At its Annual Banquet on June 25, the Schoolcraft Alumni Association awarded scholarships to 2016 graduates Kelsea Martin and Cali Mohney.
Kelsea plans to attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. She was a member of National Honor Society as well as the Varsity Sideline and Competitive Cheer teams. She is in her 12th year with Girl Scouts, and is currently working to complete her Gold Award in scouting for hours of community service. Kelsea has served as a volunteer at school and in her church while also maintaining several part-time jobs.
Cali Mohney will attend Western Michigan University to pursue a degree in occupational therapy. Cali will enter WMU with over 70 credit hours completed through study at KVCC and WMU while still in high school. She also earned awards for track and basketball and found time for both community service and part-time work.
The Alumni Association banquet and annual meeting was attended by approximately 80 alumni and guests. The class of 1966, celebrating its 50-year reunion, had 17 class members and 11 guests at the banquet.
President Bryon Balch announced that the Alumni Association is now an official organization of Schoolcraft Schools. He encouraged alumni to stay in contact with the organization through its web pages on the Schoolcraft Schools’ website and Facebook group. Major objectives of the Alumni Association are to continue to provide ways for alumni to stay in contact with each other and the schools and to support current graduates with scholarships for further study.
Officers elected at the Annual Meeting include Judy Shelley Oliphant, president; Aaron Beery, vice-president; and Sue Bates Hendriksma, secretary/treasurer. Bryon Balch will continue on the Executive Committee for several years as past president along with the current officers and several members-at-large. The Executive Committee welcomes input and ideas from all Schoolcraft alumni.