Students selected for the Presidential Scholar Award have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, score well on the SAT/ACT, and are a member of the National Honor Society and in the top 10 percent of their high school class. This prestigious award is renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 3.5 GPA while at Glen Oaks Community College.
The nine students qualifying for this year’s award are:
Kendall Stuckey, of Centreville High School, who also has an Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship for $500. Stuckey participated in volleyball, track and field , cross country, youth group and was a class officer.
Michael Carr, of Sturgis High School, participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, National Art Honor Society, cross country, swimming, church youth group, and Campus Life.
Blythe Metzger, of Northwood High School, was ranked third of 207 graduates in his class. He is a member of National Honor Society, performed an Internship at Community Hospital of Bremen, was a volunteer construction worker on church projects, a weekly volunteer ministry, and helped with Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon.
Megan Schwartz, of Bronson Jr./Sr. High School, earned several local and Branch County scholarships. Schwartz participated in marching band, concert band, On the Job Training, and served as On the Job Training Representative for the Branch Area Career Center.
Shane Russell, of Mendon High School, ranked third in his class of 61 graduates. Russell is a member of the National Honor Society, achieved Eagle ranking within the Boy Scouts of America, and participated in Science Olympiad, 4-H, competitive shooting sports, concert band, marching band, pep band, and jazz band. Russell also gives guitar lessons.
Nicholas Huff, of Mendon High School, participated in National Honor Society, football, basketball, track, Science Olympiad, and DECA.
Mallory Martin, of Mendon High School, participated in National Honor Society, Student Senate, Quiz Bowl, Prom Committee, band, basketball, cross country, track and field, and volleyball.
Steven Carr, of Colon Jr./Sr. High School, was active in National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, and Quiz Bowl.
Nhan Ho is an International Student who attended Three Rivers High School. Ho has been very active in organizations dealing with the environment and energy savings programs.