BLC Lisa Schlomer-Schneider Scholarship, $1,324; BLC Todd Johnson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000. She will attend Bethany Lutheran College for a media arts major.

Maria Murray, daughter of LoToya Murray of Middleton: Wisconsin Lutheran College Collegiate Scholarship, $13,000*. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a degree in sports and exercise science.

James Neuberger, son of Dan and Dawn, Lake Mills: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*; Concordia University Wisconsin Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*; Valparaiso University Presidential Scholarship, $24,000*; Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship, $2,500*; Academic Excellence Scholarship, $2,250*; WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship, $2,000*; Lake Mills Rotary Scholarship – $1,000; Robert Muerhrcke Scholar-Athlete Award $7,000*; Fort HealthCare Robert G. Handeyside Scholarship $1,500. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a degree in biochemistry, pre-pharmacy.

Ian Olson, son of Erica and Erika, Sun Prairie: Carroll University Charles Carroll Scholar, $17,000*; Donor Sponsored Grant, $1,250*. He will attend Carroll University to study nursing.

Cade Olszewski, son of Monte and Amy, Johnson Creek: Winona State football athletic scholarship. He will attend Winona State for coaching.

Dustin Pampel, son of John and Julie, Johnson Creek: Southwest Minnesota State University football athletic scholarship. He will attend Southwest Minnesota State University for business.

Devon Perkins, son of Brett and Heather, Madison: Boston University Grant, $52,000*.  He will attend Boston University.

Eric Pillard, son of Paul and Brenda, Oconomowoc: UW-Whitewater Waukesha County Snowmobile Association Scholarship, $750 total. UW-Whitewater New Student Scholar, $1,000. He will attend UW-Whitewater for a business degree in finance/investment and banking.

Charles Pingel, son of Jim and Renae, Sun Prairie: Drake University Presidential scholarship, $20,000*. He will attend Drake University.

Tyler Punzel, son of Dale and Laura, Watertown: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*. He will attend WLC for a major in pre-medicine.

Emily Raymond, daughter of Kyle and Amy, Sun Prairie: Ryan J. Zweifel Memorial Scholarship, $2,500. She will attend Martin Luther College to study elementary education.

Amber Rowoldt, daughter of Patrick and Sandra, Watertown: Palm Beach Atlantic Deans Scholarship, $15,000*. She will attend Palm Beach Atlantic to study business management.

Katharina Schleef, daughter of Todd and Kay, Watertown: Wisconsin Lutheran College Academic Scholarship, $13,000*; WLC General Endowed Scholarship, $1,000*; WLC Regents Grant, $2,030; WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship, $2,000; WLC Visit Scholarship, $500. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College for a degree in communicative arts.

Emelyn Schoeller, daughter of Todd and Michelle, Helenville: UW-River Falls Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, $2,000*. She will attend UW-River Falls to become a veterinary technician.

Meghan Splinter, daughter of Dan and Cheryl, Ixonia: Warrior Scholarship In Memory of Morgan Turnquist, $500. She will attend Waukesha County Technical College to study early childhood education.

Sarah Taylor Evert, daughter of David and Jennie, Beaver Dam: Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation Richard and Phyllis Frederick Scholarship, $2,250*. She will attend Martin Luther College for a degree in elementary education.

Emily Weber, daughter of Jeff and Rebecca, Helenville: Wisconsin Lutheran College Presidential Scholarship, $15,000*; WLC Partners in Christian Education, $2,000*; Lakeside Lutheran FFA Alumni Scholarship $500. She will attend WLC to major in biology and business.

Gerald Weber, son of Eugene and Mary, Sun Prairie: Zachary Moyle Memorial Scholarship Martin Luther College, $2,500. He will attend Martin Luther College to become a pastor.

Ellie Westrate, Calvin College Mosaic Award, $4,000*. Calvin College Dean’s Scholarship, $10,000*. She will attend Calvin College to study kinesiology and nutrition.

Matthias Winters, son of Jim and Kimara, Watertown: Milwaukee School of Engineering Academic Merit Scholarships, $15,000*; Destination MSOE Scholarship, $3,000*; MSOE Summer Programs Scholarship, $1,000*; Watertown Conservation Scholarship, $1,000; National Army ROTC Scholarship, $37,980*. He will attend Milwaukee School of Engineering for a degree in industrial engineering.

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ACT exam results among highest in state 

ACT Research Services of Iowa City, Iowa, recently released the ACT scores for the Lakeside Lutheran High School class of 2017.

Of the 93 members of the  2017 class, 87, or 94%, wrote the exam. Based on a 36-point scale, the composite score of these students was 23.9, above the state composite of 20.5 for almost 100% of students writing the exam statewide. This composite score keeps Lakeside Lutheran among the top 2% of over 460 high schools in the state, as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

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According to ACT Inc., the test is not an aptitude or IQ test, but directly related to what students have learned in high school courses. They use the results to predict college readiness. For that, 52% of Lakeside Lutheran test-takers met all four standards for college readiness in English Composition, Algebra, Social Science, and Biology. That is more than twice the state average of 25%. According to ACT research, students who meet these benchmarks are more likely to succeed in college and earn a degree than those who don’t. “It is the rigor of coursework—rather than simply the number of core courses—that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness,” the non-profit organization states.

“In addition to having higher average ACT scores than many local schools, the College Board stated that our composite percentage of students who are ‘college ready’ in four core subjects is more than double the state’s composite,” says Principal James Grasby. “This means that a majority of Lakeside graduates are very likely to earn a “B” or above in English Composition, Algebra, the Social Sciences, and Biology in college-level courses. This is a great testimony to God’s blessing on our students’ work.”

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The ACT is a national college admission and placement examination that is used by more colleges than any other examination. Begun in 1959, more than 1.8 million students wrote the ACT last school year, including almost 67,000 students in Wisconsin. The ACT is a standard assessment for all 11th-graders in Wisconsin public high schools.

Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills is a ministry operated by a federation of 31 Lutheran congregations who are affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The school holds accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), a division of AdvancED. For more information, contact Principal James Grasby at (920) 648-2321.