Community Foundation awards $1.2M in college scholarships
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced Monday, June 26, that it awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to 677 high school and college students.
…Students at Grand Valley State University were awarded the most scholarship dollars at $148,600, followed by Michigan State University at $118,000, and Grand Rapids Community College with $84,050.
Nonprofit earns $500K grant
6/26/17 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local economic development nonprofit has been awarded a $500,000 grant to support its neighborhood revitalization projects.
…The Project Reinvest Neighborhood funds will be used to build five new single-family homes in Madison Square and renovate 1258 Madison Ave. SE to continue developing local construction companies. Construction has already begun on two of the five homes via LINC UP’s partnership with Grand Rapids Community College’s Construction Trades.
V-S education students nat’l winners
6/27/17 The Advertiser-Tribune
PHOENIX Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center students again are bringing home national titles.
…Also coming home with a gold medal is Brittany DuMonte, a senior from Columbian High School.
…DuMonte is attending Grand Rapids Community College, pursuing a degree in early childhood education.
Youth prevalent throughout All-Area North Baseball listings
Deep state tournament runs by both West Catholic and Sparta capped a strong season of baseball for North-area teams. The Falcons and Spartans are well-represented on this year’s Advance North All-Area Baseball Team, and with six of the first-team selections being juniors and six of the second-team selections being juniors or sophomores, the future looks bright for area programs.
…[Jordan] Brown used his outstanding speed and quickness to impact the game both on defense and on offense. A first-team OK Red outfielder, Brown hit .329 this season, with a .398 on-base percentage. Brown, who will be playing at Grand Rapids Community College next season, scored 22 runs, along with 19 RBI, 11 stolen bases, 5 doubles, and 2 home runs.