Elizabeth Bichler Memorial Scholarships Winners


Parishioners Continuing their Catholic Education Receive Elizabeth Bichler Memorial Scholarships Four St. John XXIII Catholic Parish members have been awarded 2024 Elizabeth Bichler Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $500 each for demonstrating strong academic achievement and a commitment to serving others while continuing their education at a Catholic college or university. Samantha Bennett, daughter of Sandy and Steve, is a Port Washington High School graduating senior who will be attending Benedictine University in Lisle, IL this fall in pursuit of a degree in biology/pre-medicine. As an SJ23 parishioner, she has been active in youth mission trips, served as a food pantry volunteer, and helped with our school’s flower sale among other volunteer activities. Natalie Van Dyck, daughter of John and Jamie, is also a Port Washington High School senior who will be attending St. Norbert College this upcoming school year with a focus on science, particularly biology and chemistry. She, too, has engaged in a variety of service including helping out at the Abuelas Y Abuelos De La Calle Homeless Shelter, and volunteering at the Multicultural Club Taste of Culture. Olivia Poull, daughter of Adam and Trish, will be a sophomore at Marquette University this fall continuing her pursuit of a life science major with the long-term goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian. As an SJ23 parishioner, Olivia has served as a summer religious education catechist, packed meals for Feed My Starving Children, and collected canned goods in support of our food pantry.
Matthew Witte, son of Cindy and Ken, will be entering his senior year at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, looking to complete his degree in Sports Management. When home, he continues to serve as an altar server at our Immaculate Conception Church site and has participated in two SJ23 mission trips. He has also engaged in a host of other volunteer service both here in Wisconsin and at Xavier. Congratulations to all four of these fine young adults and best of luck to them in their continuing educational pursuits within the context of our Catholic faith!