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U-M Club of Greater Detroit: Current Recipients

Bicentennial Scholarship

Olivia Raymond

Trenton High School
Bicentennial Scholarship
2021/2022

Olivia Raymond

Olivia plans to attend the University of Michigan School of Nursing in the fall. She is an intelligent and involved student. In addition to taking 7 AP classes including Psychology, Calculus, Environmental, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, and English Literature and Composition, she has a 4.28 GPA. She is a member of the varsity basketball and softball team and has received All-Academic awards for both sports. She is a part of the National Honor Society, French Club and French Honor Society, and is Student Council Secretary. She plans to specialize in pediatrics and eventually become a Nurse Practitioner.

Enzo Mignano

Monroe High School
Bicentennial Scholarship
2021/2022

Enzo Mignano

Enzo Mignano is planning to enroll in the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Urban Technology program. He is a student at Monroe High School and active in a number of extracurricular activities including: Michigan Ross Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High Schools, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America (Vice President), FIRST Robotics, Career and Technology Education Ambassador, Trojan Mentor, CALC Club (Secretary), and Interact (Rotary). He took many AP Classes such as Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, and Statistics. Along with his academic rigor, Enzo managed to be a 4-time State Competition Qualifier for Business Professionals of America and won a top prize in the Monroe County Student Trojan Build Design Competition. Enzo also participated in numerous service opportunities at his school and throughout the community.

Chance Day

Trenton High School
Bicentennial Scholarship
2021/2022

Chance Day

Chance plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is a recipient of the Bicentennial Scholarship. Chance has taken many AP classes with a focus on the sciences. AP classes include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Seminar, Research, and Calculus, finishing with a 4.253 weighted GPA and the AP scholar award. Because of this, he has received the highest academic awards offered through his high school. Chance is also a part of the National Honor Society, where he volunteers throughout his community. After school hours, Chance is the trumpet section captain for his high school marching band, and he has been a member of the marching and jazz bands for four years. Chance is also active in his school’s student council where he attends weekly meetings, and attended student council states. He has participated in 20 musicals over the course of the past 9 years in the DYPAC community theater program. In addition to his extracurriculars, Chance lifeguards at a local pool during the summer, and during his time off enjoys kayaking.

David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship

Evelyn Carroll

Skyline High School
David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship
2021/2022

Evelyn Carroll

Evelyn Carroll plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Honors Program and is a recipient of the David J. Hallissey Scholarship.  Evelyn maintained a 4.0 in high school while taking numerous AP courses and leading her school’s Health and Medicine Magnet Program. She is a National Merit Commended Student and an AP Scholar. Evelyn played varsity tennis, serving as a captain her senior year. She was an active member of her school as a representative for Student Action Senate, Skywell Club, and Science Olympiad as well as the Community Service Chair for National Honor Society. Evelyn has completed over 500 hours of community service during her high school career with organizations such as Ann Arbor Give365 and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Youth Advisory Committee. She was awarded two Varsity Letters in Community Service from the United Way and plans on continuing her service in college.
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship

Dania Ali

Saline High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2021/2022

Dania Ali

Dania plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts and is a recipient of a Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship. Dania was a member of many extracurricular activities such as vice president of the National Honors Society, treasurer of her school’s Student Council, president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, and participated in Link Crew which is a school organization that helps mentor incoming high school freshman. Dania also had an extensive list of AP and advanced courses which consisted of language and composition, chemistry, government, biology, statistics, psychology, and advanced architectural CAD. While managing these classes and in-school activities, Dania balanced two jobs which consisted of dealing with handicapped medical patients and handling leasing agreements with college students and also volunteered at her local Red Cross association. She is also a very active student who has played soccer throughout her academic career and began participating in Crossfit training around three years ago. Dania has earned regional, divisional, and state-wide awards for her CAD skills and recognitions for her academic achievements throughout her high school career.

