Teachers call Mackenzie Lemke “a one-in-a-million student who radiates selflessness, honesty and respect for others.” The daughter of Jennifer and Donald Lemke of Oconomowoc wins a Hilbert Scherffius Scholarship on behalf of the Oconomowoc Area Foundation, receiving $12,000 over four years.
She was named captain of both the OHS volleyball and softball teams and helped incoming freshmen transition to high school. When Mackenzie was young and her mother was sick with a rare cancer, she helped with at-home therapy exercises and motivation. When her mom passed away two years ago, Mackenzie decided to become a physical therapist. She will attend UW-La Crosse to make that dream come true.