January 29, 2021

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Brown City Schools / Seager-Swartz Scholarship, Jackson Brower, Valyn Cutchre, Saige Jager, Maria Madia, Johnathan Martus, Haley Smith and Kaitlyn Fletcher.

Jackson Brower, the son of David and Susan Brower, plans to attend Oakland University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Secondary Education in hopes of one day becoming a high school science teacher. During his time at Brown City High School, Jackson was a member of many communities; bowling team, band, National Honors Society and also served on student council.

Valyn Cutcher, the daughter of Kenneth and Kay Cutcher, plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. During her high school career, she was involved in the National Honors Society and a college ambassador for her junior and senior years. Throughout high school Valyn was a multi-sport athlete, involved in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Her junior year she completed the health occupation course through the Sanilac County Career Center, which gave her the opportunity to get a head start on her education in the health field. Valyn has worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant since she completed this course.

Saige Jager is the daughter of Ryan and Stephanie Jager. This year Saige was honored being voted Brown City’s Homecoming Queen. During high school she participated in Cross Country and Softball. Saige was a member of the National honor Society, prom committee, and pre-school helper. This fall, Saige plans to attend St. Clair County Community College with plans to become a registered nurse, specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care Unity as she has always had a love for babies and children.

Maria Madia, the daughter of Chris and Mary Madia and the youngest of 3 girls. During high school, Maria played softball and was on the varsity competitive cheer team. She was a Girl Scout in elementary, helped with community service such as food drives and events outside of school. Maria strives to be a severe mental illness counselor aspiring a degree in social work at Oakland University.

Johnathan Martus, son of Jim and Kara Martus, plans to attend Ferris State University to study HVAC and pursue an associate degree. During high school, he enjoyed participating in football, basketball, wrestling, and track while working part time. Johnathan also kept busy with various woodworking projects.


Haley Smith, daughter of Chris and Regina Smith, plans to attend Oakland University to major in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with plans to attend Medical School to become a doctor. During school, she participated in track and cross country. Haley was also a part of the National Honor Society for the past two years, with this year being the Vice President. Haley has been Vice President of her class for the past 5 years. For the past six years, she has participated in 4-H, showing Prospect and                                                                                                                     Big Beef and doing projects as well.


Kaitlyn Fletcher, daughter of Jason and Melissa Fletcher. She is the valedictorian of Brown City high School. Kaitlyn has taken 10 duel enrollment classes and has graduated with over 30 college credits, a GPA over 4.0, and an SAT score of 1360. She has been an active member of the Brown City National Honor Society and part of the Brown City track and field and cross country teams. This fall she plans to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry.


The Brown City Schools / Seager-Swartz Scholarship was established in 2019 to commemorate the lives of Lola K. and Miner Seager.  This scholarship is awarded to an eligible Brown City Community Schools graduating high school senior that is accepted to a State of Michigan supported college (post-secondary institution).

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.