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4.28.2003
WASHTENAW ONE HUNDRED CLUB AWARDS $7,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO RELATIVES OF LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS

Ann Arbor, MI --- The Washtenaw 100 Club is proud to announce it is awarding $7,000 in scholarships to area students throughout Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw One Hundred Club, an organization of area business people, whose mission is to support local active police officers and fire fighters who serve within Washtenaw County.

One of the club's most successful programs is their college scholarship program. The Club has maintained the scholarship program over the past nineteen years and has awarded 119 scholarships. Students who apply for these scholarships are chosen based upon their demonstrated leadership, volunteer activities, scholarship and stated future goals. "The scholarship program is one small way that members of the organization can thank and show our support for the families of area police officers and fire fighters," said Charles Wallgren, Scholarship Committee Chairperson. "The Selection Committee always has a very tough job. It is really great to reward the talents of area students and to assist them with furthering their educational endeavors," said Wallgren.

This year's Washtenaw 100 Club Scholarship winners are:

  1. Samuel Soichet, a senior from Cranbrook Kingswood, is affiliated with the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety.
  2. William Lewis Smith, a senior from Huron High School, is affiliated with the Superior Township Fire Department.
  3. Samantha Murphy, a senior from Tecumseh High School, is affiliated with the Saline Police Department.
  4. Diana Payne is currently attending Northern Michigan University and is affiliated with the Hudson Mills Metropark Police.
  5. Jason Michael Masten, a senior from Britton-Macon High School, is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Fire Department.
  6. Nicole Hoeft is currently attending the University of Michigan. Nicole is affiliated with the Saline Area Fire Department.
  7. Rebecca Lyn Dominick, a senior from Novi High School, is affiliated with the Northfield Township Fire Department.
Charles Wallgren chaired the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Washtenaw 100 Club. Assisting Mr. Wallgren in the selection process were Larry Brink, Bill Chizmar, Tom Sullivan and Roy Margenau Jr. For information on the Washtenaw 100 Club, phone John Forsyth, Board President, at (734) 483-4304.
The Washtenaw 100 is proud to support the families of the men and women of law enforcement
and firefighting who give so selflessly that we may enjoy a safe community.