RHS Honors Night 2017

The annual 2017 Romeo High School Honors Night was held May 22, 2017.  Rock was on hand to present three scholarships to well deserving students.  The first scholarship was awarded to Jacob Mullin, who is headed to Western Michigan University (studying Aviation Flight Service).  Jacob was awarded the Kuchenmeister Family Scholarship.


The second award went to Austin Malczewski, who received the Wayne Scholarship.  Based on applications received, the foundation chose to grant this second Wayne Scholarship of 2017.  Austin is headed to Michigan State to study Finance.


The third award was delivered to Kayley Lorts,  Kayley is also headed to Michigan State and will study Nursing.   Kayley received the Barbara Faye Scholarship in honor of Rock’s mother, a long-time advocate for continuous learning, through education.

And finally, all three recipients were reminded that earning these awards automatically makes them eligible for next year’s “Continuing Scholarship“.  Any recipient of a Kuchenmeister Family Scholarship or a Sandbox Foundation Scholarship is eligible to apply for Continuing Scholarships via email each January.  Continuing Scholarships help offset tuition costs in subsequent years of study.


2017 Wine and Cheese Gathering

The Sandbox Foundation held its second annual fundraiser on Friday, May 12th.  The event was a “Wine and Cheese Gathering”, with guests donating two bottles of wine.  The first bottle was uncorked and served.  The second bottle was sold at silent auction.

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Scholarship recipient Jared Newton (graduating from Dakota HS) was on hand to receive the 2017 Inspiration Scholarship, with his mother Anna.  Scholarship recipient Adam Walters (graduating from Utica HS) was also on hand to receive a 2017 Wayne Scholarship, with his parents Karen and Dave.

Foundation advisors were able to expand grants for 2017 to six, with the final two to be Announced and Awarded during the Romeo HS Honors night, scheduled for May 22nd.