Visiting presenters included representatives from the American Legion, the Kiwanis Club, the Toro Company, Packermania, MJ Electric, the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club, the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Good Earth Salon, the Lions Club District #10, Iron Mountain-Kingsford Credit Union, the Michigan Student Service Program, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force.
Departmental Awards were presented for Mathematics, Spanish, Social Studies, Physical Education, English, Art, Instrumental Music, Vocal, and Science. Student Council, Be Nice., and Varsity Club members received certificates and senior members received graduation cords for their participation. Complete list of honorees and scholarship awardees, including the State-Qualifying Science Olympiad members that due to time restrictions, were unfortunately not announced, are listed below.
MSSA Volunteer Award – 400 hours Colin Petschar
MSSA Volunteer Award- 200 hours Aziza Burgoon
Volunteer Award – Ambassador 100 + Hours Hailey Greenleaf
Volunteer Awards HONOR (40+ hours) Lucy Baumgartner
- Volunteer Awards Merit (20+ hours) Avea Brown
- United Nations Zero Hunger Hero Awardee - Andrew Larsen
- Michigan Community Impact Award 50+ hours -Lucy Baumgartner
Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence Anika Cameron
Marine Corp Scholastic Excellence Award Aziza Burgoon
Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award Ellison Powell
Recognition of Student Enlisting Quintyn Beauchamp
US Air Force Recognition of Student Enlisting Andrew Nelson
MTU Society of Women Engineers Cert of Merit Emma Ellis
Wisconsin Leadership Nominee Isabella Pickett
Michigan Youth Leadership Nominees Bryce Davis
Heisman High School Winners Aziza Burgoon
MHSAA Semi Finalist Aziza Burgoon
Valedictorian Aziza Burgoon
Salutatorian Emma Ellis
Top 10% of the Class Aziza Burgoon
Senior Mathematics Departmental Award Emma Ellis
Senior Spanish Departmental Award Leila Farhat
Senior Physical Education Departmental Award Chloe Maycroft
Senior English Departmental Award Erick Soto-Rodriguez
Senior Art Departmental Award Anja Kleiman
Senior Instrumental Music Award Anika Cameron
Senior Four Year Participation Vocal Award Olivia Hansen
Senior Social Studies Departmental Award Ellison Powell
Senior Varsity Cord Presentation Emma Ellis
Senior Science Departmental Award Aziza Burgoon
Science Olympiad Awards Amelia Siodlak
Red Cord Blood Donation Program Callie Bianco
Scholarships (In no particular order)
Tortelli Family Scholarship - $2,000 Natalia Brown, $3,500 Rediet Husing
The recipient of the Tortelli Scholarship has an overall high school GPA of at least 3.0., is a practicing Catholic, exhibits leadership traits through active participation in school activities and/or community involvement, attended grades 5 through 8, and graduated from Bishop Baraga Catholic School or one of the following high schools: Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Niagara or Florence.
U.P. Whitetail Association – Samuel Yake, $2,000
The recipient of the U.P. Whitetail Association Scholarship is admitted to an accredited two or four-year college/university, pursuing a degree in the fields of Conservation, Criminal Justice, Forestry, Wildlife Mgt. etc., and has averaged at least a 2.0 GPA through their high school career.
Mickey Horwitz Memorial – Olivia Hansen $500
The Mickey Horwitz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior accepted for admission to a four-year college or university, pursuing a degree in Education, and has averaged at least a 2.75 GPA through their high school career.
Charles “Chuck” Erickson Memorial – Ezekiel Hess $1,000
The Charles “Chuck” Erickson Memorial Scholarship is designated for graduates pursuing a 2-year or technical program of study.
Georgina Mitchell Johnson Memorial – Senya Laurent $1,300
The Georgina Mitchell Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior that has been admitted to an accredited four-year college/university, with priority being given to students who are accepted and enrolled at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
The recipient must have averaged a 3.0 GPA through their high school career.
Walter H. Strand Memorial - $500 each to Elle Lofholm & Ellison
The Walter H. Strand Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior admitted to an accredited two or four-year college/university in Michigan, studying in the field of their choice. Recipients must currently reside in Iron Mountain, Michigan and have averaged at least a 2.5 GPA through their high school career.
Albert C. Hoyle Memorial - $2,500 Anika Cameron
The Albert C. and Violet Hoyle Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior acceptable for admission to Michigan Technological University, who is pursuing a four-year Engineering program.
