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Here are the graduates cited by the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation for academic excellence:

Reem Aburukba
Fordson High School
Hometown: Dearborn
College: University of Michigan
Career plans: Doctor
Parents: Saleh Aburukba and Samah Satout
Achievements:  Joyful Heart Foundation, president; Brehm Scholar; collected more than 800 new toys for charity and 12,000 books for schools in impoverished areas

Zahra Ahmed
Rochester High School
Hometown: Rochester Hills
College: Albion College
Career plans: Computer science
Parents: Syeda Fatima and Khaja Ahmed
Achievements: Interact Club, president; National Honor Society; RAYA Youth Recognition Award, national merit commendation

Joshua Belcher
Chandler Park Academy High School
Hometown: Detroit
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Neurosurgeon
Parents: Rosie and Glenn Belcher  
Achievements: Student Council, vice president; Gentlemen’s Club, president; 4.0 club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, dual enrollment graduate

Cederick Campbell Jr.
Renaissance High School
Hometown: Detroit
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Career plans: Architect, fashion designer
Parents: Carmen and Cederick Campbell Sr.
Achievements:  University of Michigan Architecture Prep Program; intern, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center; National Honor Society, historian; Le Club Universitaire, founder and mentor

Hamsa Ezzi
Edsel Ford High School
Hometown: Dearborn
College: University of Michigan
Career plans: Doctor
Parents:  Khozama and Adham Ezzi
Achievements:  National Honor Society, secretary, Spanish National Honor Society, officer; Student Council; Varsity Field Hockey and Track & Field, captain; All-Conference Athletic Award

Davi’ Gonzalez
Chippewa Valley High School
Hometown: Detroit
College: University of Toledo
Career plans: Neurologist
Parents:  Gwendolyn and David Gonzalez
Achievements:  National Consortium for Health Science Education, merit achievement award; Chippewa Valley HS Career Technical Medical Academy Program, merit achievement award; Detroit GDYT Police Cadet, merit award; Alpha Alpha Beta Sigma Club Detroit Chapter, merit award; Varsity Baseball Team, achievement award

Tony Harrison
Bedford High School
Hometown: Temperance
College:  Michigan State University
Career plans:  Social worker
Parents: Jennifer and Tony Harrison
Achievements: Bedford Youth Advisory Council; National Honor Society; All Mules Matter peer support group, Bedford Orchestra, first chair viola, Toledo Symphony Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; United Nations Pilgrimage delegate

Yeniece Hill
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
Hometown:  Detroit
College: Florida A&M University
Career plans:  Financial Advisor/Stock Broker
Parent:  Nicole L. Hill
Achievements:  The Midnight Golf Program, Michigan Ross School of Business Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High Schools (MREACH) program

Remington Hobson
Hill-McCloy High School
Hometown: Montrose
College: Cedarville University
Career plans: Health sciences
Parents: Amy and Tim Hobson
Achievements:  National Honor Society; Student Council, Class Officer

Emmanuel Insidioso-Tucker
Lake Michigan Catholic High School
Hometown: South Haven
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Doctor (pediatrician or internal medicine)
Parents: Nancy Insidioso and Alexander Tucker
Achievements:  National Honor Society; Soccer, first team All-District and All-Conference; Varsity Soccer, captain (2 years)

Layla Jawad
Dearborn High School
Hometown:  Dearborn
College: University of Michigan
Career plans:  Business
Parents: Lina and Muhamed Jawad
Achievements:  Business Professionals of America, placed in national level competitions; National Business Honor Society, secretary; Varsity Tennis, captain; National Honor Society; Anti-Bullying Club, secretary

Kayla Kennedy
Kenowa Hills High School
Hometown: Grand Rapids
College: Western Michigan University
Career plans: High school art teacher
Parent: Diane Kennedy
Achievements:   Graduating magna cum laude; class president; National Honor Society, vice president; Student Council, secretary; Dance Team coach, Kenowa Hills Middle School

