Seven Seniors Receive Scholarships from the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club

Seven seniors were awarded scholarships from the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club earlier this week. The awards ceremony was held at the Neighborhood Club in Grosse Pointe. Based on their grades, community service involvement and recommendation by a Regina counselor, Elizabeth Nosek, Lillan Kozak, Kali West, Elizabeth Schaffran, Sofia Kirkman, Katherine Potapenko, and Kathleen Novak each received a monetary scholarship.

Elizabeth Nosek, who is one of our 2019 valedictorians, was awarded the special Anthony Kalogeridis Memorial Scholarship. Anthony Kalogeridis was the president of the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club in 2017-2018 and recently passed away. His memorial scholarship was established to help local students further their education. Elizabeth will attend Valparaiso University in Indiana in the fall to study meteorology and communications.

Kathleen Novak received the Dr. William Fulgenzi Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Fulgenzi attended the University of Detroit and Wayne State University School of Medicine graduating in 1957 with highest honors. While at the ceremony, Kathleen had the opportunity to meet Dr. Fulgenzi’s wife, Kay, who is a nurse. Kathleen will attend the University of Detroit Mercy with plans to become a nurse/nurse practitioner.

Lillian Kozak will attend Grand Valley State University and study finance; Kali West will attend the University of Detroit Mercy and study nursing; Elizabeth Schraffran will attend the University of Michigan-Dearborn and study human resources or accounting; Sofia Kirkman will attend Wayne State University and study theatre; and Katherine Potapenko will attend Grand Valley State University and study psychology/social work.

Each year, the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club and its Foundation organize the Grosse Pointe run. All money that is raised by the Grosse Pointe Run are returned to the community through scholarships, grants and support of local charities.
More information is available at https://www.grossepointerun.com/ and https://www.grossepointesunriserotary.org/