WARREN, Mich. – On Tuesday, De La Salle Collegiate seniors Gabriel Kirck and Cameron Thompson were among this year’s recipients of the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarships.
Kirck and Thompson were awarded their scholarships during a special Zoom ceremony hosted by Sunrise Rotary Club Administrator Dennis Hyduk. Each student was asked to prepare a 2-5 minute presentation where they could discuss their involvement in community service as well as announce their plans for the future.
Kirck, of Grosse Pointe Woods, plans to attend Olivet (Mich.) College and play college baseball for the Comets. Thompson, of Grosse Pointe Park, has enlisted in the U.S. Navy and will report to the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Chicago, in August.
The Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club and its foundation are organizers of the annual Grosse Pointe Run each September along Lakeshore Blvd. The monies raised during this event are returned to the community through scholarships, grants and support of local charities.
Through its fun run, Sunrise Rotary supports many local causes and provides over $23,000 in annual scholarships to outstanding students from De La Salle Collegiate, Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South, Harper Woods and Regina High School.
The Rotary also provides financial support to Kids on the Go, Full Circle, Better Way Detroit, Soar Detroit, Pope Francis Center, Phoemale, Days for Girls, Rotary – Operation Warm, Rotary- Polio, Grosse Pointe North Interact, and prepares and serves free hot lunches at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Detroit to the parishioners and area needy.