Joseph & Elaine Rizzardi Vocational/Technical – Marcus Verrette $1,500
The John and Elaine Rizzardi Technical Scholarship is awarded to a senior who is enrolled in a Certificate program, Associate Degree program, or Apprenticeship in the trade fields such as: electrician, pipe-fitter, welding, computer/medical technician, millwright, bricklayer, auto mechanic/auto technician, etc., at an accredited vocational, technical school, or community college
Cecil O. Rushford Memorial – Bradon Farragh $500
The Cecil O. Rushford Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior attending an accredited four-year college or university.
Scott Allen Memorial – Natalia Brown $750
The Scott Allen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior accepted for admission to an accredited four-year college or university, in a career path of their choice.
Floyd A. & Margaret Brynelson Memorial – Brett Ramme $1,000
The Floyd A. and Margaret Brynelson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior that has been accepted for admission and enrolled at an accredited four-year college/university or other educational or technical institution of high reputation and has averaged a 3.0 GPA through their high school career.
Elsie Evelyn Trestrail Robbins Memorial – Isabelle Tregillis $1,000
The recipient of the Elsie Evelyn Trestrail Robins Memorial Scholarship must be a graduating female senior of IMHS, be accepted and pursuing a four-year degree at Northern Michigan University.
The George & Doris Engblom MacDonald – Senya Laurent $700
The George and Doris Engblom MacDonald Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior who is pursuing a degree in the social science field.
Magee Johnson Memorial – Olivia Hansen $1,000
The Magee Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior who is pursuing a degree in Fine Arts at an accredited two or four-year college or university.
The American Legion Auxiliary – Zoey Blomquist $500
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50 Scholarship is awarded to an Iron Mountain High School senior, with initial consideration to students whose parents or grandparents are members of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary Unit #50.
Simone Insurance – Isabelle Tregillis $500
The Simone Insurance Scholarship is awarded to a senior who averaged at least a 2.5 GPA through their high school career, and is attending an accredited two or four-year college/university in Michigan.
Dr. Ann Maycunich Gilley – Aziza Burgoon $1,000
Dr. Ann Maycunich Gilley established this scholarship for woman pursuing a degree in a handful of select fields of study at a college of their choice. It is intended for a student pursuing a four year degree, but applicants may begin their education at a community college. Recipients must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher through high school. Dr. Gilley selects the recipients of this scholarship.
Bette (Orella) & Lynn Gordon – Kilee Howe $1,800
The Bette (Orella) and Lynn Gordon Scholarship is awarded to a senior acceptable for admission to an accredited two or four year college/university, who has averaged at least a 3.25 GPA through their high school career, and participates in community service and volunteerism.
IMHS Class of 1971 – Amelia Stohl $1,000
The Class of 1971 established this scholarship to assist other Mountaineers pursue higher education. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and all other criteria being equal, financial need may be a determining factor.
Iron Mountain PTO - $1,000 each to Olivia Hansen & Isabelle Tregillis
The Iron Mountain PTO Scholarship is awarded to a senior that is accepted for admission to an accredited two, four-year college/university or technical school, studying in field of their choice The awardee also must have completed their elementary education in the Iron Mountain School District.
James Perino Memorial – Zoey Blomquist $1,600
The James Perino Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior acceptable for admission to an accredited four-year college or university, priority is given to the Fine or Performing Arts.
Tom Izzo & Steve Mariucci Student Athlete - $5,000 each to Joseph Colavecchi & Ellison Powell
The Izzo-Mariucci Scholarship award is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to Iron Mountain senior student athletes who aspire to be in a lettered sport (or club sport) at the college or university level, who demonstrate qualities of good sportsmanship and high moral character, and have participated in a multiple high school sports. Ellison’s and Joey’s names have been added to the list of awardees on the Izzo-Mariucci trophy that is displayed in the Izzo-Mariucci Building.
The Jacob Weslin Memorial – Callie Bianco $1,000
Jacob Weslin was a 2015 graduate of IMHS, who tragically passed in 2018. His graduating class and family established this scholarship to assist other Mountaineers who had participated in athletics pursue their education goals. Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year college, have participated in Mountaineer athletics and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
American Martyr’s Scholarship – Luke Decker $1,000
This is an outside scholarship awarded by the local church.
Mildred J. Menze - $800 each to: Aziza Burgoon, Kilee Howe, Amanda Malburg, Shawn McGuire, Kyla Olson, Anneliese Person, Amelia Siodlak, Isabelle Tregillis & Leah Winch
This scholarship is provided by the Diocese of Marquette to students who plan to attend college or trade school. Preference is given to students studying theology or subjects in preparation of religious life, or in medicine and health fields. There are no religious requirements for this scholarship.
