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Auxiliary announces 2018 scholarship winners


The Oaklawn Auxiliary has selected four area residents to receive $1,250 scholarships to apply to their educational advancement.

This year’s recipients are:

– Karleigh Ann Butler of Tekonsha, daughter of Raymond and Amy Butler. She is a 2017 graduate of Homer High School and is a freshman at Oakland University. She will transfer to Lansing Community College to continue working towards a nursing/nurse practitioner career.

– Emily Marie Rogers of Jonesville, daughter of Stephen and Michele Rogers. She will graduate in June from Jonesville High School and plans to attend Jackson College to pursue a career in radiology.

– Megan Smith of Battle Creek, daughter of David and Elesha Smith. She will graduate in June from Pennfield High School and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center. She plans to attend Huntington University to pursue a career in nursing.

– Tyler Andrews of Charlotte, son of Bill Andrews and Annette Andrews. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and is expected to continue his studies at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The four recipients were selected primarily on the criteria of motivation, desire to pursue a degree in a health-care field and evidence of good citizenship and writing skills. Financial need was not a consideration.

The auxiliary welcomes use of the scholarship funds at any educational institution. This is the eighth year that the scholarship program has been offered.

The auxiliary raises the scholarship funds throughout the year through fundraising events such as popcorn sales as well as annual Bunco and “purse Bingo” parties.