2021 Academic Awards Banquet

On Thursday, May 13, the Catholic Central community gathered at the Fr. Richard Elmer stadium to recognize the academic excellence of more than 400 students. 
 
The students were recognized for departmental awards, various honor roles, and exceptional achievements. In addition, there were a handful of special awards given out. 

  • FREDERICK DOUGLAS AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY AWARD
    • Recipient: Cole Nogawa ’22
    • Awarded to the outstanding junior who has earned strong grades and has taken rigorous courses in the humanities and social sciences. 
    • Recipients are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships totalling at least $40,000 over four years.

  • RENSSELAER MEDAL AWARD
    • Recipient: Jonah Hurley ’22
    • Awarded to the promising juniors who have distinguished themselves in both mathematics and science. 
    • The merit scholarship has a total minimum value of $120,000 over four years, upon enrolling at Rensselaer.

  • JUNIOR BUSINESS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
    • Recipient: Jonah Hurley ’22
    • The Junior Business Student of the Year Award includes a $2,000 per year renewable scholarship* ($8,000 over four years) to Northwood University and a fully paid scholarship to attend NU’s LAB Camp - which stands for - Learn About Business.

  • DECA EMERGING LEADER AWARD
    • Recipient: Matthew Paluk ’21
    • The DECA Emerging Leader Award is awarded to provide recognition of graduating DECA members studying marketing, finance, hospitality, or management AND for being an academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA.
    • Only eight students from Michigan were selected.

  • EDWARD SIWIK ‘80 RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Recipient: Thomas Grace ’21
    • The Edward Siwik Residential Scholarship in remembrance of Edward Siwik, Catholic Central class of 1980 and a student at the University of Michigan. 
    • Applicants must be accepted to and plan to attend the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. 
  • REGINALD L. TUCKER ’73 SCHOLARSHIP
    • Recipient: Matthew Kozma ’21
    • Awarded annually in memory of Reginald L. Tucker, Catholic Central class of 1973. 
    • Reginald passed away in 1984, but distinguished himself as a student and a lawyer, and touched many lives with his vibrant personality.

  • CHICK EVANS SCHOLARSHIP FOR CADDIES AWARD
    • Recipient: Joseph McComb ’21
    • The Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies is a full, four-year college scholarship for golf caddies.  For more than 85 years, the Western Golf Association has overseen the Evans Scholars Program, which is among the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs. 

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