Kaitlin Showalter

Walled Lake Northern High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2021/2022

Kaitlin Showalter

Kaitlin plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science and Arts and is a recipient of the Roger and Elaine Zatkoff Scholarship. She has played Varsity Soccer and Volleyball at WL Northern, earning All-Conference Honors in volleyball, and is a Lakes Valley Conference Scholar Athlete. She was inducted into the National Honor Society and the National German Honor Society in 2019. Kaitlin is Class Council Treasurer her senior year and was a class representative all four years of high school. She is a U.S. Soccer certified referee since 2018 and works part-time in this role. She has been a member of the CW3 Jaguars soccer club since the age of 5 years old and has played several years of national level club volleyball as well. Kaitlin takes a rigorous course curriculum, with 6 AP classes as a senior and a 4.3 GPA. She will have completed 11 AP classes and will graduate with an AP Capstone Diploma designation. She earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award in 2020. Kaitlin participated in the WLN German Exchange Program in 2018-2019. She has studied Mandarin Chinese outside of school since kindergarten and intends to major in Microbiology with a minor in German Studies and/or Asian Languages and Cultures. Kaitlin plans to participate in Club Soccer or possibly Club Volleyball and in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) as well.

Emily Song

Canton High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2021/2022

Emily Song

Emily plans to enroll in the College of Engineering (and is the recipient of the Roger and Elaine Zatkoff Scholarship). Emily participated in varsity swimming & tennis in high school and earned scholar-athlete honors in both sports. She also has played soccer at the Canton Soccer Club for 10 years and has served as an official soccer referee for 5 years. She is ranked number one academically in graduating class, participated in four years of the district’s STEM academy, and earned AP Scholar with Distinction, and was selected to the National Honor Society. She has played piano for 10 years and Saxophone for 4 years, earned the highest level piano rating in Michigan Music Teachers Association student achievement testing. She has performed various dance styles over 12 years including in her studio’s competition team, served as team choreographer for her school’s K-Pop dance team, and served as an active board member for her school’s Korean Culture Club. She participated in Asian Pacific American Club and served as the Association of Chinese Americans summer camp counselor. She teaches and tutors in Math and English, and instructed students in Wuhan, China, during the start of COVID-19.

Sophia Tesic

Mercy High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2021/2022

Sophia Tesic

Sophia Tesic plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and is the recipient of the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship. Sophia’s rigorous academic schedule included numerous AP and honors courses. She earned the status of National Merit Finalist and was a Salutatorian for her graduating class. Sophia was a state officer for the Michigan Junior Classical League and also a 4x gold medal/summa cum laude recipient from the National Latin Exam. While a student at Mercy High School, Sophia was the leader of CyberPatriot, a co-leader of the Genes in Diseases and Symptoms Club, a 3x HOSA state competition qualifier, a Division I violin soloist at Solo & Ensemble, a National Honor Society member, and part of the tennis and quiz bowl teams. Outside of school, Sophia was a member of the miRcore Volunteer Program, where she served as a group leader for the computational biology camp. Sophia also volunteered locally as a math tutor and Science Olympiad coach.

Hemil Shah

Farmington High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2021/2022

Hemil Shah

Hemil Shah graduated from Farmington High School with a 4.0 Unweighted GPA. Academically, he has taken over a dozen AP classes and 2 dual enrollment courses during high school. Outside of school, he was a member of several clubs, played Varsity Tennis for 4 years, volunteered as a tutor, participated on a competitive dance team, and was a summer research intern at the UM Rogel Cancer Center. Some of the leadership roles Hemil took on included being Captain of his school’s Science Bowl team which he co founded, DECA Vice President, Science Olympiad Co-Captain, Varsity Tennis Co-Captain and Founder of his school’s Biology Olympiad. Hemil enjoys trivia very much and his team qualified for Nationals in Quiz Bowl and placed 2nd in the state of Michigan in Science Bowl. Some of his awards include: USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, FPS Superintendent’s Award, Michigan Math Prize Round 2 Qualifier, DECA State Finalist and ICDC qualifier, and National Merit Commended. Lastly, in his free time, Hemil enjoys playing soccer and basketball, reading fiction, and mountain biking.

Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship

Parker Szachta

Clarkston High School
Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship
2021/2022

Parker Szachta

Parker Szachta is from Clarkston High School in Clarkston, MI, where he finds the excitement in math! He will be his school’s Valedictorian with a weighted GPA above 4.5, and he is a National AP Scholar. He will attend the University of Michigan College of Engineering and is interested in being a Computer Science or Data Science major. He also is a Math Club Co-Captain and Co-Founder, where he brought two math competitions to his school. He earned the highest score of 191 Michigan Math Prize Competition tests taken at his school, and he took AP Calculus BC in 9th grade. Parker also likes spreading the excitement of progress to others: he spent over two years on his school’s first Robotics Competition Hall of Fame team, Team RUSH. He was the Business/Media Subteam Captain and oversaw six students in creating weekly newsletters about the team. He also coached eight third-graders in first LEGO League Junior through weekly meetings. Parker wants to make another passionate project in college: a website sharing mental health forums and resources. This way, he would spread positivity and optimism to unite people!

