2020 Scholarship Award Winners

Amy Elizabeth Kelbel Scholarship ($1,500)

Taylor Beigle, Petoskey High School – During high school, Taylor participated in basketball, theater and the Madrigals Choir. She gave her time and talents to a number of volunteer activities, including her church youth group, The Petoskey High School Cheetos Club, Women’s Resource Center, Manna Food Project and many others.  In 2018 she had the opportunity to take a mission trip to Egypt which helped frame her vision for the future. Taylor plans to attend Cedarville University to study architecture. 

Anna Funk Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Annmarie Puzio, Harbor Springs High School – Annmarie was involved in a variety of activities giving back to her school community, including Harbor Springs Key Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteering with producing the elementary musicals, and performing in the high school musicals. In the community, she was active in her church choir and youth group, and community theater productions. Annmarie maintained a 3.94 GPA and plans to attend Aquinas College in the fall.

Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarships
($2,000 each, Petoskey/Harbor Springs Schools and four-year college or university)

Riley Schornak, Petoskey High School – Riley was an exceptional student in high school and was active in many activities, including Petoskey bands, orchestra, Key Club, French Club and serving as a mentor to incoming freshmen. Riley will be attending Brown University in the fall and intends to study comparative literature.

 

Madeline Frey, Petoskey High School – Madeline has overcome many personal challenges through her young life, and is excited to continue her education at Michigan State University in the Honors College Impact Program. As part of this program, she will begin her college career in service to the greater Lansing community. During high school Madeline participated in Petoskey Band, tennis, Madrigal Singers, horseback riding and as part of her church youth group.

Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarships
($1,500 each, Alanson/Pellston and Community College)

Gregory Erwin, Alanson High School – Gregory plans to attend North Central Michigan College for two years before transferring to Lake Superior State University. He hopes to obtain a Bachelor of applied Science and work as a computer support specialist. During high school he was involved with FFA and used his technology skills to serve as a sound engineer for his church youth group.         

                                      

Morgan Ketvertis, Pellston High School – Morgan has long dreamed of going to college and has chosen Grand Rapids Community College to start her college experience to save money. She plans to pursue an associate’s degree in psychology and transferring to Grand Valley State University or Eastern Michigan University to pursue a bachelor degree and possibly a master’s degree.

 

Barry Potter/HOPE Scholarship ($1,000)

Courtney Davis, Pellston High School – During high school, Courtney was a member of National Honor Society, and served as a member of student council and as a class officer. She participated in cheerleading and several volunteer opportunities including peer tutoring. Courtney plans to attend Central Michigan University to study elementary education.

Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship ($1,000)

Clare Simard, Petoskey High School – Clare has been enrolled in the Early College Program, attending classes at both Petoskey High School and North Central Michigan College. During high school Clare was involved in a number of activities including the Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, SAFE in Northern Michigan, Petoskey Bands, and her church youth group. Clare is a natural leader and plans to pursue a degree in social work.

 

Café Society Educational Scholarship ($1,000)

Laney Whitcomb, Petoskey High School – Laney has worked for several years at North Perk Coffee as both a barista and media manager. Throughout high school she was involved in many sports and clubs including helping to found an astronomy club and a forensics club. Laney plans to attend Northern Michigan University to study biology/ecology.

C.W. McClellan Scholarship ($1,000)

Makayla Gillette, Harbor Springs High School – Makayla was an exceptional student and involved herself in a variety of activities from Michigan Youth in Government and Robotics to volunteering for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Academy and being the first student to serve on the Harbor Springs Planning Commission. Makayla’s fascination with government has led her to pursue a career in government. After completing her undergraduate degree Makayla anticipates attending law school or a graduate program to make her dreams of working in government come true. 

Harbor Springs Opportunity Scholarship ($1,000)

David Harrell, Harbor Springs High School – David was an exceptional student, graduating with a 4.0 and was named one of Harbor Springs High School’s valedictorians. David participated in marching, jazz and concert band, National Honor Society, and played football, basketball and track. David plans to attend the University of Michigan to study computer science.

Homebuilders Association of Northern Michigan Scholarship ($1,000)

Isabella DeBord, Harbor Springs High School – Growing up, Isabella was surrounded by contractors, plumbers and electricians. Because of her experience learning from her dad, Isabella gained an interest in helping merge the worlds of designers and contractors to be more collaborative. She now plans to study interior architecture at Central Michigan University.

 

James and Carolyn Cloutier Scholarship ($1,000)

Dean Cameron, Harbor Springs High School – During high school Dean participated in soccer, football, track and field – where he served as captain, and baseball. In addition, he was president of the robotics club and a member of the Harbor Springs Investment Club. He graduated high school with 26 college credits maintaining a grueling schedule on top of his busy sports schedule. Dean plans to attend Eastern Michigan University Honor’s College to pursue a degree in business.