Paris Lee
East Lansing High School
Hometown:  Lansing
College:  Lansing Community College
Career plans:  Human Resource Manager
Parents:  Carol and Stephen Lee
Achievements:  Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Servants Heart award, Distinguished Scholar award (2 years); Christians In Action, Teen of the Month award; Teen Ministry

Alexis Liskovec
Union City High School
Hometown: Tekonsha
College:  Central Michigan University
Career plans:  Criminal psychologist
Parents:  Stacey and Eric Phelps; Angie and Ben Liskovec
Achievements:   Student Council, secretary (2 years); National Honor Society, secretary; Youth in Government; Volleyball; Softball

Makazhia McGowan
Carrollton High School
Hometown: Saginaw
College:  University of Michigan
Career plans: Doctorate in psychiatry
Parent: Markisha Fuse
Achievements: Class president (3 years); Student Council, president; National Honor Society, president (2 years)

Jayla Meeks
Harrison High School
Hometown: Farmington Hills
College: University of Tulsa
Career plans: Public policy attorney
Parents: Iyona Ware and Barry Meeks
Achievements:   Class president; Diversity Committee, secretary; National Honor Society; Praise and Worship leader; organized events geared toward feeding the homeless

Chloe Moore
Berkley High School
Hometown: Southfield
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Physical therapist or athletic trainer
Parents: Darlene and Robert Ice
Achievements:  Class vice president; National Honor Society; Dean’s list (4 years)

Megan Norris
Hesperia High School
Hometown:  Hesperia
College:  Michigan State University
Career plans:  Agricultural development
Parents:   Rhonda and Scott Norris
Achievements: Co-salutatorian; National Honor Society, treasurer; Student Council, treasurer; Youth Advisory Council

Claire Quinlan
Freeland High School
Hometown:  Freeland
College:  Grand Valley State University
Career plans:  Physician
Parents:  Jill and Kevin Quinlan
Achievements:  National Honor Society; Freeland Scholars; Yearbook, editor; Girls Varsity Golf, captain; Spanish Club

Alisha Rambin
Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy
Hometown:  Detroit
College:  Wilberforce University
Career plans:  Social worker and lawyer
Parent:  Linda Rambin
Achievements:  Class president; National Honor Society
 
Blake Rubenstein
West Bloomfield High School
Hometown: West Bloomfield
College: University of Pennsylvania
Career plans: Attorney
Parents: Shoshana Rubenstein
Achievements:  National Honor Society; National Merit Commendation; Law and Politics Club, president; Class Council, vice president; Chemistry Club, vice president

Leah Schnyders
NorthPointe Christian High School
Hometown: Grand Rapids
College: Wheaton College  
Career plans:  Lawyer
Parents:  Beth and Harold Schnyders
Achievements:  National Honor Society, secretary; Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, Student Statesmanship Institute (summer 2017)

Rebekah Schrader
Grand Haven High School
Hometown: Grand Haven
College: University of Maryland
Career plans: Fire protection engineer
Parents:  Kim and Shawn Schrader
Achievements:  National Honor Society; National President's Volunteer Service Award;  MHSAA Girls Golf, state finalist (2017); VFW Voice of Democracy, state finalist (2017)

Mya Small
Lee M. Thurston High School
Hometown: Redford
College: Central Michigan University
Career plans: Social worker and psychologist
Parents: Shandel and Milton Small
Achievements: National Honor Society; National Art Honor Society

Holly Smith
Linden High School
Hometown:  Linden
College:  Central Michigan University
Career plans:  Journalist
Parents: Linda and Scott Smith
Achievements:  National Honor Society; Student Council; LINK Leader; Student of the Month

Mykala Smith
Wayne Memorial High School
Hometown: Westland
College: Ripon College
Career plans: Lawyer or Psychologist
Parents: Heather Murphy and Jason Smith
Achievements:  National Honor Society; JROTC; Zebra Battalion Robotics, first sergeant, Alpha Company; executive board of Team 313 The Bionic Zebras, adviser

Jacqueline Solis
South Haven High School
Hometown: South Haven
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Education
Parents: Esperanza Raya and Eduardo Solis
Achievements:  National Honor Society; South Haven Orchestra; FIRST Robotics; Science Olympiad; Student Council

