Local students awarded MEA scholarships

RAPID RIVER — The Michigan Education Association’s local coordinating council recently awarded scholarships to two graduating seniors, both the children of area public school employees. Amanda Starzynski of Stephenson and Jenna Rubick of Gladstone were this year’s recipients.

Starzynski attended Stephenson High School and was dual-enrolled at Bay College as a business major. In addition to the challenging coursework she successfully navigated, Starzynski is a member of the National Honor Society and was an active member of the Leo Club. She is the daughter of Andrea and Anthony Starzynski.

Rubick graduated last month from Rapid River High School, presiding as class valedictorian. She maintained a 4.0 and was also dual-enrolled at Bay College. An active Key Club member who served as president, Rubick is excited to continue her education at Michigan Tech this fall. She is the daughter of Gregory and Michelle Rubick.

To be eligible for this award, seniors from area schools must be the child or dependent of a Michigan Education Association active member and must submit transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. The committee awards two $250 scholarships, one to the child of a member of the teaching staff and one to the child of a support professional staff member.

“We’re proud of the winners,” says Nanci Love, chairperson of the MEA 17B Coordinating Council, “and proud of the educators in our union who support these annual scholarships.”


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