October 12, 2018

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Lee and Thelma Flannigan Scholarship is Cecil “Miles” Byrnes.

Miles is the son of Kim and Cecil Byrnes of Snover.  During high school at Marlette, he has participated in the band, national honor society, FFA, 4H, student council, and has been a part of the academic games team.  He plans to attend Northern Michigan University this fall to study biology with a concentration of either zoology or fisheries and wildlife biology.

The Lee and Thelma Flannigan Scholarship was established to assist Marlette High School graduates who desire to further their education.   Mr. and Mrs. Flannigan both realized the importance of education.  As a farmer, GM employee and a Marlette school bus driver, Mr. Flannigan knew the value of hard work.  Mrs. Flannigan was a full time homemaker in the early years of her marriage and then pursued a career in nursing, being the oldest student in the Licensed Practical Nursing program in Bad Axe.  She was a part-time EMT and then an LPN at Marlette Regional Hospital for 18 years.

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

For Good. For Ever.