Cherokee Johnson is a 2018 graduate of Peck High School and has been selected as this year’s recipient for the Isaac “Ike” Selick Law Enforcement Scholarship. She will be attending Saginaw Valley State University this fall, double-majoring in criminal justice and psychology with a minor in English. Cherokee graduated high school with a 3.98 GPA and was a two-sport athlete (volleyball and softball). She was also involved in numerous clubs and organizations around her school and in the county, including National Honor Society, Student Council and Youth Advisory Council (YAC), to name a few. Cherokee is the daughter of Tammi Johnson and Russ Winiarski.
The Isaac “Ike” Selick Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in 2000 in Ike’s memory by his family to give students who are pursuing a career in law enforcement the chance to achieve their dreams. Ike Selick retired as a Detective Sergeant with the Detroit Police Department and would be pleased to know that, in his memory, each year a high school graduate receives this scholarship to pursue a career in law enforcement.
The recipient of the scholarship is chosen by the superintendent, principal and girls’ softball coach of Peck High School and is awarded on the basis of athletic and academic achievement, and financial need.
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.