Lydia graduated from Zeeland West High School and was nominated for a Promise Scholarship by her counselor.

Lydia attends Grand Valley State University and plans to pursue a major in biology and a minor in Spanish. She hopes to become an obstetrician-gynecologist because, “above all, I intend to be educated on how to improve the lives of fellow human beings.”

Lydia has always dreamed of a college education and is academically driven. She has enjoyed the support of her nuclear and extended family.

“By far, however, my great-grandpa has always encouraged me the most to work hard to obtain a higher education. Even today, he reminds me that there is always more work to be done and even more things to learn.”

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