Zolman Tire hosts Student Leadership Award ceremony

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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MISHAWAKA — 11 students from across Michiana recently won a $1,000 scholarship from a regional business.

Zolman’s Tire & Auto Care hosted a scholarship ceremony celebrating 11 high school senior winners of the Student Citizenship Award on Wednesday, April 24 at the Zolman’s Edison Road location in Mishawaka. The Student Citizenship Award event recognized the hard work, excellent academic achievement and community volunteer service of the students with the presentation of a $1,000 check to each winner to assist with their college or vocational schooling.

The requirements for this Student Leadership Award were as follows: 1) Each student must have  at least a 3.0 GPA. 2) Each student must be a high school senior. 3) They must be planning to go  into any further education beyond their senior year of high school. This continued education can  be vocational schooling, trade school, community college, traditional four-year college, online  

college, or military. The students were selected from qualifying students who applied from schools across the six counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Cass, Berrien, Van Buren, and  Kalamazoo. 

Below is the list of students who have been selected to receive Zolman’s Student Leadership Award for 2024: Nicholas Finn; Caiden Martinez; Sawyer Lundberg; Ella Richmond; Joshua Johnson; Ethan Henriquez; Caleb Lechlitner; Annalise Ransom; Karol Nunez-Rodriquez; Lupita Garcia; Emma Parsons

“At Zolman’s, we believe that our students are our future. Show me your students, and I’ll show  you the future of our communities,” said owner Nate Zolman. “We want to support the aspirations of our high school students by doing something tangible to assist them as they further their education. The Zolman’s Student Leadership Award provides financial support to students who have overcome, at times, seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The SLA Award is our way of saying thank you to these fine students who are doing everything they can to give back to the community as they strive to become the very best citizens and leaders they can be. We want them to know that your  dreams can come true with the right amount of hard work and perseverance.”

This is the fifth year that Zolman’s has provided these scholarship awards of $1,000 each to  students. The grand total of scholarships given by Zolman’s is $50,000.