District 3 U.P. Trappers - $500 each to Riley Gauthier & Samuel Yake
District 3 U.P. Trappers provides this scholarship to students who are pursuing a degree related to the outdoors and have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher. Applicants must be involved in school activities/organizations and demonstrate community involvement and/or leadership.
Outside presenters & DACF scholarships:
Sons of the American Legion Scholarship (presented by Steve Jacques) – Evan Haferkorn $500
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has been accepted for admission to an accredited two or four-year college/university, is pursuing the fields of Political Science, Criminal Justice or Law or other majors of study deemed appropriate by the Scholarship Board of Trustees, and has averaged a 2.5 or above GPA through their high school career.
Military Order of the Purple Heart (presented by Dale LaPalme) – Mackenzie Taylor $500Awarded by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, this scholarship was for applicants who are pursuing a nursing degree.
Kiwanis Key Club (presented by Grant Carlson) – Aziza Burgoon $500
The Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship is awarded to a current member, in good standing, of the IMHS Key Club for at least two years, demonstrates a GPA of 2.5 or above, and will be attending college as a full-time student.
Denim Day Scholarship (presented by Shannon Hansen, name drawn by Brynlee Summerfield) Colin Petschar
The Iron Mountain Public School staff participates in a donation event called "Denim Week", where the staff pay to wear jeans to work. Donations raised during this week for this year's scholarship was in the amount of $805!
Richard Olds Basketball Dedication (presented by Bucky Johnson (Mr. Olds son in law)- $2,000 each to Emma Ellis & Joseph Colavecchi
The Richard Olds Basketball Dedication Scholarship is awarded to IMHS basketball players who dedicated their four years of high school basketball and maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, and will be attending a two or four year college or university.
Toro Company Scholarship (presented by Emily Forstrom) – Colin Petschar $1,000
This scholarship is provided by Toro Company to student relatives of Boss/Toro company employees.
Packermania (presented by Brad Borchardt) – Riley Gauthier $850
Packermania donated a $850.00 scholarship to Riley Gauthier. The man behind Packermania, Brad Borchardt, graduated from Iron Mountain in 2006.
Bruce Bianco Memorial (presented by Donny Bianco) – Callie Bianco $1,000
The Bruce Bianco Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior who is attending a four-year college/university and participated in four years of Mountaineer Athletics.
M.J. Electric “Invest in the Future” (presented by Kevin Colavecchi) – Colin Petschar $8,000
The M. J. Electric “Invest in the Future” Scholarship was established to assist graduates of Kingsford High School and Iron Mountain High School who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Applicants must be attending an accredited two- or four-year college or university pursuing a degree in engineering, construction related majors, business information technology, or similar fields of study. Scholarship recipients are also offered an internship opportunity.
DACF (presented by Tamara Juul)
Carolee Dodge Francis – Aziza Burgoon $300This scholarship is provided to Crystal Falls, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway High School graduates in recognition of demonstrated community service.
Waves Memorial Swim – Ellison Powell $350
This scholarship is provided to Crystal Falls, Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson, Norway and Pembine High School graduates who participated on a local or YMCA swim team for two years and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Iron Mountain -Kingsford Rotary Club - $1,500 each to Riley Gauthier & Amelia Siodlak - Presented by Mr. Dave McCash
On May 18, 1971, a Trust was established and named the “Iron Mountain Rotary Club Scholarship”. A worthy graduate of Iron Mountain or Kingsford High School was chosen as the recipient yearly. Beginning in 1986, the Rotary Club Scholarship was awarded every year to a
worthy graduate from Iron Mountain High School and Kingsford High School. Presently, the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club Scholarship is overseen by the Dickinson Area Community Foundation. Two worthy students from Iron Mountain High School and two
worthy students from Kingsford High School are selected by the Rotarians each year to receive the scholarship award.
Rotary Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford
DACF presented by Gloria Koerschner:
Edward Koerschner Memorial – Kyla Olson $1,100
The Edward Koerschner Memorial Scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain High School graduates who are entering a "trades” field through an apprenticeship, certificate, or associate degree program.
The scholarship is provided by Dickinson Area Community Foundation.
