2018 Lakestone Announces Scholarship Winners
Lakestone Bank & Trust is proud to announce the six recipients of its 2018 scholarships. The Bank received 56 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.
Abby Schefka – Imlay City High School graduate Abby Schefka will attend Michigan State University. Abby has been involved with the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) for five years. The YAC collectively decides the best ways to spend an endowment, looking for programs that affect large amounts of people and have a very positive, long-lasting impact. Abby has also participated on the basketball team, on student council, as a volunteer at Weston Elementary School, visiting the elderly at Maple Vista Senior Living, and as a helper for little league basketball camps.
Andrew Schneider – Lapeer High School graduate Andrew Schneider plans to attend Kettering University. While attending school, Andrew was very involved in robotics programs, being a co-captain, mentor to elementary school Lego robotics teams, and volunteer. During his junior year, Andrew and his team built golf ball counters for Lapeer Growth and Opportunity, which employs individuals with disabilities. Andrew has also participated in the National Honor Society, baseball, band, and as an I-Connect peer mentor.
Ashlyn Weiss – Crosswell-Lexington High School graduate Ashlyn Weiss plans to attend St. Clair County Community College. Ashlyn was involved in tennis, National Honors Society, and Swampfoot 4 Mile. Ashlyn has also volunteered with a non-profit program called Liberty Riders Inc. This programs allows children and disabled individuals to work with horses and improve behavioral and physical issues.
Brianna Rice – Lapeer High School graduate Brianna Rice plans to attend Oakland University. Brianna spent three summers volunteering at the Summer Youth Leadership Training by Blue Water Center for Independent Living. Also while in high school, Brianna has been involved with marching band, National Honors Society, tennis, Key Club, 4-H, and HOSA.
Hannah McBride – Marysville High School graduate Hannah McBride plans to attend St. Clair County Community College. Hannah participated in marching band, choir, varsity cheerleading, steering committee, youth group, symphonic band, and drama plays. Hannah’s volunteering includes Hair Bows for Health, National Honor Society, church childcare, being a junior cheerleading coach and a Hunter Hospitality House volunteer.
Patricia Pratt – Yale High School graduate Patricia Pratt plans to attend St. Clair County Community College. Patricia has been involved in Vacation Bible School, American Red Cross Blood Drive Committee, Yale Alumni Luncheon, Medilodge of Yale: Science Fair, youth volleyball camps, volleyball, track and field, competitive cheerleading, National Honor Society, robotics, 4-H, student council, the equestrian team, and dance. Patricia was also the senior class president.