Scholarships presented to area students

 

Area students recently received scholarships. Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce, Jennifer Newland is the recipient to receive the Robert Kenneth & Janette Grace Knight Scholarship.

Jennifer is the daughter of Gary and Kerri Newland of Marlette. Next fall, she will be attending Saginaw Valley State University to pursue a degree in Professional Business Accountancy. Throughout high school, Jennifer has received classroom awards in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, World History, AP United States History, Foods & Nutrition, English 9, English 10, Honors English 11, Technology I, Technology II, Accounting, Personal Finance, Yearbook, Ferris State University’s English 150, earned three varsity letters for soccer and cross country, been named a Scholar Athlete, and been named academic-All Conference. Jennifer has served as class President for five years, Youth Advisory Council Secretary for three years, National Honor Society President and Vice President, Business Professionals of America chapter President, captain of the cross country team, captain of the JV volleyball team, student correspondent for the Tribune, Recorder, Leader, Marlette’s Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen, yearbook editor, math academic games team captain, been a member of the band, art club, and engineering club, as well as placed in the top 10 in the state for Business Professionals of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.

The Robert Kenneth & Janette Grace Knight Estate left the Marlette Community Schools a very generous gift to provide scholarship grants to deserving graduates of Marlette High School who desire to further their education. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knight will be remembered for their concern for the future of the youth of Marlette.

This scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF). For more information on scholarship opportunities through the SCCF, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce, Jennifer Rogers is the recipient of the Fred Kalis Athletic Scholarship.

Jennifer is the daughter of Don and Amy Rogers of Bad Axe. This fall Jennifer plans to attend Western Michigan University to major in music education. She was a member of the high school marching band, being the Drum Major for three years, the jazz band, pep band, and concert band, as well as the high school choir. Jennifer was a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council, and the president of the Interact Club. She played basketball and softball, as well as being the volleyball manager. She has been a participant in the drama program for nine years.

The Fred Kalis Athletic Scholarship was established in 2014 in his memory. Mr. Kalis was a long-time Thrivent Financial representative in the Bad Axe area, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. The $500 Fred Kalis Athletic Scholarship will be awarded annually to one Bad Axe High School graduating senior.

“Fred was a strong Christian man who happened to resemble Santa Claus!” shares Bill Sarkella, Kalis’ friend and business partner, and Co-Chairperson of the SCCF. “He was active in the community as a mentor, teacher, youth leader, mayor, and church board member.” Sarkella continues, “He was often referred to as simply “the coach”, because he coached nearly every high school sport in Bad Axe”.

“Fred’s influence extended far beyond the borders of Bad Axe,” reports Sarkella. “With this scholarship, his influence will extend far into the future as well. We are so happy to honor Fred’s memory in this way!” This scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF). For more information on scholarship opportunities through the SCCF, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

  • – The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipients of the Kent and Lucille Freeland Scholarship are Lauren Barbarich and Rylie Kolakovich.

Lauren is a pre-doctoral student that just graduated from the Croswell-Lexington High School and St. Clair County Community College with an Associate’s degree in science, arts, and general education. Lauren was able to do this through CL5, a program offered at the Croswell-Lexington High School. CL5 allows eligible students to start dual enrollment their junior year and graduate with an associate’s degree for free if they stay back for a fifth year the community college. Stepping up to the college level at such a young age was very challenging, but Lauren was able to graduate at the top of her class as a senior scholar at the high school and with summa cum laude honors at the pre-med Bachelor’s in biology. Lauren has the all-time goal of becoming a sports physician because it combines something that she is passionate about, sports, with something that will challenge her to make the most of her abilities. During high school, she was a four-year varsity athlete on all three of the sports she competed in: cross-country, powerlifting, and soccer. Lauren also had the honor of being captain her senior year for cross-country and soccer and both her junior and senior years for powerlifting. Since she was still back at home during the school at the community college completing CL5, she was able to volunteer her time to come back and help coach all of these sports. Rylie Kolakovich, graduate of Croswell-Lexington High School. She will be attending Oakland University this fall in their honors college and will earn a degree in BIoMedical Sciences.

During high school, Rylie participated in three sports; cross-country, powerlifting, and track. Before high school, Rylie had been a gymnast for eleven years. Aside from sports, she participated in National Honors Society each year as well as SADD and Conservation Club. Rylie is the daughter of Robert and Marcie Kolakovich.

The Kent and Lucille Freeland Scholarship Fund was established in 2016, and has been established for Croswell-Lexington High School graduates who have attained a minimum of a C average in their four years of high school and are in need of financial assistance to attend the accredited college, university, or trade school of their choice. Preference for one scholarship is to go to a graduate planning to major or significantly study physics and one scholarship to a graduate planning to study chemistry. Mr. Freeland was a long-time dedicated teacher of physics and chemistry at Croswell-Lexington High School. He attended numerous National Science Foundation Seminars to provide his students with exciting and current science and technology. He inspired his students with a positive, respectful, and fun-learning environment.

This scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF). For more information on scholarship opportunities through the Sanilac County Community Foundation, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

  • – The Sanilac County Community Foundation announces that Alexandra Herrington and Lillian Lentz, graduates of Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School have been selected as the 2018 recipients of the Eleanor M. Bowman Scholarship Fund.

