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Tenth class of LU Sheboygan County Scholars announced

Tenth class of LU Sheboygan County Scholars announced


Tenth class of LU Sheboygan County Scholars announced

Lakeland University will welcome its 10th 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 2028 includes:

  • Ranaya Hayes-Jenkins, Sheboygan North High School.
  • Savannah Present, Oostburg High School.
  • Brynn Wisse, Oostburg High School.

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.

Hayes-Jenkins plans to study graphic design and marketing. She was a cheerleader for four years at North, performing at games and competing around the state. She won several team awards including most valuable and best GPA. A member of North’s Black Community Organization, she received a Black Youth Award at Sheboygan’s Juneteenth celebration and plans to get involved with Lakeland’s Black Student Union. She was a member of North’s Blue Crew, a group of students responsible for Freshmen Orientation and mentoring freshmen. She is an accomplished artist who has won several awards and has her work appear at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Hayes-Jenkins has had part-time jobs at Randalls and Big Lots.

Present plans to major in graphic design and take advantage of Lakeland’s Cooperative Education program to earn work experience for academic credit. She’s had a lifelong interest in design work that’s included animation work, job shadows with local companies like FifthColor and Zimmerman Printing and personal design projects to go with media classes at school. An honors student, Present was a member of Oostburg’s dance team and has logged numerous hours of community service. She’s also had part-time jobs at Kwik Trip, Piggly Wiggly and Blue Harbor.

Wisse plans to major in elementary education to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher and working with children. During COVID, she created Brynn Taylor Designs, a custom home decor and sign business. She has completed 285 orders and over 350 signs. She has hosted hands-on workshops and board parties that bring people together to grow friendships and inspire creativity. An honors student, Wisse played basketball and volleyball at Oostburg, earning all-conference honors in both sports, and she was a member of the school’s youth group. She’s been a youth leader and volunteer at Gibbsville Church and was an intern at Dulmes Décor.

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