Article by Brynn Hamer
The Battle Creek Foundation Dinner was held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Battle Creek High School. Many community members were able to attend and support the foundation in sponsoring scholarships for Battle Creek students.
Speaker on the night was Battle Creek alum Angie Klein, Vice President at Verizon. Klein shared how Battle Creek impacted her life and career, and she stressed how she will always have fond memories of this community.
A total of 22 scholarships were awarded to seniors at the end of the evening, an amount totaling $15,200. A total of 172 dinner tickets were purchased by community members for the evening’s festivities, up from approximately 140 last year. Goody’s Grill provided an amazing meal of shrimp alfredo, and underclassmen assisted in serving those in attendance. Thanks to all who made this special event possible.
The following scholarships were awarded:
Battle Creek Foundation Scholarships ($500.00)
Bret Ponton Foundation Scholarships ($1000.00)
Jim Gray Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($500.00)
Kropp Family Scholarship ($1000.00)
Eugene & Carolyn Prauner Family Scholarship ($1000.00)
“Live Like Marcus” Memorial Scholarships ($1000.00)
The Hughes Family Scholarship ($500.00)
Battle Creek Science Scholarship ($500.00)
Becky Schroeder Memorial Scholarship ($500.00)
John Greer Memorial Scholarship ($200.00)
The Kirby Family Scholarship ($500.00)