Jacob Bascom - 2020
Jacob Bascom plans to attend North Central Michigan College this fall for Computer Aided Design (CAD). In his free time, Jacob enjoys ATV four wheeling, camping, jet skiing, hunting, woodworking, and welding. In school he was actively involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, the Golf team, and he volunteered frequently all throughout high school. He also received regional and state awards for the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) competition, and he made honor roll 9th-12th grade.
Nick Wilson - 2020
Nick Wilson plans to attend Owens Community College for John Deere Technician. Nick grew up on a small farm, and he demonstrated a "farm life work ethic" at school, as one of his teacher's stated. Nick has participated in a variety of vocational programs offered at EJ Public Schools, including woodworking and welding for three years and Boyne City's Linesman Program his senior year. He competed in a welding competition, the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) competition (earning an award at the regional level), and an underwater robotics competition at Alpena High School.
Zane Aho - 2022
Zane Aho plans to attend North Central Community College to pursue a career in nursing, with the eventual goal of joining Doctors Without Borders. Zane is described by his mentors as passionate, inquisitive, hard-working, intelligent, caring, and compassionate. They also described him as being someone who is self-confident, has a curious intellect, and a sense of adventure. Zane's application stood out because he took the time to interview a community member who knew Andrew and make the connections with Andrew's values and his own.
Garrett Wilson - 2022
Garrett Wilson plans to attend North Central Community College to pursue a career in Natural Resources Management. Garrett has been involved in multiple extracurricular activities related to his career path including the Michigan DNR Youth Conservation Council, shadowing with fisheries, participation in the Watershed Academy, and working at Jordan Valley Outfitters. Garrett wants to learn more about how to protect, preserve, and responsibly manage natural resources - like our beautiful and pristine Jordan River.