Hunter McGinnis, Salutatorian, graduated with a 3.99 GPA and High Honors from Marlette Jr./Sr. High School. Hunter has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years, the Out of Doors Club for three years, and Student Council for four years. During his senior year, he served as class vice-president. Over the course of his four years at MHS, Hunter has received his academic letter, pin and plaque along with classroom awards in Biology 9, English 9, World History, US History, Forensics, Economics, Art and Pre-Calculus. He was a member of the Varsity Football, Basketball and Track teams where he compiled a total of nine Academic All-Conference Awards. On top of that, his 4×100 and 4×200 track relay teams managed to earn All-State Honors his sophomore year along with a 1st place performance and additional All-State Honors his junior year. He has volunteered with multiple Red Cross Blood Drives, the Marlette Knights of Columbus, Marlette Community Schools and various others. Hunter will attend both Delta College and Ferris State University where he will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Hunter is the son of Brian and Kim McGinnis.
The Terry and Jackie Reid Scholarship was created in tribute to the Reids for their significant, positive influence on countless students across the Thumb. Terry Reid was a longtime Marlette basketball coach, teacher, and athletics administrator. The Reid family is deeply involved in programs administered by Heaven Sent Ministries and the First United Methodist Church.
The scholarship is available to graduating students of Marlette High School who embody the best qualities of the student-athlete – like their grandson, Kyle Hall, who died in July 2011, just weeks after completing his studies at MHS. Candidates must be student-athletes in good standing during at least their junior and senior years and have earned cumulative grade-point averages of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Applicants who plan to major in education in college are encouraged and preferred, but the scholarship is available to students pursuing other courses of study.
The Sanilac County Community Foundation administers the Terry and Jackie Reid Scholarship. More information, including how to donate to this or other scholarship programs managed by the foundation, is available from Executive Director, Melissa Anderson at 810-648-3634.