Scholarship recipients announced

Lakeside Lutheran High School announces that 35 students in the class of 2020 report over $684,076 in scholarship money for the 2020-21 school year from individuals, foundations, organizations, and the schools they applied to attend. Of the 92 graduates, 84 have indicated plans to continue their education in the fall of 2020 through a four-year university or tech school; four plan to enter the military; and four will enter the workforce. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a renewable scholarship.

3 Abel, MadelineMadeline Abel, daughter of Christopher and Megan, Fort Atkinson: Martin Luther College Witness Scholarship $1,500*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study education.

63 Behnke, AshleyAshley Behnke, daughter of Peter and Laurie, Watertown: GCU 2020 Canyon Christian School Consort $4,000*, GCU 2020 Faculty Scholarship $4,500, GCU 2020 Priority Registration Award $800. She will attend Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, to study business management.

12 Berg, EmmaEmma Berg, daughter of Nathan and Jennifer, DeForest: Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship $2,000*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study elementary and secondary vocal music.

86 Bilitz, AnnaAnna Bilitz, daughter of Ben and Sarah, Madison: Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship $2,000*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study education.

17 Buelter, AndrewAndrew Buelter, son of Mark and Jamie, Juneau: Wisconsin Lutheran College $500 travel scholarship. He plans to continue working with Northern Trails Meats.

49 Burger, Ryann-eRyann Burger, daughter of Mark and Denice: Soaring Eagle Scholarship, UW LaCrosse, $2,000. She will attend UW LaCrosse to study therapeutic recreation.

Collins, EllaElla Collins, daughter of daughter of Clark and Tricia, Lake Mills: Pine Honors Presidential Scholarship, EIU, $12,000*. She will attend Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, to study political science, pursue a law degree and play D1 volleyball.

Doering, KyleKyle Doering, son of Matthew and Jill, Lake Mills: MLC Messenger Scholarship $2,000*, Lake Mills Rotary Club Scholarship $2,000, Lake Mills Light & Water Continuing Ed Scholarship $500. He will attend Martin Luther College to study elementary and social studies education.

81 Geertz, TrevorTrevor Geerdts, son of Dan and Jen, Lake Mills: Gleason Presidential Scholarship, Ripon College, $32,000*, Trustee Scholarship, Carroll University, $21,000*, Fred Loock Scholarship, MSOE $22,000*, Destination MSOE Scholarship, MSOE $3,000*, Summer Programs Scholarship, MSOE $1,000*, Scout Scholarship, MSOE University, $1,000*. He will attend MSOE to study computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence.

76 Gunst, MatthewMatthew Gunst, son of Dennis and Nichole, Juneau: United Cooperative Scholarship $1,000, Patricia Hahn Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Siem Memorial Scholarship $2,000, University of Minnesota Collegiate Scholarship $30,000, John Klossner Memorial Scholarship $1,000, FFA Alumni Scholarship $500. He will attend the University of Minnesota to study agriculture communications and law.

Haw, GilbertGilbert Haw, son of Steve and Heidi, Marshall: Russel Kerr Scholarship, Rose-Hulman $1,250*, Cooney Gilbert Endowment, Rose-Hulman $2500, Rose-Hulman Grant Institute of Technology, $6,896*, Rose-Hulman Merit Scholarship $19,500*, Presidential Scholarship, Valparaiso University, $26,000*, Valpo Fund Alumni Award $960*. He will attend Valparaiso to study engineering and German.

25 Jensen, JenaeJanae Jensen, daughter of Jonathan and Jeanette, Juneau: Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship $2,000*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study early childhood and special education.

20 Kaspar, KendraKendra Kasper, daughter of Caleb and Sara, Helenville: Voorhees Scholarship, Carroll University $19,000*. She will attend Carroll University to study psychology.

65 Knapp ElijahElijah Knapp, son of Kyle and Juli, Ixonia: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award $2,000, 2 yrs. He will attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls to study biology.

89 Krauklis, AbelAbel Krauklis, son of Brandon and Jennifer, Lake Mills:  WLC Presidential Scholarship $17,500*, Partners in Christian Education Scholarship $2,000*, Visit Scholarship $500. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study finance.