AAUW presented by Kristine Schroeder:
AAUW Traditional – Olivia Hansen $1,000
Awarded by the American Association of University Women, the traditional scholarship is awarded to a female student studying at a four year college or university who has a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
AAUW Hoeffler – Amara Johnson $1,000
Awarded by the American Association of University Women, the Eleanor M. Hoeffler Scholarship is awarded to a student who will pursue studies in Communications, Performing Arts, Visual Arts or English and has a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Good Earth Salon (presented by owner Kate Pearson) – Very first winner of this scholarship Shyanne Pearce $1,000
This scholarship was established by the Owner of the Good Earth Salon to assist students planning to pursue a career in Cosmetology. It is open to students from Iron Mountain and Kingsford High Schools. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have been accepted into an accredited cosmetology school/institute.
Lions District 10 (presented by Samantha Reidel) – Ezekiel Hess $500
The Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of IMHS, who is accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary school, with a history of community service.
Single District 10 Lions
IM-Kingsford Credit Union (presented by Amanda Bartles) – Callie Bianco $500
The awardee of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship must be planning to attend an accredited two, four-year college/university or technical school and have at least a 3.0 GPA throughout their high school career.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship: Aziza Burgoon, Anika Cameron, Joseph Colavecchi, Emma Ellis, Riley Gauthier, Amelia Siodlak The monetary amount is determined by the college the student attends.
Albion College - Ellison Powell ($220,904)
Central Michigan University Maroon & Gold - Emma Ellis ($30,162)
Davenport University Athletic Scholarship - Shawn McGuire ($7,000)
Davenport Urban Education Scholarship Shawn McGuire ($48,000)
Ferris State University Merit scholarship - Mackenzie Taylor ($19.200)
Michigan Achievement Scholarship - Mackenzie Taylor ($22,000)
Grand Valley Michigan Achievement Scholarship - Zoey Blomquist ($22,000)
Grand Valley Michigan Achievement Scholarship - Senya Laurent ($22,000)
Lakeland University Achievement Award Evan Haferkorn ($56,000)
Lakeland University STE Quarterfinalist Evan Haferkorn ($4,000)
Marian University Academic Achievement Award Carson McLean ($81,000)
Marian Univ Academic Achievement Award Brett Ramme ($60,000)
Marian Early Sabre Award Brett Ramme ($4,000)
Marian Campus Visit Award Brett Ramme ($1,000)
Marian Out of State Award Brett Ramme ($8,000)
Marian Pre College Scholarship Brett Ramme ($1,000)
University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship Aziza Burgoon ($1,500)
University of Michigan Mary M. Soderman Memorial Riley Gauthier ($20,000)
Michigan Achievement Scholarship Riley Gauthier ($22,000)
MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship Luke Decker ($4,000)
Anja Kleiman ($4,000)
Natalia Brown ($6,000)
Joseph Colavecchi ($6,000)
MTU Presidential Gold Scholar Award Anika Cameron ($12,000)
MTU 906 Scholarship Anika Cameron ($3,624)
MTU University Distinguished Leader Award Anika Cameron($4,000)
MTU Presidential Silver Scholar Award Erick Soto-Rodriguez ($8,000)
Michigan Tech Excellence Award Erick Soto-Rodriguez($14,000)
MTU 906 Scholarship Erick Soto-Rodriguez ($3,624
Distinguished Leader Award Erick Soto-Rodriguez($4000)
Michigan Achievement Scholarship Erick Soto-Rodriguez ($10,000)
NMU Wildcat Merit Scholarship Jack Henry Smith ($6,000)
- Shyanne Pearce ($6,000)
- Anneliese Person ($8,000)
Michigan Achievement Scholarship Anneliese Person ($11,000)
- Chloe Maycroft ($8,000)
- Amelia Stohl ($10,000)
- Amanda Malburg ($10,000)
NMU Presidential Competition scholarship Amanda Malburg ($400)
- Amara Johnson ($10,000)
Isabelle Tregillis ($16,000)
NMU Presidential Competition Scholarship Isabelle Tregillis ($500)
Saginaw Valley Dean’s Scholarship Leah Winch ($4,000)
SVSU Michigan Achievement Scholarship Leah Winch ($22,000)
SVSU Housing Scholarship Leah Winch ($1,500)
SVSU Bellinger Trust Scholarship Leah Winch ($1,000)
St. Norbert College Trustee Scholarship - Olivia Hansen ($108,000)
Music Vocal Scholarship Olivia Hansen($4,000)
St. Norbert Distinguished Trustee Scholar - Kilee Howe ($108,000)
St. Norbert Presidential Scholarship - Amelia Siodlak ($92,000)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Colin Petschar ($24,000)