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LU welcomes new class of Sheboygan County Scholars

LU welcomes new class of Sheboygan County Scholars


LU welcomes new class of Sheboygan County Scholars

Lakeland University will welcome its eighth class of Sheboygan County Scholars to campus this fall.

This program retains some of the area's most promising young people and prepares them to assume future leadership positions within the region.

The Class of 2026 includes:

  • Lizzy Hockenhull, who was homeschooled.
  • Paige Kirchmeier, a Plymouth High graduate.
  • Cali Streff, a graduate of Random Lake High School.
  • Madeline Wohlgemuth, a Sheboygan North High graduate.

Scholars are selected as part of a competitive process and receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Lakeland. The program fosters the intellectual development, professional networking and leadership skills of the next generation of Sheboygan County's corporate, professional and civic leaders.

Hockenhull plans to major in marketing and take advantage of entrepreneurial experiences with a goal of one day owning her own business. She played volleyball and ran track at Howards Grove High School and was a manager for the girls basketball and softball teams. She won the Tiger Award from softball for leadership and work ethic and the Bri Kidder Award from volleyball for leadership and character. She has volunteered at Sheboygan County’s Night to Shine event in Plymouth, helps with the Sheboygan County Food Band and has run 5-K races to raise money for benefits for nearby charities.

Kirchmeier plans to major in exercise science and minor in business, taking advantage of work opportunities through the Cooperative Education program and the program’s research-intensive approach to prepare for graduate school. Her background includes extensive community involvement including roles with Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH), a youth advocacy fellowship; Youth as Resources; and the Student-Athlete Leadership Team Neighborhood Camp, which had her performing acts of service. She was a member of the dance team, Key Club, Homecoming Committee and holds two jobs.

Streff plans to major in education to become a secondary English teacher and focus on helping non-English speaking students be successful. She led the 2021 Christmas toy campaign, was a middle school volleyball coach and helped lead the Parkinsons Support Group of Cedar Grove. She was involved with the Hatchet Club, FFA, Show Choir, Math Team, National Honor Society, volleyball, a regional National History Day contestant, track and served as a tutor.

Wohlgemuth plans to major in education with the goal of becoming a teacher. She is a longtime member of the Kohler/Sheboygan Falls Girl Scout Troop, winning a silver and bronze award for her work. She was a frequent honor roll student and winner of the Family & Consumer Education Student of the Month award. Her extracurriculars include Educators Rising, Key Club, volleyball, cheerleading and the Nature/Environmental Club. She has worked a number of jobs.

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