Alexandra is the daughter of Louis Herrington III and Michelle & Matt Warren. She has been a member of the Science Academic Team, National Honor Society, for which she is the current Treasurer. She has been a member of the CPS Marching Band and Concert Band all 4 years, participating in Solo & Ensemble every year. She was selected to perform in the Sanilac County Honor Band her Junior and Senior year, Albion Honor Band her senior year and U of M, Flint Honor Band her sophomore, junior and senior years. Alexandra has received class awards in Math, Science, and History. She has been on the Honor Roll all four years, received an award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (maintaining a GPA of 3.5-4.0), and Outstanding Attendance. She has been a showman of Sanilac County’s 4-H program with the llama and alpaca group and also showed dog and cat. This fall Alexandra plans to attend U of M, Flint to pursue a bachelors degree in Biology and pursue her career in Zoology.

Lillian is the daughter of Jeffrey Lentz and Lori Lentz. She was named a senior scholar from CPS High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the CPS Volleyball and Equestrian Teams. She plans to attend Baker College of Clinton Township this fall to pursue an associates degree in Dental Hygiene.

Eligible applicants for the Eleanor M. Bowman scholarship must be graduating seniors of Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School who are in need of financial assistance to attend college in the field of music or music education. If there are no graduating students entering the field of music or music education, the scholarship may then be given to a graduating student(s) with need of financial assistance.

For more information on scholarship opportunities through the Sanilac County Community Foundation, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

  • – The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s 2018 Sandusky High School graduates, Cassidy Albrecht, Courtnie Rayl, Benjamin Jones and Joshua Robinson as the recipients of the David W. and Judith A. Albrecht Scholarship.

Cassidy was involved in National Honor Society which required 12 hours of community service per semester. She played a big role in bringint the Moving Vietnam Wall to the Sanilac County Courthouse and helped with the Flags of Remembrance Project. She helped with Highway Clean-Up, McKenzie Pink Out for Breast Cancer Run, Walk for Warmth, Relay for Life, and many other activities to help the community. She took dual enrollment classes and took a Health Occupations class at the Sanilac Career Center. Cassidy graduated as GTC All Conference Scholar Athlete, was on the honor roll, Academic Excellence all four years and received Summa Cum Laude. She plans to attend Central Michigan University this fall. Cassidy is the daughter of Jim and Sandra Albrecht.

Courtnie participated in volleyball and basketball. Other activities that Courtnie is involved in are the Giving Closet, Shop with a Hero, and Senior Citizen Prom. She was also nominated for Sweetheart Court her senior year. Courtnie works at Bob & Jamie’s and is also a camp counselor at Bay Shore Camp. Courtnie’s favorite extracurricular activity is camping with her family. Courtnie is the daughter of Kevin and Wendi Rayl.

Ben played basketball, golf, and tennis in high school. He was also the drum major of the band and was also a member of the National Honor Society. Ben plans to attend Oakland University this fall to study mechanical engineering. Ben is the son of Brian and Ann Jones.

Joshua participated in numerous community involvement activities, such as: The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall Project, The Sanilac County Flags of Remembrance Project, The Diamond Trail Park Project, Food 4 Friends, Red Cross, et cetera. He also sat on the Youth Advisory Council executive board, as well as, was President of the Sandusky National Honor Society and Key Club. He took a large role in the newly formed SHS Robotics team as lead programmer and driver. Throughout his career he has helped and participated with multiple school functions, featuring SHS Drama and Band. Joshua will be attending Oakland University this fall to pursue a degree in Operations Management with a specialization in Project Management. Joshua is the son of Dave and Michele Robinson.

Dave Albrecht, a 1966 graduate of SHS, was a successful businessman for over 30 years, a community volunteer, active in his church, very involved with his family, and a loyal Redskin fan. Judy was a long time teacher in Sandusky and still remains involved in the community. This scholarship was established in Dave’s memory to annually assist graduating seniors from SHS. Those selected exemplify the characteristics of leadership, community service and school spirit while planning to further their education.

This scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation. For more information on scholarship opportunities through the SCCF, contact the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

  • – The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Jackson Lincoln is one of the 2018 Esther M. Cuppen Scholarship recipients.

Jackson Lincoln, a 2018 graduate of Croswell-Lexington High School plans to attend Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan this fall to major in English / Secondary Education and receive a high school teaching degree. He will also be on the Men’s Varsity Track and Field team at Cornerstone. During high school, Jackson participated in football all four years and ran track his Junior and Senior year. He was the captain of both the varsity track and football teams his senior year. Jackson is the son of Amy Schmidt and Jeff Lincoln, both of Lexington.

Eligible applicants for the annual scholarship must be graduating seniors of Croswell-Lexington High School and/or Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School who are in need of financial assistance to attend college in the field of education or related field.

For more information on scholarship opportunities through the Sanilac County Community Foundation, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

  • – The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Thorley Family Scholarship is Jackson Lincoln.

Jackson Lincoln, a 2018 graduate of Croswell-Lexington High School plans to attend Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan this fall to major in English / Secondary Education and receive a high school teaching degree. He will also be on the Men’s Varsity Track and Field team at Cornerstone. During high school, Jackson participated in football all four years and ran track his Junior and Senior year. He was the captain of both the varsity rack and football teams his senior year. Jackson is the son of Amy Schmidt and Jeff Lincoln, both of Lexington.

The Thorley Family Scholarship was established as part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Challenge in 1996, and is available to an eligible graduate of Croswell-Lexington High School with proven excellence in academic and extra-curricular areas and planning to attend a college/university/trade school to pursue an education in education and/or business finance.

The Thorley Family Scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF). For more information on scholarship opportunities through the SCCF, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

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