November 14, 2017

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Cody Johnston and Andrew Gillig are this year’s recipients of the Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship.

Cody Johnston is a 2017 graduate of Sandusky High School.  Cody is the son Nicole Johnston and the late Jeremy Johnston.  He is currently attending Lawrence Technological University, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and participates on their bowling team.  During high school, he was National Honor Society President and was involved in Student Council, Youth Advisory Council, Flags of Remembrance, and The Moving Wall Project.  During high school he participated in bowling, hockey and golf. He was also captain of the Sandusky Firefighter Explorers.




Andrew is the son of John and Angela Gillig of Decker.  He is a 2017 graduate of Marlette Jr/Sr High School. During high school, Andrew participated in Band, Engineering Club, Business Professionals of America, Baseball, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Student Council, and was a member of the Science

Academic Games Team.  He is also a member of the Sandusky Boy Scout Troop #333 where he earned the rank of Eagle.  This fall Andrew plans to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in Material Science and Engineering.


The Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship was established in 1999.  Kim Rhead is a former state legislator from the 83rd District who now works in Lansing as a legislative and government affairs consultant.  He and his wife, Margaret, decided to start a scholarship fund to give something back to the community where they lived and raised their family for so many years.  This money goes to help students active in their school, church and community, but who may fall through the college funding cracks.  Awards are to go to gifted students, with special consideration to students that may not qualify for other assistance.

This scholarship is administered through the Sanilac County Community Foundation.

For more information on scholarship opportunities through the Sanilac County Community Foundation, contact Melissa Anderson, Executive Director, at the Foundation office at 810-648-3634.

For Good. For Ever.