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K & M offers scholarships to employees’ children

Published 4:16pm Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CASSOPOLIS – K & M Machine-Fabricating recently awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to the following:

Shanee Mitchell, a graduate of Ross Beatty High School in Cassopolis. She is the daughter of Dewayne Mitchell (CNC operator). She will be attending Southwestern Michigan College to study nursing, especially neonatology. She plays softball and helps out at the county animal shelter.

Leo Lewis, a graduate of Marcellus High School. He is the son of Leonard Lewis (CNC operator). He will attend Southwestern Michigan Collehe and plans to become a certified physical therapist,, working in sports medicine.

Jamie Meiser, a sophomore at Southwestern Michigan College majoring in radiology and will be transfering to Lake Michigan College. She is the daughter of Bruce Meiser (welder).

Karlee Rife, a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School and the daughter of Lorri Rife (accounting). She also will be attending Southwwestern Michigan College and hopes to become a physical therapist.

Eight additional recipents of scholarships from previous years are also eligible for a $1,500 renewal: Zachary Boller, Brittany McCray, Denisa Peerry, Danyelle Rife, Lesley Rivera, Russell Sanders, James Spaulding and Samantha Wigent.

The K&M Scholarship program, which was established in 2001, honors the entrepreneurial spirit of Earl Marhanka, who founded the business in 1951. Since the inception of the program, $87,750 in scholarship funds have been awarded to the sons and daughters of K & M employees.

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