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Ashley Carroll

Grosse Pointe North High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2017/2018
Ashley Carroll is a Grosse Pointe North High School graduate and plans to enroll in the College of LS&A. She is the recipient of the Harold duCharme Scholarship. Ashley has been a member of JV and Varsity Tennis and served as Student Council Vice President. She was also a member of the National Honor Society her junior and senior years. Ashley was a Special Olympics volunteer, organizer of Little Girls Night Out, and a participant in Michigan Dog Rescue fundraiser. She took multiple AP classes including US History, English Language & Composition, and Chemistry while maintaining a 4.3 GPA. She received a Varsity Letter in Tennis and Choir and was awarded the Scholar Athlete award her freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Tabitha Hendren

Troy High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2016/2017

Tabitha Hendren is a Troy High School graduate and plans to enroll in the School of Engineering.  She is the recipient of the Harold duCharme Scholarship.  Tabitha has been a Captain on JV Soccer and been a member of Cross Country and Volleyball. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in December 2014. Tabitha was Executive Board Vice President and a class representative all four years of high school. She took multiple AP classes including Calculus BC, Psychology, and Physics while maintaining a 3.98 GPA. She volunteers with Relay for Life where she was a team captain in 2015-2016 and she also volunteers as a tutor of many subjects. Tabitha has received multiple Academic Honors & Awards.

Rachel Smith

Livonia Stevenson High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2015/2016

Rachel Smith, the winner of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship, graduated from Stevenson High School with a 4.4123 GPA & she is applying to the College of Engineering.  While maintaining her standing as a Summa Cum Laude Rachel has also kept herself busy with countless hours on school committees and many charity events in her community.  Rachel has been a member of the National Honor society and received various school awards and honors.   She was the President of the Student Senate and her organizational & motivational skills are impeccable.

Prateek Sharma

Canton High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2014/2015

Prateek Sharma from Canton High School is a member of the National Honor society who also received numerous school awards and honors. He participated in a number of school related activities including being the captain of his Science Olympiad team for grades 10 through 12. He participated on the math Olympiad team and the Health Occupation club. Prateek also gave back to his community by volunteering at a hospital, library and a food pantry handing out food to those in need. Prateek in his essay said he gets satisfaction from changing a life. One example is he and a group of his friends started a science fair at a middle school and assisted the students with their projects. Prateek has the values the Harold DuCharme scholarship embodies.

Kate M. Diehl

Farmington High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2013/2014
Kate Diehl graduated from Farmington High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.  Kate participated in many school and community activities including tutoring at risk students,  served as a student rep for the Parent Teacher Student Association for four years and was a tri-chair of the Mayor’s Youth Council.  She was also a National Merit semi-finalist.  One of the comments on her recommendation letter was that Kate is an example to all young women for the potential of public service and passion for their community. 

Brett Jia

Plymouth High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2012/2013
Brett Jia graduated from Plymouth High School and is the recipient of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship. In high school, Brett excelled in academics, sports and the business world. Brett was valedictorian of his graduating class, participated on the varsity swim team and founded his own company, Bohan Technologies. Among his extracurricular activities was board member of the National Honor Society, President of Math Olympiad Club as well as many community volunteer experiences. He is a National Merit Semifinalist, a top 100 scorer in the 54th MMPC and Plymouth High School winner in the AMC 10.

Kalli Bates

Trenton High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2011/2012
Kalli Bates is this year’s recipient of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship. She graduated from Trenton High School, where she excelled inside and outside of the classroom. Kalli embodies the qualities honored by the DuCharme Scholarship.

Nicholas M. Carducci

Eisenhower High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2010/2011
Nicholas Carducci attended Eisenhower High School, where he compiled a sterling academic record. He participated in the National Honor Society, Varsity Football, Varsity Track, Spanish Club and tutoring. He is a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist, AP scholar with Honors and Academic All-County. He took numerous AP courses and participated in the Utica Center for Math, Science and Technology.

