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Four seniors from Sheboygan County's three largest high schools will make up the 2017 class of Lakeland University Sheboygan County Scholars.

The latest recipients of this full-tuition scholarship will join seven current LU Sheboygan County Scholars, bringing the total number in the program to 11.

Emerging this year from a field of 18 finalists to earn the full-tuition scholarships were: Dominique Lee (Sheboygan North), Alyson Piper (Sheboygan South), Tegan Schneider (Plymouth) and Eeshi Vue (Sheboygan North).

The Sheboygan County Scholars program is a Lakeland University initiative, with support from the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce and leading businesses and philanthropists. The goal of the program is to keep the area's most promising young people at home and prepare them to assume leadership positions within the community and region.

Up to four Sheboygan County Scholars are chosen each year. These recipients meet rigorous academic standards, complete an application process and interview with an LU committee.

Upon acceptance into the program, scholars will be expected to excel academically, be engaged in campus life and the Sheboygan community through volunteer opportunities and maintain the highest ethical standards.

The four newcomers to the program will join sophomores Zachery Mock (Howards Grove); Matthew Seider (Sheboygan Christian); and Emma Schad (Sheboygan Falls) and freshmen Lauren Bruggink (Oostburg); Brandon Herrin (Plymouth); Shyanne Koski (Random Lake) and Dante Williams (Sheboygan North).

Here's a closer look at this year's class of Sheboygan County Scholars:

  • Dominique Lee, Sheboygan North – Plans to major in business administration and/or broad field social studies at LU … is heavily involved in Future Business Leaders of America while at Sheboygan North, and currently serves as a FBLA state parliamentarian and on various state boards … is involved in Holy Covenant Alliance Church youth programs … played bass guitar in the church band … is involved in North's Interact, an arm of the Rotary Club … serves on North's student council … intends to pursue a master's degree in history … would like to become a high school social studies teacher.
  • Alyson Piper, Sheboygan South – Plans to major in chemistry or biochemistry at LU, then pursue a doctorate of pharmacy … plays in the jazz band, pep band and concert band at South … participates in forensics … was in the environmental club … is a multi-year National Honors Society member … serves as a swim instructor and lifeguard for the Sheboygan Area School District Recreation Department … tutors students in German.
  • Tegan Schneider, Plymouth – Plans to major in biology and pursue a pre-medicine track at Lakeland … after completing her undergraduate work at LU, expects to attend a two-year physician's assistant program … career goal is to become a physician's assistant who specializes in neurology … participates in FBLA, jazz band, German band and concert band at Plymouth … active in student government and acted in the fall play … is a National Honor Society member … did a service-based excursion to Ecuador.
  • Eeshi Vue, Sheboygan North – Plans to major in biochemistry at LU, then attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate degree in biochemistry … plans to someday conduct research in molecular and structural biology … at North, played on the boys' tennis team … is on the National Honor Society … has been a member of the Chess Club and debate team, as well as serving on the pep and marching bands … plans to participate in men's tennis and concert band at LU, among other extra-curricular activities.

For more information about the Sheboygan County Scholars program, visit lakeland.edu/scholars.

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