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Announcing winners of the 2016 LCBT Scholarship

Sam Schlaud

Samantha Schlaud

Emily Pewinski-Almont

Emily Pewinski

Matt Schneider- Lapeer

Matthew Schneider

Dax Cariera

Dax Cariera

Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. The Bank received 58 applications for the scholarship, which provides $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years for students. Applications came from every school in the county, as well as some homeschooled and nontraditional students.

Samantha Schlaud – North Branch High School graduate Samantha Schlaud will attend University of Detroit – Mercy. In high school, Schlaud participated in varsity soccer and basketball and is a member of National Honors Society and Student Council. Outside of school, Schlaud spends her time volunteering for Mentors for Kids, Paradise Animal Rescue, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Emily Pewinski – Almont High School graduate Emily Pewinski plans to attend Grand Valley State University. While attending school, Pewinski participated in the Varsity Dance Team, Theatre, Powerlifting and was a member of the Student Council. Pewinski is also a member of an Almont swine 4-H group and volunteers with the Almont Youth on Main Street Group and Habitat for Humanity.

 Matthew Schneider – Lapeer High School graduate Matthew Schneider plans to attend Kettering University. Schneider participated in Robotics as the team captain and lead designer, marching and jazz band and was a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, Schneider volunteers his time as a Robotics mentor and with Immaculate Conception Church as an alter server and at St. Paul Lutheran Church in their soup kitchen.

Dax Cariera – Dax Cariera received his GED through the Family Literacy Center and plans to attend University of Michigan in Flint. While working and earning his GED, Cariera spent additional time volunteering at the Tibbits Nature Sanctuary in Columbiaville. Cariera plans to volunteer as a tutor at the Family Learning Center.

“We had so many deserving applicants, the awards were very difficult decisions to make,” said LCBT President & CEO Bruce Cady. “I’m happy that we are able to help these four students achieve their goals.”

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