Alexis Fisher

Bedford Senior High School
Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship
2021/2022

Alexis Fisher

Alexis is a graduate from Bedford High School and is enrolled in the University of Michigan College of LS&A. She is the recipient of the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarship. Alexis took many Honors and AP classes, such as Calculus AB, Psychology, Biology, World History, and English Language. She is graduating with a 4.2 GPA. Alexis was very involved in robotics, 4-H, and dance. She served as the Captain of the robotics team, the President of multiple 4-H clubs, and as a district youth 4-H representative. Through these programs, she was also very involved in the community through various service projects. Alexis mentored many younger robotics teams throughout high school. In 2019, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, and also was a part of the SEC All Academic team as a senior.

Alicia Qin

Plymouth High School
Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship
2021/2022

Alice Qin

Alicia plans to enroll in the Ross School of Business and is the recipient of the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarship. Alicia maintained an unweighted GPA of 4.0 throughout high school with a rigorous coursework, including ten AP courses. In school, Alicia served as president of the GET-IT club as well as a board member of the Eco Club. Athletically, she was captain of the varsity tennis team, competed on the varsity cross country team, and is classically trained in the Cecchetti ballet method grade 5. Outside of school, Alicia served on the BEAT team of the Michigan Youth Empowerment Foundation and as the Social Media Director of inteGIRLS Detroit. She is an avid artist, winning several Gold and Silver Keys in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and she has performed the piano at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Throughout high school, Alicia has been commended as a National AP Scholar as well as a National Merit Scholarship recipient.

Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship

Arvin Yaple

Ernest W. Seaholm High School
Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship
2021/2022

Arvin Yaple

Arvin is a graduate of Ernest W. Seaholm High School in Birmingham. He intends to enroll in the College of LS&A. Arvin earned a GPA of over 4.0 and completed 8 AP courses including BC Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, English Language, Environmental Science, Physics, and United States History. He achieved multiple academic honors including College Board AP Scholar with Honor, advancing to level two of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, and winning the UM Regents Merit scholarship. Outside of class, Arvin was a member of the NHS, Science NHS, Rotary club, and was president of the Environment Club and National Chinese Honors Society. He also joined the tennis team and forensics team, where he advanced to the state competition multiple times. During his summers, Arvin volunteered at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he helped patients apply for government support. Logging hundreds of hours, he won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. In his free time, Arvin worked at a local smoothie shop.

Harold duCharme Scholarship

Annmarie Guarino

Divine Child High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2021/2022

Annmarie Guarino

Annmarie Guarino is the recipient of the 2021/2022 Harold duCharme Scholarship, and has been accepted into the College of Engineering in Ann Arbor where she will study Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.  She attended Divine Child High School, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class (earning a cumulative GPA of 4.51 GPA in a rigorous 4-year pre-engineering curriculum that included 8 AP courses and 8 Honors courses).  She was elected as the Senior Drum Major of the 90-member competitive High School Marching Band, and was known for taking extra time to mentor new band members, section leaders, and sophomore and junior drum majors.  She was also elected President of the Symphonic Band, and ultimately awarded both the John Philip Sousa National Band Award, and the Outstanding Leadership in Band Award.  She held executive positions in both the Model United Nations Organization and the school’s Astronomy Club.  The College Board and the Society of Women Engineers have bestowed upon her the National AP Scholar with Distinction Award and the Michigan Tech University Certificate of Merit (respectively).  Annmarie is well known for volunteer service with several local charitable organizations including Gleaners Food Bank and the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

