Education foundation awards summer study scholarships
Emily Dudd receives the Petoskey Education Foundation Petoskey Middle School William R. Todd -- Bay View Association Scholarship. (Courtesy photo / July 11, 2013)
Juniors Grace Marshall and Paige Petrowski were each awarded Petoskey Education Foundation/Bank of Northern Michigan scholarships to attend the Spartan Debate Institute at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Both are varsity members of the 2013 Tier One state champion Petoskey High School debate team. Sophomore Taylor Brown was the recipient of the Petoskey Education Foundation/Hugh Winnell scholarship to attend the Women in Technology/Robotics camp at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. Taylor is a member of the mechanical engineering, marketing and drive division of the state-qualifying Petoskey High School robotics team and was a part of the Petoskey Middle School robotics team that went to world competition in 2012.
The 2013 Petoskey Education Foundation Petoskey Middle School scholarship recipients include sixth-grader Allison Williams, who will be attending The Young Americans National Tour Summer Camp; seventh-graders, Samantha Giammalva, attending the High Adventure Leadership Ropes Course at Spring Hill Camps in Evart, Mich., and Cooper Smith, attending animation training at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Also awarded Petoskey Education Foundation summer study scholarships were eighth-graders Alex Esterline, attending Spartan Debate Institute at Michigan State University, and Anne Johnson, attending Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. The Petoskey Education Foundation William R. Todd scholarship was awarded to Emily Dudd, who will be attending oboe lessons at Bay View for the summer.
The Petoskey Education Foundation's mission is to raise funds in a sustaining manner to provide scholarships, mini-grants, programs and other opportunities for which regular funding is not available within the Public Schools of Petoskey. During the 2012-2013 school year, 16 scholarships totaling $19,400 were awarded by the foundation to graduating seniors and to middle school and undergraduate high school students for summer study.
Proceeds of the annual Petoskey Education Foundation golf outing, set for today, Thursday, July 11, at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club, provide funding for the scholarship and mini-grant programs. Community members interested in supporting the efforts of the Petoskey Education Foundation may direct inquiries and contributions to the foundation in care of the Spitler Administration Building, 1130 Howard St., Petoskey.