RANDOM LAKE — Random Lake High School senior Devon Kaat was awarded the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship recognizing his character, drive, aspirations and the ability to lead.
On May 3rd, Random Lake High School celebrated it’s annual scholarship banquet at 5 Pillars restaurant. Over 60 scholarships were presented to deserving seniors over the course of the evening.
Kaat, was surprised by an special, Herbert Kohler Jr., bestowing a special award. Kaat was the recipient of the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship. The HVK is awarded to only one individual in Sheboygan County each year. The HVK scholarship is given to a nominated individual who has shown outstanding leadership. Recipients show ambition and maturity and the desire to use their talents to make a difference in the world.
“This whole experience is mind-blowing, to see my work throughout high school pay off this way!” said Kaat. “I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity.”
Kaat was awarded $40,000 over the course of four years to attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He will be majoring in Forensic Psychology and intends to work with a federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI or DEA. He hopes to specialize in the analysis of violent crimes.
The last Random Lake student to be awarded the HVK scholarship was John Schueller in 1973. Scheuller is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He was awarded Random Lake High School’s first Alumni award in 2016.