James H. LoPrete Scholarship

Mackenzie Martin

Detroit Country Day School
James H. LoPrete Scholarship
2021/2022

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie will be a freshman in the Ross School of Business this fall and plans to study Finance and Mandarin Chinese. She is honored to be the recipient of the James H. Loprete Scholarship. Since 8th grade, Mackenzie and her sister have owned and operated MK Blanket Wraps, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Detroit’s homeless through handing out over 1100 sewn Blanket Wraps and teaching sewing programs at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Additionally, Mackenzie has served as Vice President of HAVEN’s Youth Advisory Board and Chairman of the 2019 Detroit Girls’ World Expo. On top of a rigorous academic schedule, she was elected President of Student Council for senior year and Recording Secretary for junior year. Mackenzie has played high level travel soccer for both Michigan Hawks and Royal Oak FC since she was in second grade. She was a four year varsity soccer player and three year varsity field hockey player at Detroit Country Day School. Mackenzie has earned multiple awards including the Yale Book Award, Prudential Spirit of Community Distinguished Finalist Award, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Youth Achievement Awards, the Soroptimist International Violet Richardson Award and Grant Recipient, and the 2019 SEEN Magazine Detroit Youth Changemaker Award. Mackenzie is so excited to be at the University of Michigan in the fall. Go Blue!

Jasmine Bains

Canton High School
James H. LoPrete Scholarship
2021/2022

Jasmine Bains

Jasmine Bains is a Canton High School graduate and has enrolled in the College of LSA. Jasmine finished first in her class with an overall weighted GPA of 4.21. Jasmine had a rigorous academic curriculum including many AP classes in world history, U.S. history, microeconomics, macroeconomics, Spanish, English Composition, calculus, and biology. Jasmine is well-rounded and participates in many clubs and sports. Throughout high school, Jasmine played soccer and field hockey and received awards such as Best Forward Player and Appreciation Awards. Jasmine is an active member of numerous clubs including National Honors Society, Rotary Interact, and Student Council. Jasmine is the Administrative Director on the Executive Board of her school’s National Honors Society where she takes on many responsibilities for the club. Jasmine also volunteers for numerous organizations and specifically with P.B.J. Outreach where she provides toiletries and food to homeless people in Detroit. Jasmine has enjoyed her time at Canton High School and is excited to see what her future at the University of Michigan holds.
Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship

Seth Palmer

Oxford High School
Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship
2021/2022

Seth Palmer

Seth Palmer is an Oxford High School graduate and enrolled in the College of Engineering with a goal to study biomedical engineering in preparation for medical school. Seth is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. With over a 4.1 GPA, Seth took a rigorous course curriculum that included ten AP classes. In addition to his academic schedule, he participated in HOSA- Future Health Professionals becoming a regional finalist his Junior & Senior years, was a member of his High School JV soccer team and participated in 8 years of Club soccer, was an active member of National Honors Society and was a member of the Oxford Symphony Orchestra where he was principal cellist his Junior and Senior years and was awarded multiple MSBOA top rankings both regionally and on the state level. Seth was also involved in Boy Scouts where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with a silver palm. He stayed active in volunteering in his community, through Boy Scouts, National Honors Society, and his Church Youth Group. He participated in building bird houses for Oakland County Parks, the Flint Water Drive, Flint Clothing Drive, Midland Flood Clean-up, serving in soup kitchens, tutored through NHS and led a community project to index local cemeteries.

Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Tess Carichner

Saline High School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship
2021/2022

Tess C

Tess Carichner plans to enroll in The School of Nursing and is the recipient of the Lloyd and Laurie Carr Scholarship. Tess has a 4.06. Her favorite classes are AP Biology and AP History. As a freshman, Tess co-founded Minding your Mind Matters, a mental health awareness club which promotes education, advocacy and stigma reduction. She received the National American Legion Auxiliary Good Deed Award for suicide prevention. Tess is an inaugural student board member of the Washtenaw County Schools Peer-to-Peer and UM Eisenberg Family Depression Center. She is an International Days for Girls Ambassador who presented on women’s health and distributed feminine hygiene kits in South Africa and Ann Arbor. Tess sewed 500 COVID masks for nurses at St. Joe’s hospital. Tess is 2020 Saline Youth of the Year and 2020 Washtenaw County Young Citizen of the Year. She attended the 2019 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar. She is a Varsity Track Captain and Varsity Cross Country athlete. She attended the LPGA Leadership Academy. She enjoyed The University of Michigan School of Music, Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program and Girls in Music and Technology, as well as The Ross School of Business’ MREACH.

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