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Otsego Dems award scholarships to local high school grads for exceptional essays

Congratulations, Serena Hogle and Lizzy Halbert, and thank you to Vicki Blaauw and the Otsego County Democratic Party for this investment in MI01's future leaders.

OTSEGO COUNTY, MI - The Otsego County Democratic Party has recently awarded scholarships to two deserving seniors from Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. Serena Hogle and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Halbert were recognized for their outstanding essays and received $1000 and $500, respectively.

Serena Hogle won first place for her essay on depression in children and teens. She is the daughter of Elijah and Amy Hogle and plans to attend Northwestern Michigan College in the fall to study applied science and aviation. Serena's goal is to become a commercial pilot.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Halbert won second place for her essay on the war in Ukraine. She is the daughter of Cory and Jo Halbert and will attend Alpena Community College to study veterinary medicine.

The scholarship winners were honored at a reception at Otsego County Library and will also be recognized at the Johannesburg-Lewiston Baccalaureate/Senior Awards ceremony. The Otsego County Democratic Party awards these scholarships annually to high school seniors in Otsego County.

"We are proud to support the academic pursuits of these talented young individuals," said Vicki Blaauw of the Otsego County Democratic Party. "Their essays were exceptional, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors."

For more information on the Otsego County Democratic Party scholarship program, interested parties can contact Vicki Blaauw.

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