2014-06-22 / News

CHS grad receives scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities

OAKLEY – The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Outstate Michigan awarded Brody Cragg, of Oakley, an $8,000 college scholarship. Based on his academic achievement, community involvement and financial need, Cragg and seven other scholarship recipients were chosen from an applicant pool of more than 140 students statewide. Each recipient will receive $2,000 a year for four years at a college of their choice. In the fall, Cragg plans to attend Grand Valley State University.

This is the sixth year that RMHC has awarded college scholarships for a total of $464,000 since the scholarship program’s inception. More than 90 percent of the scholarship funds are generated from donation boxes at McDonald’s® restaurants throughout Michigan.

Cragg will be the first of his family to attend college. While at Chesaning Union High School, he was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club and competed on the school’s track and cross country teams. After school hours, Cragg helped care for a homebound senior citizen and volunteered as a library assistant.

“It’s an honor to reward Brody and the seven other deserving students with an opportunity to pursue a college education,” said Lesa Dion, executive director of RMHC of Outstate Michigan. “These students truly represent the best of the best.”

RMHC will present the scholarships at the Sixth Annual Scholarship Award Recognition Dinner held on June 25 at Egypt Valley Country Club.

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