Lewer plans to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and be active in Army ROTC. His intentions are to serve in the military before becoming an aerospace engineer.
He said his parents, Steven and Beth Lewer, both teachers, were crucial in his development at a young age, when he often built robots and rockets with his dad. During high school he found a passion in robotics and engineering. He credits much of his success to his family, especially his father, stating, “He has been my high school geometry teacher, robotics coach and role model.”
In addition to academics, Lewer has participated in robotics, tennis, volleyball, track and field, student council, theater, choir and the National Honor Society.
Turner is headed to DePauw University, where he plans to study economics, biology and Spanish.
He is on the Spanish Club executive committee, is student council secretary, a student admissions ambassador, a member of the Academic Super Bowl and Spell Bowl and chaired the Hunger Doesn’t Vacation food drives in 2014 and 2015.
Benton, son of James and Tracy Turner of Greenfield, has been awarded numerous scholarships. In the 2014 Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy contest, he placed first at post and district levels and third in state.
Soukup plans major in mechanical engineering and minor in Spanish at Purdue University on a Presidential Scholarship.
She has participated in theater, soccer, band, track and field and National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Andrew and Barbara Soukup of Greenwood and attended Southport Presbyterian Christian School.
Brandt, who will study chemical engineering at Trine University, has kept busy throughout high school by playing tennis, golf, guitar and saxophone. One of only 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars in the state and a semifinalist for the Presidential Scholars Award, he is a member of the alternative rock band and was active in Spell Bowl, the Spanish Club and theater.
“My four years at Lutheran High School have taught me to do everything for the glory of God, persevere through difficulty and live life with integrity,” said, Brandt, son of Michael and Kathleen Brandt.
“God has blessed me with many opportunities to grow and pursue excellence with the help and guidance of my teachers, friends and family. I’m excited to begin the next stage of my life and discover what God has planned for me.”