38 Krenke, LydiaLydia Krenke, daughter of Matt and Suzanne, Jefferson: Martin Luther College Witness Scholarship $1,500*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study early childhood and elementary education.

57 Mayer, RachelRachel Mayer, daughter of Dale and Sandra, Fort Atkinson: Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship $2,000*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study elementary education.

19 Mcdermott, BrynnBrynn McDermott, daughter of Frank and Kristi, Poynette: Karate Family Scholarship, Plumer Karate America $1,000. She will attend UW-Oshkosh to study nursing.

McGurk, KatelynKatelyn McGurk, daughter of Damion and Laura Dehnert, Lake Mills and Chris McGurk of Fargo, N. Dak.: Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship $10,000, Martin Luther College Messenger Scholarship $2,000*. She will attend Martin Luther College to study special education and elementary education.

Meier, EliseElise Meier, daughter of William and Cathy, Watertown:  WLC Presidential Scholarship $17,500*, Partners in Christian Education Scholarship $2,000*, Greenwoods State Bank Continuing Education Scholarship $500. She will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study cultural anthropology and Spanish.

Pampel, LoganLogan Pampel, son of Jon and Julie, Johnson Creek: Presidential Scholarship, Gustavus Adolphus College, $28,500*, Chancellor Scholarship, UW-Stout, $3,000* 2 yrs. He will attend Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to study economics.

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Madelyn Plitzuweit, daughter of Tom and Beth, Oconomowoc: MLC Grant Education $900, MLC Messenger Scholarship $2,000*, Ryan J. Zweifel Memorial Scholarship $2,500.  She will attend Martin Luther College to study elementary education.

Reinke, MeganMegan Reinke, daughter of Dave and Kristina, Watertown: Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship $2,000, Soaring Eagle Scholarship, UW LaCrosse, $3,000, Trustee’s Scholarship, Carroll University, $21,000*, Hilger Tradition Award, Carroll University, $500*, Scholar Award, Carroll University, $1,000*, Carthage Highest Honors, $11,000* Carthage Endowed Scholar, $1,500*, Early FAFSA Grant, Carthage College, $500, Carthage Visit Grant, $500*, Robert Todd Grant, Carthage, $500, SouthPort Grant, Carthage, $1,000, WLC Presidential Scholarship, $17,000*, Partners in Christian Education Scholarship, $2,000*, Visit Scholarship, $500, Chancellor’s Scholar, UW Whitewater, $2,000*, UWW Foundation Freshman Academic Scholarship $1,000, CUW Presidential Scholarship $15,000*, CUW Early FAFSA Filing Grant $1,500, Concordia Grant, $5,299*, Concordia Assistance $1,000*. She will attend Concordia University-Wisconsin to study education and math.

30 Ryan, AexAlex Ryan, son of Jeffery and Christine, Lake Mills: Athletic Scholarship, Valparaiso University, $25,000*, Presidential Scholarship, Valparaiso, $23,000*, Award for Excellence, Valparaiso, $2,000*, Athletic Full Tuition Scholarship, UW-Milwaukee, $9,500*. He will attend Valparaiso University to study business and play D1 baseball.

schneiderCarter Schneider, son of Scott and Laura, Jefferson: WLC Collegiate Scholarship. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study accounting.

Schoenherr,OwenOwen Schoenherr, son of Terry and Lisa, Cottage Grove: Sentry Student Leadership Scholarship, UW Whitewater, $2,500*. He will attend UW-Whitewater to study accounting.

Schuster awarded Technical Excellence scholarshipCole Schuster, son of Thomas and Jessica, Juneau:  FFA Alumni, $500, United Cooperative $1,000, Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship $2,250* 3 yrs. He will attend Fox Valley Technical College to study agricultural power equipment.

62 Statz, EmmaEmma Statz, daughter of Brian and Jennifer, Helenville: GCU: Faculty Scholarship $2,250, Canyon Christian Schools Consortium $2,000, GCU Priority Registration $200, GCU Select Scholarship $1,500. She will attend Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, to study secondary English education or nursing.

