Niagara Lions Club awards scholarships


NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating Niagara High School seniors during the recent virtual commencement program.

Those receiving the $500 scholarships were Brady Steinbrecher, the Dwayne and Joyce Smith Memorial Lions Scholarship; Cassandra Gill, the Kerry Grippen Lions Club Scholarship; Jayden Payette, the Roy Eggen Memorial Lions Scholarship; and Sydney Dunkes, the Russell and Carol Sauld Memorial Lions Scholarship.

Steinbrecher will attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for political science.

Gill will also attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, for psychology.

Payette will attend Bay College to become a nurse, while Dunkes will attend Milwaukee School of Engineering, studying to become a mechanical engineer.


The Niagara Lions Club’s scholarship program began in 1986 and over the years the club has awarded nearly $50,000 in local scholarships to Niagara graduates.

Funds for the awards have been generated through various fund raising projects, with additional financial support provided by the family of Dwayne and Joyce Smith.

The Lions scholarships this year were administered by the Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation with the scholarship selections being made by school personnel according to criteria established by the Niagara Lions Club.




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