17 students from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, Harper Woods High School, Madison High School, Pontiac Academy for Excellence, Warren’s Community High School and Warren Mott High School were awarded Luminary Awards and scholarships totaling $27,500 for continuing education. The finalist were chosen based on essays submitted and interviews conducted by business and community leaders.
This is the 21st consecutive year that Winning Futures has presented these awards. The annual event brings together over 300 students, educators, mentors and program sponsors. All of these community partners have made it possible for Winning Futures to impact over 39,000 students and award $1.7 million in scholarships since its founding in 1994.
The Winning Futures Mentor of the Year Award is presented to volunteers from the programs’ multiple mentoring sites to honor their commitment to mentoring and the difference they make in the lives of those they mentor. As mentors, they are helping students set goals, reach their potential, and discover their strengths. They also encourage academic achievement, career aspirations, and positive choices.
The 2015 Winning Futures Mentors of the Year are:
- Andrea Spade, Kelly Services, Inc. ~ Cass Technical High School
- Scott Hilling, BNP Media ~ Community High School
- Corinne Duluk, Karmanos Cancer Institute ~ Cornerstone Health + Technology High School
- Lisa Thomas, Valenti Trobec Chandler, Inc. ~ Harper Woods High School
- Mike Kozan, General Motors ~ Madison High School
- Danette Duron-Willner, Kelly Services, Inc. ~ Pontiac Academy for Excellence
- Matt Michayluk, Complete Prototype Services ~ Warren Mott High School
The Winning Futures Award Celebration is sponsored by Lusk & Albertson, Extra Credit Union, FCA Foundation and Lear Corporation. It was held on June 8, 2015 at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak. Please visit www.WinningFutures.org or call 586-294-8449 for more information.