Seymour High School Student Presented with Brian LaViolette Scholarship

Green Bay, Wis. (April 28, 2022) – Brittany Voight, a senior at  Seymour High School, was presented with the Brian LaViolette Scholarship. The scholarship is a $10,000 award designed to offer a student, who has the inspiration to succeed, the financial backing to help make higher education possible. Voight was surprised with the award at school on Thursday, April 28, 2022. 

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship recognizes a student who has shown exemplary achievement throughout their high school career. The recipients are students who have a thirst for knowledge, the ability to be a team player, and the desire to be a future leader—all aspects of life that were important to Brian LaViolette while he was growing up and attending school in De Pere.    

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship was established by the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation to keep a promise made to Brian after he passed away at 15 years old in a swimming accident. Brian’s family promised “that in his name and memory, we would accomplish great things”. Thanks to the support of thousands, that promise has been kept by having an impact and spreading inspiration to the students who receive the scholarship.   

The 2022 recipient, Brittany Voight, plans to continue her education at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where she will pursue her degree in nursing. She eventually wants to specialize in neonatal or pediatric intensive care in a clinic or hospital setting. Voight has gained valuable on-the-job experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Bellin Hospital for the past two years while participating in the Youth Apprenticeship program sponsored by the Greater Green Bay Chamber. "I believe achieving what is thought of as impossible is one of my many strengths," says Voight. 

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has partnered with Partners in Education, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, for the past 16 years. On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the LaViolette family and the Greater Green Bay Chamber proudly awarded one of the 57 annual scholarships provided by the foundation. Since its establishment in 1992, the Foundation is proud to announce that over 1,000 scholarships have been awarded to a deserving college-bound student in Northeastern Wisconsin and beyond. To learn more about the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation, visit   

Partners in Education, coordinated by the Greater Green Bay Chamber, convenes leaders from businesses, post-secondary and K-12 institutions, and community organizations to ensure learners attain knowledge, skills, and values to be successful in their personal, professional, and community lives. The mission is to be the lead organization for identifying, developing, and supporting education and business partnerships within Greater Green Bay to help all learners prepare for productive community life and strengthen the economic vitality of the region.  

Established in 1882, the mission of the Greater Green Bay Chamber is to strengthen member businesses, enhance economic and workforce development, and improve the quality of life in our community and region. For more information, call 920.593.3400 or visit 

Topics: Talent and Education