Honor Credit Union announces winners of the annual Community Commitment Scholarship

BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI (May 14, 2020) — Honor Credit Union is proud to support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship. Twenty-four students throughout Michigan received $1,000 to be used towards furthering their education. Reinforcing Honor Credit Union’s dedication to supporting the local community, an emphasis on community involvement and extracurricular activities was part of the Community Commitment Scholarship application.

The following students exemplify community commitment and are positive role models for their community service and academic success:

  • Kylee Cromer – Dowagiac Union High School
  • Anna Cleveland – Edwardsburg High School
  • Matthew Anderson – Ross Beatty Jr/Sr High School
  • Regan Rose – Decatur High School
  • Hunter Zartman – Otsego High School
  • Hunter Pitsch – Portage Northern High School
  • Mariah York – Gwinn High School
  • Greta Rickauer – Marquette Senior High School
  • Alex Munson – Negaunee High School
  • Chase Jensen – Ishpeming High School
  • Audrey Bakerson – Homeschool
  • Kadin Mills – Buchanan High School
  • Maeli Rogers – Niles High School
  • Lauren Schaer – Berrien Springs High School
  • Megan Neubecker – Coloma High School
  • Makenzie Worden – Paw Paw High School
  • Yazmine Hall – South Haven High School
  • Jonathon Miesse – St. Joseph High School
  • Mason Gardiner – Lakeshore High School
  • Emma Woodard – Lakeshore High School
  • Mikaela Owen – Bridgman High School
  • Taylor Medendorp – Quincy High School
  • Madison Zima – Pennfield High School
  • Abby Austin – St. Phillip Catholic Central High School

During this time of uncertainty and change, Honor’s team members came together to find a creative alternative to meet with the scholarship recipients “face to face.” Honor’s Community Assistant Vice President in the Northern Market, Jamie Gollakner, was able to connect with all four of his scholarship recipients over a Zoom call to surprise them with the great news.

“This year, we weren’t able to present our Community Commitment Scholarship recipients with a certificate at their school’s Senior Awards Night, but I knew I wanted to do something to make the announcement special,” commented Gollakner. “I had their contact information from their applications, so I reached out to each of them to join me in a Zoom meeting to discuss a project Honor was doing to highlight high school seniors. Little did they know, I was about to tell them they each won a $1000 scholarship. Seeing the look on their faces was completely priceless!”

About Honor Credit Union

Honor Credit Union is a non-profit, full-service financial institution serving over 110,000 members in 28  member center communities throughout western and northern Michigan.  Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving  forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit


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