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8.1.2005
WASHTENAW ONE HUNDRED CLUB AWARDS $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO RELATIVES OF LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS

Ann Arbor, MI - The Washtenaw 100 Club is proud to announce it awarded $10,000 in scholarships to area students throughout Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw One Hundred Club 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 twenty-three years and has awarded 138 scholarships to families of police and fire personnel. 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 Karl Barr, Scholarship Committee Co-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 Barr.

This year’s Washtenaw 100 Club $1,000 Scholarship winners were:

  1. Chris Adams. Chris plans to attend Western Michigan University and is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Fire Department.
  2. Brandy Blackwell. Brandy plans to attend Wayne State University and is affiliated with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department.
  3. Christopher J. Demeniuk. Christopher plans to attend the University of Michigan and is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department.
  4. Travis Dziubinski. Travis plans to attend Michigan State University and is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Fire Department.
  5. Nicole Eldridge. Nicole plans to attend Eastern Michigan University and is affiliated with the Ypsilanti Police Department.
  6. Ashley Hoornstra. Ashley plans to attend Michigan State University and is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Police Department.
  7. Elyse G. Lopez. Elyse plans to attend Michigan State University and is affiliated with the University of Michigan Police Department.
  8. Stephanie L. Minzey. Stephanie plans to attend Western Michigan University and is affiliated with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department.
  9. Megan Renee Stephenson. Renee plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University and is affiliated with the Ann Arbor Police Department.
  10. Shannon Wiseley. Shannon plans to attend Central Michigan University and is affiliated with the Dexter Area Fire Department.

Karl Barr co-chaired the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Washtenaw 100 Club. For information on the Washtenaw 100 Club Scholarship program, phone Mr. Barr at (734) 481-1234 or Publicity Chairperson Mary Kerr at (734) 995-8688, ext. 302.

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.