The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is pleased to announce its three College Scholarships Recipients. They are: Cami Emerson, Morgan Sprunger, and Lauren Howe. We celebrated them during a club meeting on June 23.
Cami, a graduate of Columbia Central High School, will study nursing at Jackson College. She graduated with a 3.88 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society, and played volleyball, bowling, and softball. She served on the Jackson Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee (which is a recipient of our Racing for Dollars), where she served food to the homeless, planted daffodils at parks, and volunteered at the John George Home, among other tasks.
Morgan, a graduate of East Jackson High School, will study nursing at Baker College. She was valedictorian, having earned a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and played volleyball, track, and basketball, where she set the school record with 105 steals in one season. She volunteered at a camp for students who use augumentative devices, at Lyle Torrant during its field and track day, and at Cascades Humane Society.
Lauren, a graduate of Northwest High School, will study Audiology at Jackson College. She graduated with a 3.67 GPA, and played volleyball, basketball, and softball. She also volunteered for the school government and promoted anti-bullying platforms at Northwest.
Her career path is personal. When Lauren was four, she was diagnosed with severe hearing loss. She could not be at our Scholarship Luncheon because she was in Arizona, presenting a poster at a national audiology conference. She is the first high school student to ever participate in this conference.
Each recipient received $1,000 towards the cost of college.
Stay tuned to this section in the winter, for information about the Scholarship Process for 2018.