December 18, 2023

The Sanilac County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Gary Kettlewell Memorial Scholarship is Kimberly Abrego.

Kimberly Abrego’s parents are Bret Abrego and Lisa Light-Abrego. She graduated from Peck High School, where she played volleyball her senior year and played the clarinet in the school band and was able to obtain the first chair position the last few years of her high school career. Kimberly is attending Michigan State University, where she is majoring in Crop and Soil Sciences and minoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability.

Gary was a 1967 graduate of Peck High School. He joined the Marines while in school and after graduation served in Vietnam. When he returned home from the service he went to college and graduated from Michigan State.

After his father’s death, he returned home to help his Mom run the farm. On April 19, 1985, Gary was on a tractor working the ground when he was struck by lightning and killed. Gary was 35 years old. His Mother established this agricultural scholarship for a Peck High School student in honor of his memory.

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

For Good. For Ever.