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Announcing winners of the 2017 Lakestone Scholarship

Sylvia Koveck


Benjamin Koning

Jonathan Louwsma

Kyle Wierszewski

Patrick McNulty

Abigail Koning



Lakestone Bank & Trust (OTC: CBNC) is proud to announce the six recipients of its 2017 scholarships. The Bank received 55 applications for the scholarship, which provides $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years for recipients. Applications came from many schools throughout Lapeer, Macomb, and St. Clair counties, as well as from homeschooled students. “We had so many worthy applicants, these were very difficult decisions to make,” said Lakestone Chairman and CEO, Bruce Cady. “I’m happy that we are able to help these students achieve their goals. I hope that next year we get even more applicants.” Lakestone Bank & Trust anticipates paying out a total of $18,000 in scholarships this year including renewing scholarships.

Jonathan Louwsma – Imlay City High School graduate Jonathan Louwsma will attend Calvin College. Jonathan has been involved at Lions Bear Lake Camp, a camp for children with hearing loss. While in school, Jonathan also participated on the student council, track and field, cross country, wrestling, basketball, and soccer teams. Jonathan has also contributed to cleaning the PolyAnn Trail, Youth Basketball Camp, and Carriage Town Ministries.

Abigail Koning – Dryden High School graduate Abigail Koning plans to attend Michigan State University. While attending school, Abigail was involved with Color Me Green, Imlay City Lions Club, FFA committee NHS, American Red Cross, Running Start STEMM Academy, and played on the soccer team. Along with her brother, Abigail started the Veterans Esteem Team to grow awareness of, fundraising for, hosted a dinner, and gather donations for veterans.

 Benjamin Koning – Dryden High School graduate Benjamin Koning plans to attend University of Michigan. Benjamin was involved in robotics programs, choir, tutoring, Color Me Green, National Technical Society, and student council in high school. Benjamin also got involved in his local Imlay City Lions events, 40 et 8 events, American Red Cross blood drives, and recycling. He and his sister developed the Veterans Esteem Team to promote appreciation for veterans among students.

Sylvia Koveck – Memphis High School graduate Sylvia Koveck plans to attend Eastern Michigan University. Sylvia participated in soccer, basketball, AYSO soccer, Miss Memphis Court, and Leadership for Life while in high school. Sylvia was also the class vice president for 3 years, a girl scout, active in the National Honor Society, Leo Club, and Holy Family Youth Group. In Revive the Hive service project, she worked to recover and display her school’s league, district, and regional titles. The goal of this project was to uplift students and reduce bullying.

Patrick McNulty – Lapeer High School graduate Patrick McNulty plans to attend Michigan State University. Patrick participated in ice hockey, baseball, and softball. For his community, Patrick started a local street hockey league for kids. In addition, he contributed to the LHS art fair and church fish fry.

Kyle R. Wierszewski – Armada High School graduate Kyle R. Wierszewski plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University. Kyle, an Eagle Scout, has organized a list of projects to help develop the new Veteran’s Memorial Park in St. Clair County.

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