Five seniors receive rotary awards

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GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (May 7, 2019) – The generosity of the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary will make college expenses a little easier for five De La Salle seniors.

In an awards ceremony, held at the Neighborhood Club in Grosse Pointe, the Rotary group awarded scholarships to Damian Anonick, Catino Cammarata, Robert Cornwell, Christian Dean, and John Lietzow.

Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.

Anonick received the special Harvey Hohlfeldt Memorial Scholarship, and later met Kaye Hohlfeldt, Harvey’s widow, her son Dale Hohlfeldt, and grandson Jeff Hohlfeldt. The family owns Northern Industrial Manufacturing in Harrison Township. Because of Anonick’s interest in majoring in product design at Western Michigan University, the Hohlfeldts have invited him to contact them about a possible summer internship.  

“That internship offer is very exciting,” Anonick said.

Last fall, the District of Northeastern America used Anonick’s Christmas card design for their 2018 greeting. Read more

The other students and their college plans are: Cammarata (Wayne State University, Nursing or Business); Cornwell (Albion College, Political Science, Spanish, and Music); Dean (University of Michigan, Art and Design); and Lietzow (Wayne State University, Finance).

Exemplifying Rotary International’s motto of  “Service Above Self,” the group annually awards the one-time scholarships to deserving area high school students to assist in furthering their education plans.

In addition, to a recommendation by his or her counselor, each student must provide a transcript of grades, a college acceptance letter, and a brief biographical  sketch detailing community service involvement.

Proceeds from Sunrise Rotary’s Annual Grosse Pointe Run, held each September, are used for the scholarships.

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