October 12, 2018

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Marlette Art Scholarship are Jennifer Newland and Cecil “Miles” Byrnes.

Jennifer is the daughter of Gary and Kerri Newland of Marlette. She is a 2018 graduate of Marlette High School. During high school, Jennifer has received classroom awards in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, World History, AP United States History, Foods & Nutrition, English 9 and 10, Honors English11, Technology I and II, Accounting, Personal Finance, Yearbook, Ferris State University’s English 150, earned three varsity letters for soccer, cross country, been named a Scholar Athlete, and been named academic-All Conference.  Jennifer has served as class President, captain of the cross country team, captain of the JV v olleyball team, student correspondent for the Tribune, Recorder, Leader, Marlette’s Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen, yearbook editor, math academic games team captain, been a member of the band, art club, and engineering club, as well as placed in the top 10 in the state for Business Professionals of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.

Jennifer plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University this fall to pursue a degree in Professional Business Accountancy.

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.

This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art along with a personal essay answering the question, “What is Art?”.

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.