Our first annual Valley View Brew Fest in 2019 was a huge success! Thanks to our generous community, we were able to award 2 scholarships of $3,000 each to East Jordan High School seniors Jacob Bascom and Nick Wilson.
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 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.