June 9, 2022

Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce, Heather Williford, graduate of Sandusky High School, is this year’s recipient of the Thee Valhalla Scholarship for 2021.

Heather is the daughter of Tammy and Jeff Williford. In high school, she played varsity soccer, was on the cheer team (sideline and competitive) and participated in Quiz Bowl and the Academic Games. Heather also graduated as valedictorian of her class and was a member of the National Honor Society. She will be attending the University of California, Davis to study mathematics/statistics.

“Valhalla” is Scandinavian for “Viking Heaven”.  Drawing from his Viking heritage and love for math, this fund was established in November of 2002 by a 26-year veteran teacher at Sandusky High School.  The donor, who passed away unexpectedly in 2009, requested that recipients of this scholarship either establish a similar fund themselves or donate back to this fund to perpetuate student interest in mathematics.

The Thee Valhalla 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.