The Scholarship Ceremony took place on July 22, 2018 at the Ada Covered Bridge. There we awarded these 3 students each with a $3000 check . Each of these recipients are very deserving of this award.
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Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners
Chloe Clark, a 2018 graduate of Portland High School
Chloe was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma stage 2B in May of 2017 at the end of her Junior year in high school. She went through 3 months of chemotherapy and ended up having to leave before my Junior year was over. She managed to catch up and graduate with her 2018 graduating class. On her free time Chloe loves to be with my friends or watch movies with her dog. She will be attending Lansing Community College in the fall.
Jon Damzyn, 2018 graduate of Gladwin High School
Jon has active with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life since age 10. Eventually became team captain of the Relay Warriors and committee member. He played Varsity golf for 4 years averaging 76.2 (18 holes) and was a 2 time state qualifier taking 11th & 1oth in state. He dedicates time to kids golf programs in Gladwin. Jon was a member of National Honors Society with community service projects including food distribution and the high school Academic Center, member of GHS rookie FIRST Robotics team being apart of the Electrical team (which made Midland district champions and placed 12th at States at Saginaw Valley State University). Jon also was in the advanced wings of harmony choir program, joined business club, and started the CERN Penney war for our fellow student, Kennan, who was diagnosed with cancer. Jon graduated with all 3 gold bars, scholar athlete distinction, and my National honor society chords. He enjoys golf, rollerblading, and computer building. Currently he is working at Gladwin Heights Golf Course in the Pro-shop and run an auto detailing business in the summers so he can stay busy.
John Worm, 2016 graduate of West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently attending Grand Valley State University pursuing an mechanical engineering degree. He is the middle child out of seven brothers and sisters. While in seventh grade John developed Acute Myelogenic leukemia (AML) and was admitted to the hospital in isolation for nearly 3 months receiving chemo treatments until he reached remission. In June of 2010 John started his bone marrow transplant (BMT) in which his oldest sister was the donor. His transplant was successful but no without several complications, some that require additional time inpatient. John was finally allowed back to school 1 year after his leukemia diagnosis. Since that time, John has remained relatively healthy. He has been able to maintain an ordinary life. He participated in sports throughout his high school career, doing baseball, bowling, and rugby. Through all this John still was able to achieve academic excellency and ranked sixth in his graduating class.