Seven students from the area received presidential scholarships from Monroe County Community College. They are: Brooke Benitez, Caleb Comstock, Alyssa Cousino, Evan Dyer, Brook Montri, Tori Potter and Josie Sonnenberg.
Benítez de Monroe graduated in 2021 from Monroe High School. She will study nursing. Benitez was a member of the National Honor Society and the MHS Interact Club, where she also featured on the honor roll, receiving all A’s and door prizes. Benitez is the granddaughter of Debra and Daniel Massingo.
Comstock from Dundee is a 2021 Dundee High School graduate. He will be studying nuclear engineering. He was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and has been a 4-H member for 13 years with the Dundee Achievers 4-H Club. While attending DHS, he was involved in soccer, track and field, squad, trap team and the FFA. Comstock is the son of Dan and LeeAnn Comstock.
Cousin de Carleton graduated from Airport High School in 2021. She will be studying interior design or environmental science. While attending AHS, she was a member of the marching band, jazz band, softball team, bowling team, and volleyball team. She is a member of the 4-H club and involved in her church youth group. She is the daughter of Dan and Heather Cousino.
Dry cleaner Ottawa Lake graduated in 2021 from State Line Christian School. He will study pre-physical therapy. While attending SLCS, he played on intramural basketball and indoor soccer teams and was part of the choir. When he attended Whiteford High School he was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the football and basketball teams. Dyer is a member of Bedford Alliance Church, where he teaches boys from Kindergarten to Grade 2. Dyer is the son of Joshua and Emily Dyer.
Montri Ida graduated magna cum laude 2021 from Ida High School. She is studying nursing. During her studies at IHS, she participated in the Ida Key Club, the LINKS program and the Ida Early Middle College. Montri is the daughter of Mike and Diane Montri.
Potter from Petersburg graduated in 2021 from Ida High School. She plans to study education and social work. While studying at IHS, she was a student council member, class secretary of 2021, and a member of the National Honor Society and Young Life. She was also a member of her church’s volleyball team, track team and youth group. Potter is the daughter of Terry and Denise Potter.
Sonnenberg Ottawa Lake graduated from Whiteford High School in 2021. She is studying Agribusiness. While studying at WHS, she was a member of the FFA, National Honor Society, the Student Prevention Leadership Team (SPLT), and the softball team. She is the daughter of Juliann Stevens.
To be eligible for the MCCC Presidential Fellowship, a student must be a resident of Monroe County, have a GPA of 3.5 or above, demonstrate leadership qualities, demonstrate involvement in school and / or community affairs, and must be registered for 12 credits or more. hours per semester at MCCC.
For more information on available scholarships and financial aid, visit https://www.monroeccc.edu/financial-aid or contact the MCCC financial aid office at 384-4135. To fund a scholarship, contact the Foundation at MCCC at 384-4214.