2017-05-18 / Lifestyles

ISD awards top students


Above, ISD 2017 Students of the Year included: Hunter Miller, Kyle Taylor, Dan Phillips, Nathan Price, and Caitlin Sefcik (not pictured are Megan Boyd and Zachary Middaugh). At right, Daniel Phillips, Joseph Hampton Achievement Award winner, with Jerry and Terry Hampton. Courtesy photos Above, ISD 2017 Students of the Year included: Hunter Miller, Kyle Taylor, Dan Phillips, Nathan Price, and Caitlin Sefcik (not pictured are Megan Boyd and Zachary Middaugh). At right, Daniel Phillips, Joseph Hampton Achievement Award winner, with Jerry and Terry Hampton. Courtesy photos MANISTIQUE – Daniel Phillips earned Career and Technical Education’s highest award, the Joseph Hampton Achievement Award, at the Intermediate School District’s awards program.

As part of the Hampton Award, Phillips was presented with the $1,000 Joseph Hampton/Ivan Ryan Scholarship and $50 Educational Association Scholarship. The Hampton award is presented annually to a student who has shown outstanding achievement in his/her Career and Technical Education program. It was established in honor of Joseph Hampton, the first director of Career and Technical Education at the ISD.

The Hampton/Ryan Scholarship also recognizes Ivan Ryan, who served many of his 28 years with the ISD as a director of CTE.

Phillips is a Manistique High School senior, enrolled for the past year in the ISD construction trades program. His interest in construction started when he and his grandfather worked together building a cabin, and that led Phillips wanting to learn more through the ISD construction program. Phillips is active in several school activities, swimming and diving.

He is also a junior board member and regular volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Phillips works at NAPA Auto Parts and Zeller Excavating, and he has his own lawn care business. Phillips would like to take his interest in construction and apply it in a road construction career. He already has experience operating heavy machinery in the family logging business, and he will attend the North Country Heavy Equipment School in Escanaba.


Above, ISD Technical Honor Society Members include: Caitlin Sefcik, Allison Roberts, Emily Baker, and Madison Kraatz (not pictured is Megan Boyd). 
Courtesy photo Above, ISD Technical Honor Society Members include: Caitlin Sefcik, Allison Roberts, Emily Baker, and Madison Kraatz (not pictured is Megan Boyd). Courtesy photo Each CTE program section selects an outstanding student to be the Student of the Year. Students were interviewed for top awards by the selection committee that included Susan King and Cathy Knight.

• Dan Phillips – Construction Trades a.m. section

• Hunter Miller – Construction Trades p.m. section

• Zachary Middaugh – Pre- Engineering

• Caitlin Sefcik – Health Occupations, a.m. section

• Megan Boyd – Health Occupations, p.m. section

• Kyle Taylor – Welding

• Nathan Price – Automotive Technology

The ISD Technical Education Honor Society honored two returning members from last year, Allison Roberts and Caitlin Sefcik, and inducted three new members including Emily Baker, Megan Boyd, and Madison Kraatz.

Bob Crumb, CEO of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, awarded $250 scholarships to students in the health occupations program who received part of their training through work based learning at the hospital. Students receiving SMH scholarships were Mia Hyland and Megan Boyd. Karen Christie presented the Lorraine Vaughn Memorial Scholarship to Natasha Joslin from the health occupations program in appreciation of the excellent care her parents received while at Hidden Estates. Joslin received work based learning at Hidden Estates while helping their residents.

Other scholarships included:

• $500 Bay College – Megan Boyd, Kyle Taylor, Caitlin Sefcik and Ariel Cousineau

• $500 VanAire Inc. Technical Skills – Kyle Taylor

• $250 Rapid River Relic Riders – Caitlin Sefcik

• $500 ISD Leadership – Megan Boyd

• $500 ISD Science Technology Engineering and Math – Zack Middaugh

• $50 Michigan Education Association – Daniel Phillips

Scholarship support is appreciated by students who are continuing their education. Individuals, groups, and businesses interested in offering a scholarship that would be awarded next spring can call Cathy Knight at (906) 786- 9300, ext. 343.

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