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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Advisors and Recipients

Advisors and Recipients

Jared and his proud mother (Anna)

Jared and his proud mother (Anna)

Adam and his proud parents (Karen and Dave)

Adam and his proud parents (Karen and Dave)

Blessing their journey

Blessing their journey

Preparation for a talk with God

Preparation for a talk with God

Colleges promote debt

Colleges promote debt

USA Today reports that Colleges are promoting Student Debt in admission letters

Adam Walters receives a 2017 Wayne Scholarship

Adam Walters receives a 2017 Wayne Scholarship

Jared Newton receives the 2017 Inspiration Scholarship

Jared Newton receives the 2017 Inspiration Scholarship

Smiles around... on a very good day

Smiles around... on a very good day

If you want to be happy for a day...

If you want to be happy for a day...

Rock describes the Sandbox Foundation objectives

Rock describes the Sandbox Foundation objectives

A jar of Moonshine sneaks its way into the auction

A jar of Moonshine sneaks its way into the auction

Jared setting the stage for his next move

Jared setting the stage for his next move

We got BIG bottles and little bottles

We got BIG bottles and little bottles

John gives the food a helping hand

John gives the food a helping hand

Jozette checks her Wine APP on a prospect

Jozette checks her Wine APP on a prospect

MD 20/20 is always a party favor

MD 20/20 is always a party favor

Wine baskets add variety to the auction

Wine baskets add variety to the auction

Early candidates appear on the auction block

Early candidates appear on the auction block

The kitchen is a popular place

The kitchen is a popular place

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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.