December 14, 2018

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s 2018 Sandusky High School graduates, Cassidy Albrecht, Courtnie Rayl, Benjamin Jones and Joshua Robinson as the recipients of the David W. and Judith A. Albrecht Scholarship.


Cassidy was involved in National Honor Society which required 12 hours of community service per semester.  She played a big role in bringint the Moving Vietnam Wall to the Sanilac County Courthouse and helped with the Flags of Remembrance Project.  She helped with Highway Clean-Up, McKenzie Pink Out for Breast Cancer Run, Walk for Warmth, Relay for Life, and many other activities to help the community.  She took dual enrollment classes and took a Health Occupations class at the Sanilac Career Center. Cassidy graduated as GTC All Conference Scholar Athlete, was on the honor roll, Academic Excellence all four years and received Summa Cum Laude.  She plans to attend Central Michigan University this fall. Cassidy is the daughter of Jim and Sandra Albrecht.

Courtnie participated in volleyball and basketball. Other activities that Courtnie is involved in are the Giving Closet, Shop with a Hero, and Senior Citizen Prom. She was also nominated for Sweetheart Court her senior year.  Courtnie works at Bob & Jamie’s and is also a camp counselor at Bay Shore Camp.  Courtnie’s favorite extracurricular activity is camping with her family. Courtnie is the daughter of Kevin and Wendi Rayl.

Ben played basketball, golf, and tennis in high school.  He was also the drum major of the band and was also a member of the National Honor Society. Ben plans to attend Oakland University this fall to study mechanical engineering.  Ben is the son of Brian and Ann Jones.

Joshua participated in numerous community involvement activities, such as: The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall Project, The Sanilac County Flags of Remembrance Project, The Diamond Trail Park Project, Food 4 Friends, Red Cross, et cetera.  He also sat on the Youth Advisory Council executive board, as well as, was President of the Sandusky National Honor Society and Key Club.  He took a large role in the newly formed SHS Robotics team as lead programmer and driver.  Throughout his career he has helped and participated with multiple school functions, featuring SHS Drama and Band.  Joshua will be attending Oakland University this fall to pursue a degree in Operations Management with a specialization in Project Management.  Joshua is the son of Dave and Michele Robinson.

Dave Albrecht, a 1966 graduate of SHS, was a successful businessman for over 30 years, a community volunteer, active in his church, very involved with his family, and a loyal Redskin fan.  Judy was a long time teacher in Sandusky and still remains involved in the community.  This scholarship was established in Dave’s memory to annually assist graduating seniors from SHS.  Those selected exemplify the characteristics of leadership, community service and school spirit while planning to further their education.

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

For Good. For Ever.