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Brandon Whitmore

Shrine Catholic HIgh School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Brandon Whitmore, the winner of the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship, graduated from Shrine Catholic High School with a 4.27 GPA and he is applying to the School of Kinesiology.  He took many AP courses including US History, World History, and Literature. Brandon was a member of the Varsity Football team and Varsity Baseball team, receiving the Varsity Baseball Academic Excellence Award. He received multiple awards throughout his four years of high school including Honor Roll, Excellence in many of his honors classes, and National Honor Society. Brandon served as both Class Vice President and Class Secretary. He was an active member in his community, putting in mass amounts of hours of service with multiple organizations. Through Catholic Heart work Camp, Brandon took a school mission trip to Roanoke, Virginia where he performed service for over 128 hours a week.

Jian Chen

Lamphere High School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Jian Zhi Chen plans to enroll in the School of Engineering and is the recipient of the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship.  Jian better known as “Zane” has a solid work ethic carrying over a 4.0 GPA.  Zane has been active in National Honors Society, Varsity Boys Tennis, Lamphere Drama Club & Link Crew.  Academically, he has taken advantage of the most rigorous Advanced/Honors/ AP courses including Honors Geometry & Pre-Calculus, Chinese Language & Culture, Psychology and English Literature & Composition.  Zane has also generously given of his time & energies accumulating over 62 hours of community service.

Brittany Gates

Livonia Churchill
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Brittany Gates plans to enroll into the School of LS & A and the recipient of the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship.  Brittany finished fourth in her class at Livonia Churchill High School while accumulating credit for 11 AP/college classes. Brittany is a member and Treasurer of the CHS Chapter of the National Honor Society.  She was captain of the 2013 CHS Swim and Dive Team and a member of the CHS Student Council. Brittany was a member of the CHS Spirit Club and is a mentor and tutor for CHS Success Strategies, a student program at Churchill in which academically talented students serve as mentors for underachieving peers.

Robert M. Koehn

Renaissance High School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Robert Koehn graduated from Renaissance High School.  He participated in the Chess Team, Robotics Team, tutored math and science students and was the captain of the varsity soccer team.  He was also a member of the National Honor Society and an assistant treasurer at Hope Community Church.   Robert took and excelled in multiple Advanced Placement courses while at Renaissance, earning A’s in each one.  He is a National Merit Semifinalist.  Robert also was a Junior R.O.T.C. Executive Officer throughout high school.


While at the University of Michigan, Robert will be pursuing a degree in engineering because he wants to help others and give back to his community by making a difference in the world.


Isabella Wishnivetski

North Farmington High School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship
Isabella Wishnivetski graduated from North Farmington High School. She is the first recipient of the Laurie and Lloyd Carr scholarship. In high school she excelled inside and outside the classroom. She maintained a perfect GPA while serving as Special Editor of the school newspaper/yearbook, Captain of the swim team and also a member of the tennis team. She volunteered for many causes and was the founder and President of the Think Pink Club in support of fighting breast cancer. She will be attending the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan majoring in Marketing and Communications.
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