80 StorlieEspen Storlie, son of Justin and Michelle, Lake Mills: Carleton Grant/Scholarship, $58,570. He will attend Carleton College to study political science/international relations.

18 Sturgil, MollieMolly Sturgill, daughter of Aaron and Linda, Waterloo: CUW Presidential Scholarship $13,000*. She will attend Concordia University-Wisconsin to study graphic design.

Thiele awarded 2020 AES

Lauren Thiele, daughter of Dan and Teresa, Poynette: Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship $2,250*, Frank & Carol Trestman Scholarship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities $5,000*, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholarship $1,500*. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management to study finance.

Thunderloud, KirstenKirsten Thundercloud, daughter of Josh Thundercloud and Valerie Clark, Jefferson: Dartmouth General Scholarship $10,550*, Trustee Scholarship, Carroll University, $21,000*, WLC Presidential Scholarship $17,000*, WLC Partners in Christian Education Scholarship $2,000*, University Honors Program Scholarship, U of Minnesota, $2,000*. She hopes to be accepted into Dartmouth’s gap year program and then pursue a degree in psychology.

52 Wagner hi resNathan Wagner, son of Mark and Nancy, Roscoe, Ill.: Excellence in Christian Education, Valparaiso University, $2,000*, Scholarships in STEM, WLC $10,000*, WLC Presidential Scholarship $17,000*. He will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College to study biology.

6 WardallAmber Wardall, daughter of Shawn and Shannon, Waterloo: Presidential Honor Scholarship, Winona State University $1,500*, WLC Presidential Scholarship $17,000*. She will attend UW- LaCrosse to study education or finance.

Westrate, GraceGrace Westrate, daughter of Bill and Shela, Lake Mills: Presidential Scholarship, Northwestern College, $16,000*, Undergrad Bridge Scholar Award, Northwestern, $2,500*, Honors Program Scholarship $1,500*. She will attend Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, to study business.

Gunst named Wisconsin Holstein scholarship winner

Matthew Gunst
Lakeside Lutheran senior Matthew Gunst of Hartford

Baraboo, Wis. – May 13, 2020 – The Wisconsin Holstein Association has named Matthew Gunst a 2020 Wisconsin Holstein Association scholarship recipient. Gunst will be receiving the $1,000 John Klossner Memorial Scholarship, established for John—a young man who touched many lives during his short Junior Holstein career. Given in memory of John who tragically passed away in an accident while exhibiting at one of his favorite events, the Wisconsin Junior State Fair, this scholarship was established by John’s parents, Richard and Roxanne Klossner, and is given each year to a student who is considered a role model to other junior members.

The son of Dennis and Nichole Gunst of Hartford, Matthew is a senior at Lakeside Lutheran High School. He is involved in the Lakeside Lutheran FFA Chapter, his church, and is currently serving on the Junior Activities Committee for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. He plans to pursue a career as an agricultural lawyer at the University of Minnesota in order to help dairy farmers everywhere.

Gunst is among 16 outstanding individuals that have received scholarships from the Wisconsin Holstein Association this year. The Wisconsin Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Holstein Registered Breed, breeders, and owners. For more information visit www.wisholsteins.com.

Fischer memorial scholarship awarded

DiGiovanni, AbbieGary and Nancy Fischer continue the scholarship tradition begun over 20 years ago by awarding the Steven Fischer Memorial Scholarship to Abbie DiGiovanni, daughter of Michelle DiGiovanni, Jefferson, and Michael DiGiovanni of Surprise, Ariz.

The award is presented to a Lakeside Lutheran High School senior who plans to continue in music ministry. DiGiovanni will attend Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., in the fall.

The Fischers, who live in Milton, instituted the scholarship in memory of their son who was a student and musician at Lakeside Lutheran when he died in 1998.

Doering awarded Public Power scholarship

Doering, Kyle
Lakeside Lutheran senior Kyle Doering

Lakeside Lutheran is pleased to share the news from the office of Greg Hoffman, Energy Services Representative from Lake Mills Light & Water, that the 2020 Public Power Scholarship has been awarded to Kyle Doering of Lake Mills. Doering was awarded the $500 based on winning an essay contest.

