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Scholarships awarded to area eighth graders

MT. PLEASANT — Area eighth graders received Junior High Honors Achievement Scholarships from Mid Michigan Community College on May 8. The awards were distributed at a luncheon held on MMCC’s Mt. Pleasant Campus.

The college awarded 22 scholarships to students throughout Isabella, Mecosta, and Gratiot counties. Many parents and school counselors also attended the luncheon to support the students.

Scholarship recipients were nominated by their school counselors. Each has a history of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The $250 scholarships can be used on tuition or books for academic classes at MMCC.

“We love recognizing the achievements of these spectacular 8th graders,” said Julie Fortino, MMCC Admissions Representative. “It reminds us that there are extraordinary talents in our local communities, and it reassures us that the future will be in capable hands.”

Isabella, Mecosta, and Gratiot County junior high scholarship recipients:

Front Row (L to R): Anna Rose, Shepherd; Hannah Noack, St. Louis; Kensington Garvey, Montabella
2nd Row: Rachel Hauck, Sacred Heart; Trevin Gavenda, Ashley; Aleigha Yerks, St. Louis; Ginger Frebes, Chippewa Hills; Hannah Steffke, Beal City
3rd Row: Kurstin Kalisek, Ithaca; Korbin Kovac, Alma; Kolton Kovac, Alma; Tiana Gilli, Mt. Pleasant; Mara Schafer, Chippewa Hills; Jackson Reetz, Sacred Heart; Hunter O’Brien. Shepherd
4th Row: Emily Reeves, Ithaca; Michael Rochmer, Mt. Pleasant; Zachary Kremer, Ashley; Gage Siler, Breckenridge; Apollo Schafer, Beal City; Dakota Colthorp, Breckenridge; Nickolas Stratton, Montabella
Courtesy photo.

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