GLADWIN – On Thursday, Feb. 6, Grace Beardsley and Danielle Roggow of Gladwin received the Mid Michigan College (MMC) Laker Distinction Scholarship.

Both Grace and Danielle were surprised by MMC Admissions Representative, Chris Pellerito during their regular class time. Pellerito interrupted both class periods (at separate times) to announce the recipients, present them with a model check for $13,000 (the funds the scholarships provide), and to give a brief overview of the scholarship.

Grace is a senior at GHS and has challenged herself being a four sport athlete; Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. She is involved in Key Club and National Honor Society through Gladwin High School. Outside of the walls of GHS, she is a member of “That Girl on Fire”, which is an organization with the goal of girls stepping out of their comfort zones, and was one of eight students in the state selected as a member of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council. In addition, she completed the U.S Coast Guard AIM Program this past summer. Grace would like to study nursing to become a registered nurse and later become a nurse practitioner.

Danielle is also a senior at GHS and is involved many ways within the school as well as outside of the school. She plays the tuba in the school band, she is a member of the school’s business club, a National Honors Society member, and a student tutor. Danielle received the scholarship in part due to her excellent 4.0 grade point average. She is also a part of the Dance Team at Gail Woldfong School of Dance and she co-ops at Saint-Gobain in Beaverton. She plans on using her scholarship to pursue MMC’s criminal justice program. 

According to the Mid Michigan College website, the scholarship is designed to cover all tuition and fees for the recipients. The scholarship must be used during the academic year immediately following the recipient’s high school graduation.

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