The scholarship, part of Lake Mills Light & Water’s commitment to give back to the community and contribute to educational efforts, is available to seniors whose parents are customers. Doering is the son of Matthew and Jill Doering, Lake Mills. He plans to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., to pursue a degree in Elementary and Social Studies Education.

Doering awarded Rotary scholarship

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Lakeside Lutheran senior Kyle Doering

Senior Kyle Doering, son of Matthew and Jill of Lake Mills, was awarded a $2,000 Lake Mills Rotary Scholarship.

Doering was awarded the scholarship based on his character, leadership, scholarship, and participation during his high school years as well as his essay on the value of Rotary and service in the community. He plans to attend Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., to pursue a degree in Elementary and Social Studies Education.

According to Rotary International, Rotary Clubs are committed to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Supporting education is one of the six top priorities of Rotary, along with promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, and growing local economies. The scholarships are funded primarily through the annual Scholarship Brunch offered to the public each February.

Academic Top 10 in Class of 2020

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its Academic Top Ten from the Class of 2020. Their profiles, in alphabetical order, follow:

Bilitz, AnnikaTop Ten Annika Bilitz, daughter of Jon and Mary Bilitz, Cottage Grove, will attend UW-Madison  to earn a business degree in marketing. She also plans to study abroad for a semester.

Bilitz is a 2019 Badger Girls State representative and was part of the WHSFA State gold medal forensics team. A track athlete, she also was a member of the National Honor Society, Teens for Christ, and Operation Go, a mission trip program where students travel throughout North America to support churches. She teaches Sunday school at her church, Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel, Madison.

“Although it wasn’t easy, transferring to Lakeside my sophomore year was one of the best memories of my life. Lakeside is filled with so many great students and staff that welcomed me in with open arms,” she says. “I’m thankful for the memories we have made—like taking a picture every day of senior year—and the many more to come, if we ever get out of quarantine.”

Collins, EllaSalutatorian Isabella Collins, daughter of Clark and Tricia Collins, Lake Mills, is a member at St. Paul, Lake Mills, where she helps with vacation Bible school.

She will head to Eastern Illinois University to study political science and pursue a law degree. She will also play volleyball at NCAA Division I level for the Panthers. In addition to an athletic scholarship, she has received the Presidential Scholarship—a full-tuition scholarship—at EIU, which was awarded to only 15 recipients out of  130 applicants this year.

Collins, a four-year varsity volleyball team member, was named Player of the Year this year.  In addition, she was a member of National Honor Society and Teens For Christ, where she served as an officer for one year.  She was also accepted into the Senate Scholar Program, a week-long program which includes working in the Capitol alongside State Legislators and participating in mock legislative activities. A piano player, she has won numerous WSMA medals at both district and state festivals.

As for her time at Lakeside, Collins says, “I loved the feeling of being surrounded every day by people who share my same faith and want me to grow both academically and spiritually. I love the way the whole school feels like family and the faculty cares so much for each and every student.”

Haw, GilbertTop Ten Gilbert Haw, son of Steven and Heidi Haw, Marshall, is a member of St. Paul, Lake Mills, where he played music in worship services.

A National Merit Finalist, he has been admitted to the Honors College at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He has received the Presidential Scholarship and will study engineering and German.

While at Lakeside, he participated in the AV Club, STEM Club, and band. He was also active in the Academic Bowl and multiple math meets, where he often scored the highest of all participants. He participated in robotics, and was part of the first-ever team from Lakeside to attend the state robotics competition.

Meier, EliseValedictorian Elise Meier, daughter of Bill and Cathy Meier, Watertown, plans to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College, where she earned the presidential scholarship. She plans to study cultural anthropology and Spanish with the goal of “traveling the world and experiencing all kinds of cultures, getting to know people and their stories” says Meier, who was born in Malawi, Africa. “It would be fun to be a missionary!”

