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CHS Seniors Earn Optimist Club Scholarships

CHS Seniors Earn Optimist Club Scholarships

By Phil Custodio, The Clarkston News

Clarkston Area Optimist Club scholarships recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Clarkston students.

  • Andrew Dimmer, a Clarkston Junior Optimist since fourth grade, serving as a state officer, will attend Oakland University in the fall.
  • Shaelyn Koleber, who co-chaired a blood drive, and leukemia and lymphoma program at Clarkston High School, is going to Michigan Tech.
  • Justin Osborn, captain of the ski team and Eagle Scout who earned a perfect score on his ACT test, will attend the University of Michigan.
  • Sage Paris, who received the Henry E. Richardson scholarship in honor of the club's second president, ran track and was president of the Junior Optimist Club at Clarkston High School for two years. He was the president of the CHS National Honor Society and will attend the University of Michigan.
A 10-member Scholarship Committee reviewed 28 student applications, the second largest number of applicants received by the club, said Optimist Curt Carson. "It was extremely difficult to make a decision," Carson said. "They were all deserving. Unfortunately, we could only give four scholarships."

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.

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