New Castle Career Center Student Wyatt Brewster Wins Lilly Scholarship

In recognition of his academic dedication and achievements, Wyatt Brewster, a student at the Career Center and senior at New Castle High School, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. This scholarship offers financial support, covering full tuition, mandatory fees, and a designated allocation for books and equipment throughout his four-year college education. Five other area students were finalists for the scholarship. Three were also Career Center students.  This opportunity will greatly assist Wyatt in pursuing his higher education goals.

At the Career Center, Wyatt is an active participant in the Supply Chain and Logistics program. Inspired by discussions with the Career Center instructors and others, his passion for business drove him to join this program. Wyatt’s knowledge has grown significantly through the business courses provided by the program. In this program, students acquire expertise in logistic management, supply chain strategy, planning and design, customer service, purchasing, forecasting, warehouse management, and transportation systems. The program allows students to earn 18 business college credits in one school year and is taught at Ivy Tech by Ivy Tech faculty.  In the second year, students can participate in work-based learning opportunities to gain practical experience. Wyatt took this opportunity to gain an internship at a local company.

Wyatt’s Internship Experience at Crown Equipment Corporation

Wyatt’s internship is at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Castle. He is learning about inventory and materials handling while working alongside supply chain managers with expertise in manufacturing planning.

“At Crown, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting talented and motivated professionals in the manufacturing world. The sheer knowledge we have in our community is pretty impressive,” Wyatt noted. “Crown has helped foster my curiosity and has been awesome to intern for. I look forward to my future with Crown Equipment Corporation.”

He thanked Shelly York, Forrest Plank, and Charlie Morgan,  at Crown for facilitating his internship. He emphasizes that his time at Crown has been positive and significantly enhanced the value of his education.

A Journey For The Future

After graduating from New Castle High School, Wyatt plans to work before starting his freshman year at DePauw University in Greencastle, where he will major in finance. At DePauw, Wyatt’s academic achievements have earned him recognition as a Lilly Scholar, Honorary Rector Scholar, and Management Fellows (Business Honors Program) member.

However, Wyatt’s aspirations extend beyond a finance degree. He intends to pursue additional education to become a licensed Realtor and further his studies in insurance to obtain an Indiana insurance license. This multifaceted approach is a launchpad for exploring various business fields and discovering his true passion. In the coming years, Wyatt will embark on a journey of exploration, seeking a career that resonates with his interests and goals. With a solid academic foundation and a clear vision for his future, Wyatt is poised to thrive in the business world.

Career Center Education And Impact

“I see my education through the Career Center as a blessing to my higher education journey and a valuable insight for me to help support a more innovative educational experience,” Wyatt shared, “The Career Center has laid out the framework where I’m gaining an education and work-based learning not available to many students across the state.”

Wyatt extends his gratitude to Career Center Director Mackenzie Jackson and Career Counselor April Williams for their support and leadership. He also acknowledges the flexibility and encouragement the teachers at New Castle High School provide. Wyatt’s humble attitude and unwavering commitment to professional standards are paving the way for a successful future, and we eagerly anticipate his continued growth and achievements!