We are proud to announce that Brooklynn Becker, a 2020 graduate of Grandville High School. has been selected as the recipient of the 2022-2023 MLHope Scholarship Award. Brooklynn has been pursuing a Degree in Child Psychology at GRCC. Later she plans on attending Calvin College.
In her free time, Brooklynn enjoys singing, drawing and playing volleyball. She has played volleyball since age 7 and was a member of the Be NICE, Conservation and Culture clubs all four years of high school. These clubs are focused on inclusion of all people, exploration and understanding of other cultures and all forms of recycling.
Brooklynn became more interested in the field of Psychology after seeing and experiencing the psychological toll a cancer diagnosis creates. Her father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2019. Brooklynn immediately took on a more active role as caregiver and support to the rest of her family. As a Junior in high school, it was quite a heavy load to bear. Her grades did suffer a bit. But with true GRIT, she was able to pull it all together and obtain a 3.83 GPA as a Senior. With this diagnosis, Brooklynn has gained a greater understanding and appreciation for blood and bone marrow donation. Brooklynn has just completed her first year of college and is eager for her second year at GRCC. After her associates she plans on going to Calvin College to further her education.
Along with becoming a blood donor, with her degree in Psychology, Brooklynn also hopes to be able to help others, in the future, who are struggling with the diagnosis of a family member.
On Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at the Ada Covered Bridge (Leonard Park) we had a scholarship presentation to honor Brooklynn and present her with a check for $6000 towards her college expenses.
Thanks to Eastern Floral for their flower bouquet donation for Brooklynn.