Jennifer Liang

Troy High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2009/2010
Jennifer Liang is this year’s recipient of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship. Jennifer is a graduate of Troy High School where she graduated with high honors. Jeniffers accomplishments include the following: National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, 1st Place at Frankenmuth Science Invitational (2008), 2nd Place in team event at Michigan Science Olympiad (2006) and several other awards. In addition, Jennifer co-authored an educational paper on Surface Plasmon Resonance at Oakland University soon to be published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

Steven M. Colvin

West Bloomfield High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2008/2009
Steven M. Colvin is the recipient of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship. Steven graduated from West Bloomfield High School with high honors. Steven participated in the National Honor Society, United Nations, Varsity Ski Team, Student Government, Junior Varsity Tennis Team, as well as the Debate Team. Steven complied numerous awards and honors during high school including National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with honor, Mathematical Association of America Finalist, USAA Mathematics Award and Oakland Activities Association Scholar Athlete Award. Moreover, within the community, Steven has remained active throughout his high school career participating in the greater West Bloomfield Youth Coalition, interning with State Representative Mark Corriveau and actively participating in the Michigan Region B'Nai B'Rith Youth Organization.

David Cardelli

Ferndale High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2007/2008
David Cardelli has been awarded with the Harold DuCharme Scholarship. David attended Ferndale High School, where he played sports, participated in the marching band and performed at the highest level in the classroom. David was captain of the Varsity Tennis team and played Varsity Soccer. Also, David demonstrated his fine art skills participating in theater, and the marching and jazz bands. In addition, he was captain of the Robotics team. David’s participation in the National Honor Society, his church youth group, as a member of Sierra Club, work to raise money for charities and attendance at Bioneers Conferences, were amongst his many club and volunteer involvements.

Trista Doyle

Harold duCharme Scholarship
2006/2007
Trista Doyle is this year’s recipient of the Harold DuCharme Scholarship Award. Trista graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. She participated in the following extra-curricular activities: Editor and Chief for the school newspaper, Secretary of the National Honor Society, choir and the volleyball team. She was also a Nation Honor Merit Semi-Finalist, recipient of the AP Scholar Award, and a participant in the Kenyon Review Young Writers Program. Trista embodies the characteristics, which the Harold DuCharme Scholarship serves to recognize in students on an annual basis.

Stephanie Chen

Troy High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2005/2006
Stephanie Chen continues the tradition at the University of Michigan in training the “leaders and best” of today’s college students for the challenges of tomorrow. She is a graduate with highest honors from Troy High School. Stephanie’s credo “Try everything then follow your passion” embodies this year’s Harold DuCharme Scholarship recipient. Stephanie participated in the National Honor Society and the Troy Country Fiddlers. She is also a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. Not only dedicated to her academic achievements, Stephanie played varsity tennis and excelled in music. Further demonstrating her commitment to improving society, Stephanie volunteers at Troy Beaumont Hospital and participates in Mexico mission trips. Her talents and personality have allowed her to obtain the respect and admiration of her teachers and peers alike.

Brian Foster

Winston Churchill High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2004/2005
Brian Foster is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Livonia. Mr. Foster made contributions to his high school in and out of the classroom. His many significant and impressive academic accomplishments are not the only impact he made to his school and community. Mr. Foster welcomed the opportunity to tutor and assist other students in learning. He also served as Treasurer of the National Honor Society and volunteered with the school’s peer conflict management program. Within the community, Mr. Foster volunteered as a cook for a homeless shelter, a visitor of the elderly and youth leader of Vacation Bible School at his church. Mr. Foster has been described by one of his teachers as an “industrious, very able, creative and dedicated student.” There is no question that Mr. Foster is a tremendous asset to the University of Michigan and our club is proud to recognize his accomplishments with the Harold DuCharme Scholarship.

Peter Troyan Jr.

Harold duCharme Scholarship
2003/2004

Lauren Cetnar

Regina High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2002/2003
Laureen has acheived much in her young life, a model student,National Honor Society ,Community Service @ McRest program for her Church, Part time clerical @ State Farm Insurance ,School Plays,PowderPuff Football,Forensics, and Honors classes thruout High school.

Amy Costello

Harold duCharme Scholarship
2001/2002

Eric Mayes

Harold duCharme Scholarship
2000/2001

Amy Patel

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1999/2000

Katherine King

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1998/1999

Emila G. Kwiatkowski

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1997/1998

Cheryl Williams

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1996/1997

Kevin S. Oh

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1995/1996

Sudhakar V. Cherukuri

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1994/1995

Jason C. Kirk

Harold duCharme Scholarship
1993/1994
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