A member of the National Honor Society and Student Achiever award winner, Meier also participated in drama productions, the school newspaper, and the math team. With Teens for Christ, she served as the secretary her junior year and as president her senior year. On Student Council, she was the Class Vice President and Student Body Secretary.  “My teachers have been the most incredible and hard working people I’ve ever met. Even though they taught some tough classes, they only wanted to see us succeed,” she says.

While at Lakeside, she participated in volleyball, cross country, softball, and intramural basketball. She also played club volleyball, where she was the team captain. A member of St. Mark, Watertown, she taught Sunday school and volunteered with the youth group. She also volunteered at Twice is Nice, a resale shop in Jefferson.

Pampel, LoganTop Ten Logan Pampel is the son of Jon and Julie Pampel, Johnson Creek. He will attend Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to study economics. He plans to eventually pursue a law degree. Pampel, a member of the National Honor Society, was also on the math team and served with Teens For Christ. A three-sport athlete, he played football, basketball, and baseball. He received first-team all conference honors for football and received an honorable mention for the 2019 Wisconsin State Journal All-Area football team.

About his days at Lakeside, he says, “I enjoyed all the memories I made in athletics with teammates and coaches, and meeting new people and strengthening my faith.” A member of St. John, Jefferson, Pampel serves his church as an usher.

Reinke, MeganValedictorian Megan Reinke, daughter of David and Tina Reinke, Watertown, received a presidential scholarship to attend Concordia University, Mequon. She will study education and math. “I am excited to share my love of math with future students,” she says, “as well as work with kids and watch them grow in their knowledge.” She also received the Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a high school senior who plans to major in mathematical education.

Reinke is a member at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Watertown, where she plays in the church band and has volunteered as a teacher’s aid for Sunday School. She also volunteers at Twice Is Nice Resale. At Lakeside, Reinke has been involved with mission trips for Operation Go and Teens for Christ, serving as the secretary her senior year. As a member of National Honor Society, she was treasurer her junior year and vice president her senior year.

Reinke has also participated in A Cappella Choir, math team, track and field, marching band, Academic Bowl, and attended the Lake Mills Optimist Club’s Annual Leadership Breakfast. She received a perfect score at the State Forensics Fest her junior year, and received a “1” rating at WSMA for piano solos and duets.

“Attending Lakeside Lutheran blessed me with many opportunities. I was able to travel across the country on mission trips and tour with choir and the band,” she says. “I have learned you can work hard and have fun at the same time. Lakeside has prepared me with a firm Christ-centered foundation for years to come.”

Schoenherr,OwenTop Ten Owen Schoenherr, son of Terry and Lisa Schoenherr, Cottage Grove, plans to attend UW-Whitewater to study accounting.

A member of the National Honor Society, Schoenherr also wants to get married, have children, and travel to Europe. He serves as an usher for worship services at Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie.

“What I liked most about Lakeside is all the friends I made when I was here,” he says. “I loved hearing the Word of God every day.”

Thiele, LaurenValedictorian Lauren Thiele is the daughter of Dan and Teresa Thiele, Poynette. A member of Teens for Christ, she has joined in “New Friends” afternoons, prepared care packages for soldiers, helped with Christmas Gifts for Kids, and made tie-blankets for hospitals. During her four years on Student Council, she helped organize the LLHS blood drives, mission offerings, and participated in Homecoming planning.

She was also part of the Society for Women Engineers-Lakeside Lutheran chapter and helped this spring with a workshop for elementary-aged girls. As a member of National Honor Society, she participated in highway clean up, Twice is Nice volunteering, and a mental health awareness event.

Thiele played volleyball for two years and was a four-year varsity basketball player and track team member. She earned second team all-conference honors her senior year in basketball and was on several state relay teams for track.

“One thing that I found special about Lakeside was the feeling of high expectations,” she says. “The teachers always pushed me to be faithful in my work, the coaches would not settle for second best, and the student body was always full of kids I could look up to.”

As a member of Holy Cross, Madison, Thiele has volunteered with her church for summer vacation Bible school and camps. She plans  to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities at the Carlson School of Management to study finance.