Janet and Richard Gorman Scholarship ($1,000)

Elyse McLintock, Petoskey High School – Elyse was an exceptional student, graduating with a 3.99 GPA. She involved herself in many clubs and activities during high school, including serving as the “Kindness Intern” for the Petoskey High School Cheetos Club, a club formed in memory of a fellow student that aims to promote kindness between students. Elyse plans to attend the University of Michigan in the fall.

Jennifer A. Kullik Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)

Gus Baldwin, Petoskey High School – Gus is an exceptional student, graduating with a 3.95 GPA while participating in a number of sports and activities. In addition he volunteered his time at Hiland Cottage working with end of life patients. Gus will attend Hope College in the fall continuing his football career. In his essay, Gus noted that the key to a happy life is a strong bond with the ones you love.

Kiwanis of Harbor Springs Scholarship ($1,000 each)

Isabella DeBord, Harbor Springs High School – Growing up, Isabella was surrounded by contractors, plumbers and electricians. Because of her experience learning from her dad, Isabella gained an interest in helping merge the worlds of designers and contractors to be more collaborative. She now plans to study interior architecture at Central Michigan University.

 

Bobbie Firman, Harbor Springs High School — Bobbie plans to attend Grand Valley State University to study sports medicine, which will allow her to merge her love of sports and desire to help people. During high school Bobbie participated in a number of sports including basketball, softball and volleyball. She was a volunteer with Key Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as volunteering at Perry Farm Village. She also enjoys dance and performed in high school musicals and at the Young Americans Summer Camp. 

 

Makayla Gillette, Harbor Springs High School – Makayla was an exceptional student and involved herself in a variety of activities from Michigan Youth in Government and Robotics to volunteering for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Academy and being the first student to serve on the Harbor Springs Planning Commission. Makayla’s fascination with government has led her to pursue a career in government. After completing her undergraduate degree Makayla anticipates attending law school or a graduate program to make her dreams of working in government come true. 

Francis Kelbel, Harbor Springs High School – Francis was a standout student-athlete, leading her school on the ski hill and soccer field. She was also active in band and jazz band, National Honor Society and Key Club. Her busy extracurricular schedule didn’t get in the way of her studies, and she graduated with a 3.95 GPA. Francis plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall.

 

Madelaine McShannock, Harbor Springs High School – Madelaine plans to attend Alma College where she will continue her soccer career and pursue a degree in elementary education. An exceptional student-athlete, Madelaine graduated with a 4.0 and was one of her school’s valedictorians. She was also active in student council, National Honor Society, SAFE in Northern Michigan and Key Club.

 

Jonathan Rockwell, Harbor Springs High School – Jonathan plans to attend Michigan State University to study secondary education with a focus on math and biology. During high school he was active in theatre, band and track as well as student council and Michigan Youth in Government.

 

 

Katelyn Sterly, Harbor Springs High School – Katelyn will attend North Central Michigan College in the fall to study nursing. She chose nursing because she loves helping people and loves the healing process. During high school she volunteered at Bay Bluffs Medical Facility to gain experience

Meaghan Wells, Harbor Springs High School – Meaghan plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. During high school, Meaghan participated in band, cross country, basketball, and track and field. She was active in Key Club and National Honor Society and was named one of her school’s valedictorians.

 

 

First Tee Scholarship ($1,000 each)

Brynn Werner, Petoskey High School – Brynn plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall. She has been a coach at the First Tee for several years, and served as the team captain of her golf team last year. In addition to golf, Brynn was active in marching band and Steel Drum Band and was a member of National Honor Society.

 

 

Mackenzie Gillette, Harbor Springs High School — Mackenzie will attend Albion College in the fall and plans to study pre-law/political science. An exceptional schoar-athlete, Mackenzie graduated with a 3.97 GPA. She was a member of the Harbor Springs High School state champion golf team and participated in soccer and skiing as well. Mackenzie was a member of National Honor Society and participated in SAFE in Northern Michigan and Michigan Youth in Government.

 

Tai Coveyou, Michigan Technological University (renewal) – Tai Coveyou was involved with golf, Robotics, marching band, Key Club, First Tee, freshmen mentoring, and the Michigan Industrial Technology Society throughout highschool. Tai is using the STEM skills that he learned in high school and has a passion for by studying Architectural Management at Michigan Technological University.

