49 outstanding public school students awarded 2022 MEA Scholarship

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Education Association today announced the recipients of the 2022 MEA Scholarships, honoring exemplary public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan university next fall.

Among the 426 applications submitted for scholarship awards this year, the MEA Scholarship Fund Trustees chose 22 new award recipients who will each receive $1,600. In addition, 27 repeat winners who are already enrolled in college will receive $800 each.

Since 1997, the MEA Scholarship Fund has awarded 748 scholarships totaling $810,590 to graduates of Michigan public high schools.

To be eligible for the MEA Scholarship, applicants must be a dependent of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing. The general criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities as well as school and community service.

The MEA Scholarship Fund is financed through voluntary contributions of members, staff and friends of the Michigan Education Association.

This year’s winners include (in alphabetical order by last name):

22 New Winners – $1,600 each

  • Kendall Bailey from Johannesburg-Lewiston High School (Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools)
  • Valerie Caldwell from Anchor Bay High School (Anchor Bay School District)
  • Sophia Carlson attending University of Michigan from Belding High School (Belding Area Schools)
  • Emma Daum from Big Rapids High School (Big Rapids Public Schools)
  • Jillian Klaver from Owosso High School (Owosso Public Schools)
  • William Klucevek from Novi High School (Novi Community School District)
  • Brandon Macher from Pentwater High School (Pentwater Public Schools)
  • Jack Matrella from A.D. Johnston High School (Bessemer Area School District)
  • Benjamin Maurice from Berkley High School (Berkley School District)
  • Rosalia Miller from Dakota High School (Chippewa Valley Schools)
  • John Olszak from Avondale High School (Avondale School District)
  • Olivia Raymond from Trenton High School (Trenton Public Schools)
  • Daniel Reynolds from Gaylord High School (Gaylord Community Schools)
  • Cole Robinson from Bellaire High School (Bellaire Public Schools)
  • Lauryn Short from Ionia High School (Ionia Public Schools)
  • Dorothy Simon from Huron High School (Ann Arbor Public Schools)
  • Connor Sobecki from Brandywine High School (Brandywine Community Schools)
  • Mara Sorensen from Negaunee High School (Negaunee Public Schools)
  • Aiden Swanson from Marquette High School (Marquette Area Public Schools)
  • Jacquelyne Thompson from Anchor Bay High School (Anchor Bay School District)
  • Lucia Turrini from Grosse Pointe North High School (Grosse Pointe Public Schools)
  • Annika Zaar from Northville High School (Northville Public Schools)

27 Repeat Winners – $800 each

  • Ryan Atkinson attending Michigan State University from Dundee High School (Dundee Community Schools)
  • Gabriel Bass attending University of Michigan from Whitehall High School (Whitehall District Schools)
  • Gregory Brown attending Michigan State University from Grand Haven High School (Grand Haven Area Public Schools)
  • Braeden Burger attending University of Michigan from Clio High School (Clio Area School District)
  • Corbin Fleming-Dittenber attending University of Michigan from Midland High School (Midland Public Schools)
  • Caroline Grin attending University of Michigan from East Grand Rapids High School (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)
  • Riley Hohlbein attending Grand Valley State University from Shepherd High School (Shepherd Public Schools)
  • Kathleen Hummer attending Michigan State University from Byron Center High School (Byron Center Public Schools)
  • Taylor Jancsi attending Grand Valley State University from Gwinn High School (Gwinn Area Community Schools)
  • Connor Johnson attending Central Michigan University from Gwinn High School (Gwinn Area Community Schools)
  • Bayleigh Kamm attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College from Portage Northern High School (Portage Public Schools)
  • Megan Lasceski attending Central Michigan University from St. Johns High School (St. Johns Public Schools)
  • Katie Lazarz attending Michigan State University from Freeland High School (Freeland Community Schools)
  • Sydney Masters attending Michigan State University from Saline High School (Saline Area Schools)
  • Amanda Morello attending University of Michigan from Royal Oak High School (Royal Oak Schools)
  • Alexander Netzley attending University of Michigan from Cadillac Senior High School (Cadillac Area Public Schools)
  • Braden Nordbeck attending University of Michigan from Benjamin Franklin High School (Livonia Public Schools)
  • Audry Rakozy attending University of Michigan from Grosse Pointe North High School (Grosse Pointe Public Schools)
  • Lars Samuel attending Michigan State University from Lakeshore High School (Lakeshore Public Schools)
  • Jacob Sanderson attending Oakland University from Sandusky High School (Sandusky Community Schools)
  • Kendall Smith attending Lake Superior State University from Reeths-Puffer High School (Reeths-Puffer Public Schools)
  • Maxwell Stange attending Michigan Technological University from Cadillac High School (Cadillac Area Public Schools)
  • Elizabeth Tolrud attending University of Michigan from Owosso High School (Owosso Public Schools)
  • Kelsie Wezeman attending Grand Valley State University from Coopersville High School (Coopersville Public Schools)
  • Audrey Wong attending University of Michigan from Troy High School (Troy School District)
  • Seth Woodbury attending University of Michigan from Williamston High School (Williamston Community Schools)
  • Carlee Yon attending Northern Michigan University from Wakefield-Marenisco High School (Wakefield-Marenisco School District)

 

 

 

 

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