KCC Foundation announces 17 Gold Key Scholars

A collage of the portraits of the KCC Foundation's 17 2019-20 Gold Key Scholars.

Kellogg Community College is proud to announce 17 recipients of the KCC Foundation’s Gold Key Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious scholarship.

Gold Key Scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen to recognize and encourage outstanding academic and personal achievement, leadership and community service. Recipients are awarded $4,500 each year for up to two academic years to use toward tuition, fees and books.

Applicants for the Gold Key Scholarships must be current high school graduates entering KCC as full-time students, have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT of 1030 or higher. They must also demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and involvement in school activities.

“These students have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership and service to their community,” said Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation. “We welcome them this fall to KCC, where we are confident they will be successful in their educational pursuits.”

The KCC Foundation’s 2019-20 Gold Key Scholars include:

  • Jaida Boggerty, of Battle Creek, a senior at Lakeview High School. Boggerty, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the Calhoun Area Career Center, plans to study health science. She was awarded the Hugh McPherson Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Gabrielle Costello, of Olivet, a senior at Bellevue High School. Costello, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, plans to student elementary/secondary education. She was awarded the Lela M. Karcher Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Ellie Davis, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Davis, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study music and art education. She was awarded the Elizabeth H. Binda Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Nicholas Dwe-Hein, of Battle Creek, a senior at St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Dwe-Hein, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study business management. He was awarded the Leonard W. and Dorotha C. Dott Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Payton Espolon, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Espolon, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study social work. She was awarded the Kim R. Cortright Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Jacqueline Gallegos, of Coldwater, a senior at Coldwater High School. Gallegos, who is a dual-enrolled student at the Branch Area Careers Center, plans to study secondary math education. She was awarded the Lela M. Karcher Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Grace Hall, of Battle Creek, a senior at Pennfield High School. Hall, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, plans to study medicine. She was awarded the Lindsay B. Draime Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Brendan Halverson, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Halverson, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study biochemistry. He was awarded the Melvin H., Doris A. and Fovette E. Dush Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Rachel Harvey, of Coldwater, a senior at Coldwater High School. Harvey plans to take courses with an interest toward the medical field. She was awarded the Mildred E. Hoover Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Irene Hibbard, of East Leroy, a senior at St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Hibbard, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the CACC, plans to study nursing. She was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kayla Langford, of Marshall, a senior at Marshall High School. Langford plans to study education. She was awarded the Franke Family Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Jonathan Martin, of Battle Creek, a senior at Athens High School. Martin, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study materials/sports science and astronomy. He was awarded the Robert L. and Lois H. Brenner Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Payton Molnar, of Coldwater, a senior at Coldwater High School. Molnar plans to study speech pathology and audiology. She was awarded the Bertha M. Smith Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Elayna Potter, of Marshall, a senior at Marshall Academy. Potter, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study elementary education. She was awarded the Virginia M. Hensley Gold Key Scholarship.
  • James Pritchard, of Battle Creek, a senior at Marshall Academy. Pritchard, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the CACC, plans to study to become a paramedic. He was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Sarah Smith, of Bellevue, a senior at Olivet High School. Smith, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC and the CACC, plans to study education. She was awarded the Ethel Groos Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Wyatt Waterbury, of Bellevue, a senior at Bellevue High School. Waterbury, who is a dual-enrolled student at KCC, plans to study optometry and business. He was awarded the Ethel Groos Gold Key Scholarship.

High-resolution photos of each scholarship recipient are available for download for use by the media from KCC’s 2019-20 KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholars Flickr album online at www.flickr.com/photos/kelloggcommunitycollege/albums/72157691158911233.

For more information about the KCC Foundation or Gold Key Scholarships or to contribute to scholarships, please contact KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham at 269-965-4161 or visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.

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