Calli O’Neill, Aquinas College (renewal) – Calli O’Neill is a hard working student and athlete. She has been successful in her golfing career, and will continue to play in college. She has been a leader for others in school and while mentoring young golfers through First Tee. Calli is studying Business Marketing at Aquinas College. She hopes to continue advancing her education, so that she can one day start a business of her own.

 

Katie Kurburski, Ferris State University (renewal) – Katie Kurburski comes from a family with six kids, which has helped her to understand the importance of a college degree. Katie is the epitome of a hard-working student; she even took one full year of college during her senior year of high school. Katie also has a major impact on her community. She was a member of Kiwanis Builders Council and Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership Council. Katie is now studying at Ferris State University.

 

Marshall-Parker Scholarship ($1,000)

Dara Slater, Saginaw Valley State University (renewal) – Dara attends Saginaw Valley State University and majors in mathematics. She has been in love with math ever since she learned how to do multiplication tables and the subject completely mesmerized her. Dara’s dreams of studying what she loves are finally becoming a reality.

Marshall-Smith Scholarship ($2,500 each)

Joseph Rizzardi, Pellston High School – Joseph plans to attend Lake Superior State University to student business finance. His passion to choose this path came from a business teacher in high school who introduced him to the different paths he could explore with a business degree. Joseph was a scholar-athlete, participating in football, basketball, baseball and hockey. In addition, he served is class through National Honor Society, and as a class officer on student council.

 

Brittney Ward, Pellston High School – Brittney will attend Lake Superior State University in the fall, pursuing a degree in radiography. During high school Brittney was active in the arts, performing in her high school drama club and Crooked Tree Arts Center productions. She volunteered for the Pellston Food Pantry and was active in National Honor Society.

Mary McClutchey-Amacher Scholarship ($1,000)

Colin Robbins, Pellston High School – Colin was named the valedictorian of his graduating class, graduating with 3.97 GPA. This fall, he will attend the University of Michigan. Colin had an extensive extracurricular schedule, participating in basketball, cross country, and track and field. In addition, he was an active member of SAFE in Northern Michigan and served as an officer on the Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee.  

Olofsson Family Scholarship ($2,000)

Abigail Caron, Harbor Springs High School – Abigail graduated with a 4.0 GPA and is continuing her education at Ferris State University. During high school Abigail was active in National Honor Society, FIRST Robotics, Michigan Youth in Government, SAFE in Northern Michigan and marching and concert band. She was the team captain of her volleyball team and played softball. At the same time, Abigail managed to earn 30 college credits through dual enrollment, which required a commitment to summer school.

 

Robert Jensen Dau Memorial Scholarship ($3,000)

Jade Spurgeon, Petoskey High School – Jade plans to attend Ferris State University. During high school Jade maintained a 3.8 GPA and was involved in tennis and basketball, serving as the team captain for both sports and earning All State Honorable Mention in tennis. He also served as a freshman mentor, on Yearbook and was in National Honor’s Society. Jade hopes to continue his passion for tennis by pursuing a degree in professional tennis management.

Sara J. Latimer Redpath Church Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Meaghan Wells, Harbor Springs High School – Meaghan plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. During high school, Meaghan participated in band, cross country, basketball, and track and field. She was active in Key Club and National Honor Society and was named one of her schools valedictorians.

Scott Batchelor Scholarship ($500)

Alysia Anderson, Petoskey High School – Alysia will attend Taylor University in the fall and plans to study kinesiology or physical therapy. Alysia was a scholar and an athlete, graduating with a 3.99 GPA while participating in numerous activities. She’s been a participant in Petoskey Youth Soccer Association since 2010. About her experience she said, “The practices, games and expectations have pushed me to my physical and mental limits, taught me about rigor and work ethic and provided a forever family of friends, coaches and mentors.”

Stafford and Janice Smith Scholarship ($1,000)

Kaitlyn Bricker, Pellston High School – Kaitlyn plans to attend Grand Valley State University to pursue a degree in early elementary education. During high school, Kaitlyn worked part-time in hospitality while keeping a full extracurricular schedule. She was active in volleyball and softball and served on student council, National Honor Society and the Michigan High School Athletic Association Student Advisory Council. In her essay, Kaitlyn noted the Stafford’s Hospitality Value Statement is a way of life and not just a statement. She said that while working at her two restaurant jobs she is constantly helping people and making sure they enjoy their experience. She says she wants to do everything she can to ensure they leave with that feeling that they want to come back.

Thomas Dale Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Lance Stonhouse, Alanson High School – During high school, Lance was involved in FIRST Robotics, The National Honor Society and Boy Scouts of America. He also played baseball and ran cross country. Lance plans to attend Michigan State University to study mechanical engineering and further his education at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University studying astronautical engineering.