January 25, 2022

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Hannah Leen and Kenton Wood are the recipients of the Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship for 2021.

Hannah graduated from Sandusky High School and will be attending Michigan State University. During high school she played volleyball, basketball, and softball. Hannah was also a member of the Sandusky National Honor Society, the Sanilac FFA, and Sanilac County 4-H. Hannah’s parents are Mike and Julie Leen.




Kenton graduated from Brown City High School and will be attending Northern Michigan University for a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He was a tri-sport athlete throughout most of high school with a gpa above a 4.0. His best sport in high school was football where Kenton received the Bob Snyder lineman of the year award and his favorite part about it is the brotherhood that is built with it. Kenton was a member of the National Honor Society and the math academic games team. His parents are Kevin and Kelly Wood.


The Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship was established in 1999.  Kim Rhead is a former state legislator from the 83rd District.  He and his wife, Margaret, decided to start a scholarship fund to give something back to the community where they lived and raised their family for so many years.  This money goes to help students active in their school, church and community, but who may fall through the college funding cracks.  Awards are to go to gifted students, with special consideration to students that may not qualify for other assistance.

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.

For Good. For Ever.