2018-01-08 / News

Scholar athletes honored during holiday basketball tourney

By Ste ven Kovac
810-452-2684 • skovac@mihomepaper.com


Seven outstanding young men and women were nominated by their schools for the $500 Liebler Insurance Agency’s Scholar Athlete Scholarship. Though only one came away with the big prize, all six of the others each received a $200 scholarship. The presentations took place during the awards ceremony at the end of Tri-County Bank’s Holiday Basketball Tournament. The $500 winner (left to right) Garrett Green of Kingston, Grace Dinsmore of Kingston, Calvin Cook of Brown City, Adam Barrows of North Branch, Lauren Dickinson of Cass City, Nick Perry of Cass City, and Janel Ruhlman of North Branch. 
Photo by Neil Kohler Seven outstanding young men and women were nominated by their schools for the $500 Liebler Insurance Agency’s Scholar Athlete Scholarship. Though only one came away with the big prize, all six of the others each received a $200 scholarship. The presentations took place during the awards ceremony at the end of Tri-County Bank’s Holiday Basketball Tournament. The $500 winner (left to right) Garrett Green of Kingston, Grace Dinsmore of Kingston, Calvin Cook of Brown City, Adam Barrows of North Branch, Lauren Dickinson of Cass City, Nick Perry of Cass City, and Janel Ruhlman of North Branch. Photo by Neil Kohler BROWN CITY — The scene was center court on the final night of Tri-County Bank’s Holiday Basketball Tournament held in the high school gym Dec. 28-29.

Seven outstanding candidates, four boys and three girls, were called to the big green B-C at mid-court for the scholarship presentations.

You had to be a high school senior, a varsity basketball player, and carry a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be nominated to this elite group - the nominees for the Liebler Insurance Agency’s $500 Scholar Athlete Scholarship.

The winner of the top prize was Garrett Green from Kingston High School. Garrett is planning to attend Ferris State University to major in biochemistry.

Green’s female counterpart from Kingston, Grace Dinsmore, plans to go to Colorado next fall to study child psychology at the University of Denver.

Dinsmore and the five other candidates each received a $200 scholarship donated by Marlette Roofing, Miner Details Carpentry of North Branch, Hilter Construction, and Long’s Propane Gas of Marlette.

The nominees from Cass City High School were Nick Perry, who intends to study dentistry at Saginaw Valley State University, and Lauren Dickinson, who will be off to Michigan State University to study engineering.

Brown City High’s nominee was Calvin Cook. Calvin wants to study business management at Northwood University. There were no senior girls on the school’s girls’ basketball team.

North Branch’s nominees were Adam Barrows, who is headed to MSU to study economics and public policy. Adam’s female counterpart from North Branch was Janel Ruhlman, who plans to attend Siena Heights University to study math and science.

Kohler Propane of Brown City sponsored the All-Tournament Team selections. These included three Brown City students. They were junior girls Carleigh Randolph and Kendal Muxlow, and senior Calvin Cook of the boys’ team.

Both the boys’ and girls’ tournament championship games were won by Kingston High School.

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