At its Annual Banquet on June 24, the Schoolcraft Alumni Association announced scholarships totaling $5,500.00 to six 2017 graduates:
Taylor Bell and Jason Feddema both received scholarships from the Alumni Association Scholarship fund. Taylor’s goal is to pursue art therapy at Prescott College in Arizona and make an impact on the lives of children she treats. Jason plans to attend KVCC to begin work toward his goal to become an elementary school teacher.
Megan West was awarded a specialized scholarship given by Bill and Sheila Nichols in honor of Harold B Nichols’ graduation from SHS 100 years ago in 1917. Mr. Nichols served in the US Navy during WWI, then went on to study engineering, work as an engineer, and travel the world with his wife Lillian. Megan will use her scholarship as she starts her educational journey at Grand Valley University with the goal of going to medical school to become a radiologist.
Three specialized scholarships were awarded in memory of a very special woman, Linda Pincumbe, who passed away early in 2017. Linda and her husband John Pincumbe came to Schoolcraft in 1978 and immersed themselves in the community and in supporting Schoolcraft Athletics. Linda ran a daycare and many Schoolcraft kids felt her immeasurable love. The Alumni Association was honored to present scholarship funds given in memory of Linda Pincumbe to Erin Seager, Madison Hybels, and Sophia Woodhams. Erin’s great love for animals has inspired her to study to become a veterinary technician at Baker College, Madison plans to attend Western Michigan University to study Health Informatics, and Sophia plans to study to become a neonatal nurse practitioner at the University of Michigan.
The Alumni Association banquet and annual meeting was attended by approximately 115 alumni and guests. President Judy Shelley Oliphant announced that the Alumni Association started a Specialized Scholarship program this year that funded four of the six scholarships awarded that evening. Judy encouraged alumni to stay in contact with the organization through its web pages on the Schoolcraft Schools website and/or its Facebook group.