2017 Scholarship Awards

2017  Scholarship Awards – $20,500

The Aino S. Hill Scholarship is awarded in memory of a Music Teacher from Baraga County, Aino Hill, whom through her passion for Music had made a profound impact on lives in our community.  This year’s award went to two students:  Participating in both the Concert and Marching Bands of L’Anse Area Schools, a National Honor Society Member and attending Ojibwa Community College while enrolled in L’Anse High School, known for their fearless leadership and ability to stand against social injustices without compromise, effecting social change, a Volunteer of numerous organizations, entering Northern Michigan University in the study of Surgical Technology with a GPA of 3.6, Brook Thomas received the first award!  Participating in Solo & Ensemble and L’Anse High School Band, a National Honor Society Member and Chapter Vice President, Yearbook Editor, Drama Club Member, and student teacher at their local church, with a passion for books, know as poised, positive, determined and mature, recognized as an outstanding role model, entering Michigan Technological University in the study of Business Management with a GPA of 3.7, the second award went to Caitlyn Menge.

The Ina McClintock Been Olof Been Scholarship is awarded in memory of the parents of Catherine Been Hanson for their contributions to the community of Skanee. Awarded to a student who exhibits unusual traits of genius, and is awarded this year to two students: Possessing confidence, pleasant, courteous, and discreet, Honor Society Member with a lover for children, entering Michigan State University with a GPA of 3.8 for the study of Elementary Mathematics Education, the first award went to Kerstyn Clisch. The second award went to a student involved in leadership in numerous County and State political committees and positions, serving as President of the local chapter of the National Honor Society, and known as a leader in the community, attending Lansing Community College for the study of Political Science with a GPA of 3.9, Jake Putala.

The Catherine Van Erp Scholarship is awarded to female students entering the fields of Math, Science, or Engineering. This year’s award went to a student who known for their superior academic abilities, excellent social communication skills, ability to create cohesive social working group environments, self-motivated, goal oriented, and fearless, with a variety of community services and Honors Award recipient in all consecutive years of High School, attending Michigan State University for the study of Chemistry and Molecular Biology with a GPA of 3.8, Shay Ekdahl.

The Elizabeth Moyer Shelden Scholarship was established in memory of an outstanding Educator in Baraga County whose passion for Teaching left an indelible mark on many lives. This year’s award will be disbursed between three students who fulfill the Scholarship requirements: Known for their initiative in handling major responsibility , the complexities of administrating human interactive relationships, National Honor Society Member, positive, professional, community role model and leader with a passion for sports and for children, attending Bay de Noc Community College with a GPA of 3.6 in the study of Early Childhood Care and Education, Justice Kinnuen. Possessing confidence, pleasant, courteous, and discreet, Honor Society Member with a lover for children, entering Michigan State University with a GPA of 3.8 for the study of Elementary Mathematics Education, the second award went to Kerstyn Clisch. Known for their superior academic abilities and attending Ojibwa Community College while enrolled in L’Anse High School while maintaining a 4.0 and 3.5 GPA respectively, volunteer of numerous organizations and excelling in reading, science, leadership, organizational, drawing, painting and writing skills, entering Northland College for the study of Fisheries Wildlife Ecology, the third award went to Emma Elizabeth Ostermeyer.

The Mello & Ann Supanich Fish Scholarship was established to provide consecutive scholarships for Junior/Senior college year attendance to students majoring in nursing, teaching/education, or political science, while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or greater. This year’s award went to two students: The first award went to a student with numerous volunteer activity, including environmental firefighting certifications, sports, science summer youth engagement programs, National Honor Society, preliminary National Guard training, and Student of the Year Awards. Entering Northern Michigan University for the study of Criminal Justice with a GPA of 3.7, Darla Mensch. The second award went to a student involved in leadership in numerous County and State political committees and positions, serving as President of the local chapter of the National Honor Society, and known as a leader in the community, attending Lansing Community College for the study of Political Science with a GPA of 3.9, Jake Putala. The third award went to a student excelling in both Music and Drama and volunteer community projects, striving for excellence and known for their honesty and respectability, President of the local chapter of the National Honor Society, noted for great leadership qualities and excelling in the Health Field, attending Bellin College for the study of Radiologic Sciences with a GPA of 3.9, Laura Gransell. The fourth award goes to a student active in the Aura Jamboree, local church group, exhibiting strong leadership skills and qualities, National Honor Society Member, diligent, dedicated, and State Conference Health Occupations Student of America qualifier, top three of the Medical Reading Event, attending Finlandia University for the study of Physical Therapy Assistant with a GPA of 3.8, Carolyn Schwartz.

The L’Anse Achievement Award was established to provide three annual scholarship awards to recognize L’Anse Area School Graduates exhibiting outstanding citizenship, caring attitude, academic achievement and post-high school goals, entering fields of engineering, medical and vocational/craftsman studies. This years awards went to: The Engineering Scholarship to a student showing great concern about the misuse and allocation of natural resources, known for their personal motivation, intelligence, diligent work ethic, planning research and development of methods more efficient and renewable in energy use, attending Michigan Technological University for the study of Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.2, Brian Fedie.  The Medical Scholarship Award to a student who is an advocate of personal health issues that affect individual ability to function comfortably in society, known for their personal determination and perseverance, pursuing education enabling them to teach others to overcome the challenges that they have personally endured, entering Michigan Technological University for the study of Pre-Medicine with a GPA of 3.8, Grayson Roe.  The Vocational/Craftsman Scholarship Award to a student participating in both the Concert and Marching Bands of L’Anse Area Schools, a National Honor Society Member and attending Ojibwa Community College while enrolled in L’Anse High School, known for their fearless leadership and ability to stand against social injustices without compromise, effecting social change, a Volunteer of numerous organizations, entering Northern Michigan University in the study of Surgical Technology with a GPA of 3.6, Brook Thomas

 

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