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Honor Credit Union announces winners of the annual Community Commitment Scholarship

BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN — Honor Credit Union is proud to support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship.

Twenty-four students throughout Michigan received $1,000 to be used towards furthering their education.

The following students exemplify community commitment and are positive role models for their community service and academic success:

Kylee Cromer – Dowagiac Union High School Anna Cleveland – Edwardsburg High School Matthew Anderson – Ross Beatty Jr/Sr High School Regan Rose – Decatur High School

Hunter Zartman – Otsego High School Hunter Pitsch – Portage Northern High School Mariah York – Gwinn High School Greta Rickauer – Marquette Senior High School Alex Munson – Negaunee High School Chase Jensen – Ishpeming High School Audrey Bakerson – Homeschool Kadin Mills – Buchanan High School Maeli Rogers – Niles High School

Lauren Schaer – Berrien Springs High School Megan Neubecker – Coloma High School Makenzie Worden – Paw Paw High School Yazmine Hall – South Haven High School Jonathon Miesse – St. Joseph High School Mason Gardiner – Lakeshore High School Emma Woodard – Lakeshore High School Mikaela Owen – Bridgman High School Taylor Medendorp – Quincy High School Madison Zima – Pennfield High School

Abby Austin – St. Phillip Catholic Central High School

Honor’s Community Assistant Vice President in the Northern Market, Jamie Gollakner, was able to connect with all four of his scholarship recipients over a Zoom call to surprise them with the great news.

“This year, we weren’t able to present our Community Commitment Scholarship recipients with a certificate at their school’s Senior Awards Night, but I knew I wanted to do something to make the announcement special,” commented Gollakner. “I had their contact information from their applications, so I reached out to each of them to join me in a Zoom meeting to discuss a project Honor was doing to highlight high school seniors. Little did they know, I was about to tell them they each won a $1000 scholarship. Seeing the look on their faces was completely priceless!”

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