Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!
Briana Jackson - Briana, a recent graduate of Thurston High School of Redford has “proven that through hard work, follow through and teamwork, she can accomplish tasks in a courteous and timely manner.” She participates weekly at Greater Coopers Memorial Church’s food bank distributing household goods to the community, while participating in many other extracurricular activities and maintaining a great academic career. Some activities including Tennis, Swim, Robotics, and Lead (Ladies Excelling in Academic Duties.) Briana is preparing to attend Wayne State University majoring in Nursing.
Charles Plough - Charles, “who shines in and out of the classroom,” has devoted his academic, teamwork, and leadership skills to succeed during his high school career at Trenton High School. Graduating with an outstanding GPA, Charles has participated in academic and extracurricular programs such as the Marching Band, Robotics Club, National Honor Society and German Club National Honor Society. As an Eagle Scout (Troop 1721 Trenton), he has volunteered for the community scouting for food and at Gleaners Food Bank. Charles will be attending Michigan State University majoring in Actuarial Science.
Elizabeth Wadsworth - “Having a service like that to come to my school every week made me appreciate the usage of banks and overall, it helped with my understanding of finance, “ said Elizabeth as she reflected on PSCU’s visit to her elementary school. That reflection shows that no matter the subject or grade level, education has been of an importance to Elizabeth. She is known from her peers and teachers of Huron High School as the student that “brings a positive attitude and comes in everyday ready to learn and actively participates in her education.” In addition to education, she has participated and volunteered in many groups and organizations such as Varsity Swim, Varsity Track, and the Romulus Athletic Shelter Volunteer Program. She will continue her incredible journey as a student of Washtenaw Community College majoring in history.
Felicia Massengale - Felicia, a nurse at John D Dingell Detroit Veteran Medical Center shows demonstrating hard work and dedication reaps of benefits and success throughout one's life. While pursuing her career and furthering her education., she has committed time and passion into helping others. As many peers and colleagues stated, “she is kind, compassionate, intelligent, and strong person who has a clear sense of direction and purpose.” Felicia is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. In addition, she volunteers with the Community Health fair at Israel Baptist Church and feeds the homeless and veterans. She's continuing her education at Walden University maintaining a high GPA earning her Masters in Nursing Education.
Marissa Luzac - Leader, dedicated, disciplined, consistent, kind, are only a few words from a long list to describe Marissa. Maintaining at least a 4.0 GPA from 9th-12th grade, Marissa graduated at the top of her class from Riverview Community High School with a 4.17 GPA. Described from one of her teachers as, “unquestionably one of the most able students in her respective classes and her work consistently reflected an uncommon level of intellectual maturity and insightfulness.” All the while, she has participated and volunteered in many groups and organizations including, Girls Varsity Swim, National Honor Society Vice President, Hope for Hearts Volunteer, and Seitz Middle School coach and tutor. Marissa will be attending Alma College majoring in Secondary Education.
May Gulley - May is known as a person who is “respected by both her peers and adults in the community for her commitment and compassion for others.” Graduating with honors from Trenton High School, she has been an active participant in extracurricular activities and community events including Student Council and Good Fellows. She has also participated in Varsity Track where she was awarded All League Athlete for track in 2019. Her hard work has not gone unnoticed, even receiving acknowledgment from the Mayor of Trenton, Kyle F. Stack stating, “I have seen her go above and beyond, demonstrating a commitment to those who need the most help and, by her actions, inspiring others to do likewise.” She will continue her incredible journey this fall by attending Bowling Green University.
Nikolas Moody - “I feel Nikolas to be an incredibly smart, humble, and gracious young man,” said a teacher of Nikolas. One of many compliments made by multiple teachers, peers, and mentors. Through academic and organizational success, Nikolas has proven that with hard work, anything is possible. Currently a student at Eastern Michigan University, majoring in General Business, he's consistently remained on the Dean's List. Also, he's on the Hockey Team. In addition, he volunteers with Altar Service and Focus Detroit and Lunch Bags.
Reva Borden - As a recent graduate of Flat Rock High School, Reva has devoted herself to academics, organizations, and community. Reva has been known as “a young lady that has it all and would be an extremely great asset to anyone or anything she should endeavor.” She has been a participant in many groups and organizations throughout her high school years including the National Honor Society, Varsity Bowling, and the Beautification Commission of Flat Rock. Graduating with a 4.033 and summa cum laude, she will be attending Eastern Michigan University majoring in Nursing.
Shane Tinsley - As Belleville High Schools Salutatorian Class of 2020, holding a GPA of 4.29, Shane has demonstrated pure excellence. Well respected throughout high school and organizations, Shane's hard work and strive for perfection “attitude was contagious among his peers.” While working hard academically, he has participated in the National Honors Society, Bowling Team, even receiving the Scholar Athlete Award. In his spare time, he volunteered at Beaumont Hospital of Wayne and received recognition by earning the Beaumont Hospital of Waynes President Award for Volunteering. Shane will continue his journey at Wayne State University majoring in Honors Philosophy.
Tyra Treadway - Tyra, described by a mentor as” humble but powerful” has many milestones and achievements to show that she will be an incredible asset to the future. As a Cass Technical High School graduate, she received many accolades due to her education and participation in extracurricular involvements. Academically, she remained on the honor roll graduating with a 4.04 GPA in addition to attending Wayne County Community College Dual Enrollment Program with a 4.0 GPA. Also, Tyra has earned the Mercedes Benz Financial Services Ignite Scholars Program Certificate of Completion while participating in the Family Victory Fellowship Childrens Ministry Worker, and Cass Tech Volleyball Team and National Honor Society. She will be attending Michigan State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering.