2012-05-31 / Education

Meadows, Jackson recipients of ‘Mr. J’s’ scholarships


SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Olivia Meadows (left) and Heather M. Jackson (right) recently received the Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship for 2012 presented by Dina Fiebelkorn, daughter of Richard “Coach” or “Pops” Johoske for whom the scholarship was named. Meadows and Jackson were the first recipients of the scholarships, which was established through the Roscommon County Community Foundation in 2011 in honor of Johoske. (Courtesy photo) SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Olivia Meadows (left) and Heather M. Jackson (right) recently received the Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship for 2012 presented by Dina Fiebelkorn, daughter of Richard “Coach” or “Pops” Johoske for whom the scholarship was named. Meadows and Jackson were the first recipients of the scholarships, which was established through the Roscommon County Community Foundation in 2011 in honor of Johoske. (Courtesy photo) The Roscommon County Community Foundation has announced Olivia Meadows and Heather M. Jackson as the recipients of the first scholarships provided by Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship Fund.

Meadows is finishing her first year at the University of Michigan with a goal of becoming a 3-D animation artist where she will create cartoons, shorts and even complete movies.

Jackson is studying communications disorders at CMU and is currently working with severely cognitively impaired students, teaching them how to communicate their feelings and needs constructively. She hopes to earn a master’s degree in speech pathology at CMU.

This RCCF fund was established in 2011 to support Roscommon Area Public School graduates’ student educational expenses in their second, third and fourth years of college. Special consideration is given to students attending Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, the University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

The fund was established in memory of the Johoske family’s father Richard “Coach” or “Pops” Johoske who was a longtime physical education and science teacher at Roscommon Middle School. He was also a driver education instructor and coached football, basketball and baseball.

The “RCCF and the Johoske family are very pleased to assist these students to continue to work on their educational degrees, and to ultimately make a difference in the world,” a press release from RCCF stated.

To support this or any other RCCF fund call 275-3112, e-mail rococofo@yahoo.com or visit www.roscommoncountycommunityfoundation.org.

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