Central Michigan University freshman Claudia N. Ramsey, a 2013 graduate of Vicksburg High School, received one of only 10 Incoming Freshman Biology Department Scholarships. This one-time $1,000 award was presented at the Department of Biology’s Reception for Scholars held in September. The scholarship required two letters of recommendation from current or previous teachers, which she received from Kristina Porter and Kim Armitage, both of whom are in the Science Department at Vicksburg High School.
Additionally, Ms. Ramsey received the CMU Board of Trustees Outstanding High School Student scholarship worth $4,000 annually and awarded to students ranked first or second in their graduating class. She is currently studying biomedical science, and hopes to attend medical school in southern California to become an orthopedic surgeon. Additionally, Claudia is a member of the CMU cheerleading team. Claudia is the daughter of Mari & Ken Smith of Vicksburg, and Ed Ramsey also of Vicksburg.