2014-15 Keith Kirkdorfer Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Brett is enrolled for the fall semester at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame where he will major in communications and minor in sports management. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He participated in varsity football for two years, and varsity wrestling and varsity baseball, both for three years and was a scholar-athlete for four years. He participated in 4-H all through high school, serving as vice president of his club for one year, and president the other three years. He also was involved in the 4-H adopt-a-family each year at Christmas. He is from a farm family and has worked for area farmers. He also has been employed at the Praxis Group.
James will attend the University of Michigan where he will study electrical engineering. A co-valedictorian of the Class of 2014, he was president of the National Honor Society, and participated in varsity track, football, wrestling, and power lifting. He was a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) as well as the LEOs Club treasurer. A participant in the Science Olympiad, he also was a Special Olympics volunteer and volunteered on many other community projects. He received the scholar-athlete award for two years, and the academic excellence award for four years. The oldest of five siblings, he has worked at home in child care.
Delaini will attend Cornerstone University to major in pre-veterinary medicine with plans to attend graduate school at Michigan State University and earn a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine. In high school, she was a member of the varsity softball team for four years, the volleyball team for three years, and the travel softball team. She was president and vice president of her class for two years each, respectively. A member of the National Honor Society, she was a member of the Student Council for four years, serving as president as a senior. She also served on the yearbook staff and was a four-year member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Delaini also has volunteered in the community. She has been employed by Merry Me.
Kaleigh plans to attend Michigan State University and major in the sciences with the ultimate goal to become a neonatologist. Her high school activities included cross country, mentoring at the intermediate and primary schools, membership in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and tutoring in the French language. She was a member of the Prevention of Cruelty Towards Animals (POCTA) organization, and she volunteered at local animal shelters. She also was a second year recipient of an Academic Excellence Award. Kaleigh is employed by McDonald’s.
Brianna will attend Purdue University and plans to become a veterinary technologist. In high school, she participated in softball and volleyball, was a member of the Equestrian Club, the Student Council, and the National Honor Society. She also volunteered for several organizations. She is employed by Villa Macri.
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