Thunderloud, KirstenSalutatorian Kirsten Thundercloud is the daughter of Valerie Clark and Josh Thundercloud, Jefferson.

“I liked the friendships I made and the sense of community that a small school like Lakeside offered. Even though we came from all over, I was able to meet so many new people,” she says. “Since we had a smaller class than some schools, I was able to get to know each of my classmates over four years and I had the comfort of knowing that we were all united in the same faith.”

While at Lakeside, she participated in basketball for one year, National Honor Society, piano, band, and the math team. In her community, she’s been a member of the Fort Atkinson Swim Team (FAST) since sixth grade.

A member of St. John Lutheran Church, Jefferson, she has committed to Dartmouth—receiving the Dartmouth General Scholarship—and is hoping to be accepted into their gap year program so she can volunteer, work, “and save a bit more money for tuition,” she says. Her goal is to “earn a degree in psychology and become a clinical or school psychologist.”

Westrate, GraceValedictorian Grace Westrate, daughter of Bill and Shela Westrate, Lake Mills, will be attending Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, where she has received the presidential scholarship, the Bridge scholarship, and an honors program scholarship. She will major in business and minor in entrepreneurship with the goal of having “my own business in the future, something where the majority of the profits could go toward helping different causes,” she says.

Westrate, the vice president of the student body,  played volleyball for three years and was named second-team all-conference in 2018. She has been involved in Teens for Christ and National Honor Society and was named a Lake Mills student rotarian as well.

A member at Door Creek Church, Madison, Westrate loves “the friends I’ve made at Lakeside, and since it is a smaller school, I got to see them every day! Also, to be able to be surrounded and learn with people that share my beliefs and genuinely care about each other as people has been such a blessing,” she says.

Thiele awarded Wisconsin Academic Excellence scholarship​

Thiele awarded 2020 AES

Lakeside Lutheran senior Lauren Thiele has earned the 2020 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar Award, a scholarship granted by the state to high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each school.

Recipients of the AES receive $2,250 towards tuition at participating Wisconsin colleges and universities, renewable for up to four years.

Thiele, who will major in business, is the daughter of Dan and Teresa of Poynette.

Schuster earns state Technical Excellence scholarship

Schuster awarded Technical Excellence scholarship

Lakeside Lutheran senior Cole Schuster has earned the Technical Excellence Scholar Award, a scholarship granted by the State of Wisconsin to high school seniors who have the highest demonstrated level of proficiency in technical education subjects.

A four-year FFA member at Lakeside, Schuster was awarded “Most Active Junior” in 2019 and received a State FFA degree in 2020. With a youth dairy apprenticeship and an apprenticeship at Tractor Supply Co. in Columbus, his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) has been rounded outwith field/forage work and animal science on his grandparents’ farm.

Schuster, the son of Thomas and Jessica of Juneau, plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College to study Agricultural Power Equipment.

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.

Handeyside, Muehrcke scholarships awarded

Two Lakeside Lutheran seniors were awarded local scholarships for their future studies in the medical field at the Academic Awards Night held at the school May 9.  

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Sophia Collins, daughter of Clark and Tricia, of Lake Mills, and James Neuberger, son of Dan and Dawn, of Lake Mills, were awarded the Handeyside Memorial Scholarship, which is funded and supported by the Fort HealthCare Medical Staff. The award was created by Dr. Robert Handeyside, a doctor at Fort Hospital for many years, and continued by his family when he became terminally ill. It was important to him to financially support students who were seeking careers in the health field.
The scholarship is given to students who display an interest in the health field, leadership qualities, scholastic achievement, and excellent moral character. Collins, who is attending Concordia University, will pursue a degree in biomedical sciences and Neuberger, who is attending Wisconsin Lutheran College, will pursue a degree in Pre-Pharmacy.

Neuberger was also awarded a renewable $7,000.00 Muehrcke Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. Neuberger was awarded the scholarship, established in honor of Dr. Robert Muehrcke, based on maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA, participating on a sports team his senior year, submitting a letter of recommendation and planning to major at a four-year, college undergraduate program in medicine. Neuberger is a 2018 valedictorian and played soccer and ran track his senior year.