Grass Lake High School Students Receive Prestigious Awards
Celeste Rousseau Named National Merit Finalis
We announced earlier this year that Grass Lake High School senior, Celeste Rousseau, was named a National Merit Semi-finalist. Of more than 16,000 semi-finalists, she has been selected as a Finalist; and this March, she will learn if she is one of 8,300 students to receive a National Merit Scholarship (less than 1% of all high school seniors across the country are awarded this). To our knowledge, Celeste is the first student to be named a finalist in Grass Lake recorded history. Grass Lake Community Schools is proud of her and wishes her the best of luck. On Senior Awards Night, she will be recognized for all of her accomplishments.
Zach has been honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for his exemplary volunteer service. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities, will be presented at Senior Awards Night on May 30 at 7 p.m. The Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama presents this award.
Zach earned this award for the many hours he has volunteered over the last three years at the Copper Nail and Coe House. At the Copper Nail, he has helped to repair things around the building, moved things, and assisted with other odd jobs. In addition, he helped to put in new windows, did landscaping/gardening, and worked the Heritage Days for the Coe House.
We at Grass Lake High School are proud to announce that Zach Gascoyne has received this honor and wish Zach the best in his future endeavors. With the dedication to his community and to service, we are confident Zach will continue to spread his wealth of volunteerism to communities beyond Grass Lake.
Paul Rankin has received a full Air Force ROTC scholarship to Michigan State University. At MSU, he plans to major in electrical engineering. Once Paul graduates from MSU, he is obligated to serve the equivalent amount of years in the Air Force as he spent in college. However, Paul plans to work in the Air Force for a minimum of 20 years to earn retirement. After he retires, he believes he may even join the private sector while on Air Force retirement.
This is a highly competitive scholarship, and Grass Lake High School is impressed by the Paul’s accomplishments! His award will also be announced at Awards Night on May 30.