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Andrew DeYoung

Andrew DeYoung, of Cambria, Wisconsin, is our first William Wiersma Scholar. He will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and majoring in mechanical engineering. Andrew has excelled in the classroom, earning a 4.18 GPA, and graduated third in his class at Cambria-Friesland High School. Thinking ahead, Andrew took the initiative to “double up” his mathematics[…..]

Andrew DeYoung, of Cambria, Wisconsin, is our first William Wiersma Scholar. He will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and majoring in mechanical engineering. Andrew has excelled in the classroom, earning a 4.18 GPA, and graduated third in his class at Cambria-Friesland High School. Thinking ahead, Andrew took the initiative to “double up” his mathematics courses as a freshman, allowing him to take Advanced Placement Calculus as a junior, and to earn college credit. Andrew earned twelve varsity letters during high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball for four years, and serving as captain for each of the teams as a senior. He has participated in, and been a leader for, many extra-curricular activities, including community and church-related service projects. This past winter, he noticed an elderly gentleman struggling with snow removal, and stopped and offered assistance. Following this first encounter, Andrew returned to shovel the gentleman’s driveway and sidewalk for the entire winter, and moreover, took time to talk with him and became a friend. Andrew is an exceptional young man, and his scholarship, initiative, and integrity truly reflect the attributes of a William Wiersma Scholar. We congratulate him on all of his achievements and will be following his progress as he continues at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.


Update from Andrew:

June 2019
 
We are pleased to report that Andrew is now attending Madison College and will graduate next year with a major in surveying and engineering.


June 2016
 
Having now completed my first semester of college, I am so grateful for the choice to attend school and select UW Wisconsin Platteville. Mechanical Engineering is still my future major at UWP, and I am currently enrolled in General Engineering as required until my Sophomore year. My first semester has been very enjoyable in class and also in extracurricular activities. During the fall, I joined multiple clubs; Inter-varsity, college church group; the Sportsman Club, outdoor activities (trap shooting); intramural sports, basketball, softball, and racquetball. Not only did I participate in intramural sports, but I have also had the opportunity to officiate intramural basketball as well.
My first semester in the classroom was filled with challenging classes. Freshman English, Calculus I, Chemistry for Engineers, Fitness Assessment, Engineering Success Skills, and Basketball. I truly feel that college is a perfect fit for me and I look forward to the next 3.5-years of schooling.