Martisha Suttles
J.W. Sexton High School
Hometown: Lansing
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Psychiatrist
Parents: Atishia Amos-Smith and Marcus Suttles
Achievements: Young Women Empowered, treasurer; volunteer tutor (2014-16)

Mariah Tucker
Renaissance High School
Hometown:  Detroit
College:  Western Michigan University
Career plans:  Pediatric occupational therapist
Parents:  Danita and Willie Tucker
Achievements: Class parliamentarian; Delta G.E.M.S., Delta Sigma Theta Inkster Alumnae Chapter, president; Project Genesis summer youth

Corinne Vaughn
Homeschooled
Hometown: Detroit
College: Moberly Area Community College
Career plans: Film director
Parents: Leslie and Jerome Vaughn
Achievements: Student Council, vice president; Advanced Ballet; Soccer, captain’s award
 
Kierra Washington
Flint Northwestern High School
Hometown:  Flint
College: University of Michigan
Career plans: Veterinarian
Parents: Gwendolyn and Andre Washington  
Achievements:  National Honor Society, Judge Marable student of the month; Volleyball, top server, M.V.P, Saginaw Valley Conference, honorable mention
 
Miranda Wazny
Coleman High School
Hometown: Coleman
College: Central Michigan University
Career plans: Chief financial officer
Parents: Candace and Stephen Wazny
Achievements: Class valedictorian, National Honor Society; Board Scholars

Jeremy Wood
Manistee High School
Hometown:  Manistee
College: Grand Valley State University
Career plans:  Dentist
Guardian:  Marie Cabot
Achievements: Class vice president; Student Council, vice president; Yearbook, editor; Michigan Youth In Government Program, Students Against Destructive Decisions, organized canned food drive for Salvation Army

Rebecca Yang
Columbia Central High School
Hometown: Brooklyn
College: Michigan State University
Career plans: Lawyer
Parent: Ji Hua Chen
Achievements:   Class president; Student Senate, president;  Key Club, president; National Honor Society; Junior Achievement, student of the year (2016-17)

Eildert Zwart
Zeeland West High School
Hometown:  Zeeland
College:  Lawrence Technological University
Career plans:  Architectural engineer
Parents: Cindra and Derk Zwart  
Achievements:   Eagle Scout; National Honor Society; OK Green Scholar Athlete

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Quintin J. Banks
U of D Jesuit High School
Hometown:  Southfield
College:  Wayne State University
Career plans:  Broadcast journalist, photographer
Parent:  Raquel Banks
Achievements:  Senior year musical, lead actor; Marygrove honor for writing

Patrick Burrage
Belleville High School
Hometown:  Belleville
College:  Wayne State University
Career plans:  Journalism
Parents:  Stephanie and Patrick and Burrage
Achievements:  Family, Career and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA), state and national representative;  Silver Medal winner, National Competition in Washington, D.C.;  Varsity Football, captain (3 years); Football and Wrestling, All-State and All-Conference honors

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation – Board Members

Kim Trent, foundation president; senior vice president, civic and corporate engagement, DMC Strategies; Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation scholar

James Rosenfeld, foundation vice president; shareholder, Butzel Long

Marcia Hart, foundation secretary; retired, Detroit Media Partnership

Danielle McGuire, foundation assistant secretary; associate professor of history, Wayne State University

Terri Barnett Coleman, foundation treasurer; retired, North America Product Development, General Motors Corp.

Luther Keith, foundation assistant treasurer; executive director, ARISE Detroit! and former senior editor, The Detroit News

Dorothy Cocroft, retired, labor relations, General Motors Corp.

Delora Hall Tyler, foundation past-president; president, First Media Group, Inc.

Jonathan Hart, senior loan officer, Regent Financial

Isaiah McKinnon, associate professor, University of Detroit Mercy

Walter Middlebrook, former assistant managing editor, The Detroit News

Gary Miles, managing editor, The Detroit News

Alicia Nails, director, Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, Wayne State University

Carey Osmundson, communication senior manager, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D., director, Office of Guidance and Counseling, Detroit Public Schools Community District

 

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