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WCF’s Amazing Race

WCF is Putting on a Scavenger Hunt

It’s a scavenger hunt/adventure race, and you’ll learn a little about the wonderful city of Wixom. Each adventure consists of puzzles to locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer another question or puzzle to receive your next instruction. 

At each destination, you’ll explore your surroundings, attempting to quickly locate items or the next clue.

Click here to register or to just learn more!

2022 WCF Scholarship Recipient

Rzeznik Family Continuing Education Scholarship

The awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an essay and a completed application.

Emilie Thibodeau – Grand Valley State University – Physician Assistant

Louanne Saenz Education Scholarship

Applicants were asked to outline their academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals. Historically, the winner of the scholarship is entering the education field such as teachers, educators, principals and other educational leaders.

Emilie Thibodeau – Grand Valley State University – Physician Assistant

The WCF is proud of this bright young student. Congratulations to the winner of 2022 Wixom Community Foundation scholarships! 

The Wixom Community Foundation would also like to thank the scholarship donors – thank you!

2021 Wixom Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The winners of the 2021 Wixom Community Foundation (WCF) scholarships: 

Wilfred Scholarships (2)

Applicants should be entering in the trades or science, technology, engineering, mathematics or environment based areas of study and must include career goals as part of their application.

Jonathon Michael Abele, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor- Computer Science

Madison Marie Connell, Kettering – Computer Science

Rzeznik Family Continuing Education Scholarship

The awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an essay and a completed application.

Cecelia Carner, Michigan State University

Louanne Saenz Education Scholarship (2)

Applicants were asked to outline their academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals. Historically, the winner of the scholarship is entering the education field such as teachers, educators, principals and other educational leaders.

Madison Marie Connell, Kettering – Computer Science

Carlos Gonzalez, University of Michigan Dearborn – Marketing

The WCF is proud of these bright young students. Congratulations to the winners of 2021 Wixom Community Foundation scholarships! 

The Wixom Community Foundation would also like to thank the scholarship donors – thank you!

2021 Scholarships Now Open

The Wixom Community Foundation currently has scholarships for 2021 ranging from $500 to $2500 with differing acceptance criteria for graduating seniors. Please share this information with graduating seniors! Scholarships Deadline is March 1st.

2020 Wixom Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The winners of the 2020 Wixom Community Foundation (WCF) scholarships: 

Total Sports Leadership Scholarships (2)

Recipients are determined on a competitive basis and require applicants to submit fully completed applications.

Bailey Broderick, Western Michigan University (Biology)

Ethan Gresh, Eastern Michigan University (Biology)

Wilfred Scholarships (2)

Applicants should be entering in the trades or science, technology, engineering, mathematics or environment based areas of study and must include career goals as part of their application.

Seta Ann Hagopian, University of Michigan (Biomedical Engineering)

York Henson, Universal Technical Institute (Automotive Technology)

Rzeznik Family Continuing Education Scholarship

The awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an essay and a completed application.

Jade Fantich, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Spanish)

Louanne Saenz Education Scholarship (2)

Applicants were asked to outline their academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals. Historically, the winner of the scholarship is entering the education field such as teachers, educators, principals and other educational leaders.

Garrett Dee, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Architecture)

Seta Ann Hagopian, University of Michigan (Biomedical Engineering)

The WCF is proud of these bright young students. Congratulations to the winners of 2020 Wixom Community Foundation scholarships! 

The Wixom Community Foundation would also like to thank the scholarship donors – thank you!

WCF contributes to the installation of a Buddy Bench at Loon Lake Elementary

The Wixom Community Foundation along with the Wixom Mom’s Group contributed to the installation of a Buddy Bench at Loon Lake Elementary School in Wixom and it was unveiled last week. A Buddy Bench is a special place in a school playground where a child can go when they want someone to play with. “Spotters” on the playground will spot the child on the buddy bench and ask them to come play with them. You can learn more about the Buddy Bench system at http://buddybench.org/.

During the assembly, the children at Loon Lake were reminded that kindness is free, it just takes effort. WCF Executive Director Rene Saenz and WCF Chairman Josh Springer were on hand for the unveiling.

Community Volunteers Install New Playground at Gilbert Willis Park

Volunteers from the community, including the Wixom Community Foundation, installed a new playground at Gilbert Willis Park in Wixom September 11-14.

The playground equipment was purchased largely in part with funds from a student-led fundraiser at Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC.)

The marketing class at OSTC, led by Bill Dungan, have been fundraising since 2005 for a new playground structure in the City of Wixom.

Thank you to the Wixom Parks and Recreation and everyone in the community that helped make this happen!

2019 Scholarships to be Presented During Rockin’ Under the Stars

The winners of the 2019 Wixom Community Foundation (WCF) scholarships will receive their awards during the Rockin’ Under the Stars event on Saturday, August 3rd at Multi Lakes Conservation Association – 3860 Newton Road, Commerce. Visit www.lakesareachamber.com for more details on the event. 

The recipients are:

Total Sports Leadership Scholarships (2, $500 each): Eric Siegrist and Aiden Smith

Applicants are asked to provide real life examples of how a “Team” was used to teach life skills and how being a team has impacted their personal lives. Two winners are chosen for this award.

Wilfred Scholarships (2, $2500 each): Matthew Foster and Emily Hudson

Applicants should be entering in the trades or science, technology, engineering, mathematics or environment based areas of study and must include career goals as part of their application.

Rzeznik Family Continuing Education Scholarship ($1000): Matthew Foster

Applicants are asked to reflect on a time when they challenged a belief or idea. What prompted them to act and if they would make the same decision again.

Louanne Saenz Education Scholarship ($500): Aiden Smith

Applicants were asked to outline their academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals. Historically, the winner of the scholarship is entering the education field such as teachers, educators, principals and other educational leaders.

The WCF is proud of these bright young students. Congratulations to the winners of 2019 Wixom Community Foundation scholarships! 

The Wixom Community Foundation would like to thank the scholarship donors – thank you!

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