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SPY's Newsletter 2/14/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #244

(2/14/23)

A Mega Ultra Stupendous Thank You!\


The Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (the SPY’s) would like to send out a very special salute and acknowledgement to the following 43 sponsors / donors / and supporters of our Wild Game Dinner / Sportsmen’s Night fundraising event.

The following fine folks and businesses are to be commended for their support of our youth and community projects. Because of their willingness to step up, the Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night was a great success! We thank:

High Caliber Karting of Okemos

Klotz Family Farms, LLC

Klotz Family Farms Snow Removal

C & H Klotz Family Farms, LLC

Team Eric Brummette

Roundhead Cornhole

Pete Weller

Tim Rumfield

Bee Line Concrete Pumping

Campbell & Sons Lawn & Snow

Quality Hardwoods

Mapes Furniture

Logans Roadhouse

Shattuck Great Outdoors

HSV Redi-Mix

Centennial Acres Golf Course

Brace Financial Services

Best Tax Service

Musgrove Grain

Precision Grade Excavators

Hanna Davis Fine Meats

Candace Spitzley Meats

Michigan Custom Excavators

Markos Sunoco

Portland Federal Credit Union

Ashton King Insurance Agency

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sabersmith, Inc.

Walkington Well Drilling

Swede’s Restaurant & Catering

Hutson John Deere

John & Sandra Fisher

State Representative Gina Johnsen

Mark Woodman Plumbing & Heating

Jackson’s Sugar House

Tammy’s Hair Salon

Terry’s Woodbury Café

Morris Maple Leaf Farms

Brian & Sue Spitzley

East Side Fish Fry & Grill

Smoke ‘N Pig BBQ

Haskin Farms

Meyers Bakery

These are all people who surely should be commended for their unwavering support of our community. If not for them, we would not be able to provide as many programs and opportunities for our youth and village projects.

The SPY’S Community Foundation

Scholarships Application Deadline

Is Just A Month Away


March 15, 2023, is the deadline for applications to be in for the SPY’s Community Foundation sponsored scholarships. Each year awards are made from the Scholarship Fund to deserving graduating High School seniors.

The criteria for application is as follows:

· Applicant must be a resident of the Sunfield Area (i.e.: lives within the boundaries of the old Sunfield Elementary School Attendance Area).



· Applicant must apply in writing on the forms provided by March 15th of the year of graduation.

· Applicant must provide a high school transcript.

· Applicant must have two teacher recommendation letters. These must be returned directly to the SPY’s to the address below, by the March 15th deadline. Recommendation letters must be received in order to be considered.

· Applicant must also provide two non-school / non-family member “outside” recommendation letters. These must be returned directly to the SPY’s to the address below, by the March 15th deadline. Recommendation letters must be received in order to be considered.

· Applicant must have demonstrated some sort of community involvement.

· Applicant should be able to document leadership ability or qualities, and be a well-rounded individual.

· Home-school applicants are also eligible, but must submit SAT or ACT scores, and at least three (3) letters of recommendation from people outside their immediate family.

· This is a one-time award.

· If a scholarship winner, you must be able to show proof of college registration to receive money.

· Scholarship recipients must claim their award by the end of the calendar year in which it was awarded, or automatically forfeit, unless, the President or Treasurer of the SPY’s, due to acceptable unusual circumstances, grants a written waiver.

· The decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.


· Required recommendation letters should be mailed to:

SPY's Scholarship

C/O John Fisher

6625 W Grand Ledge Hwy

Sunfield, MI 48890

Three years ago the Scholarship Program was expanded to cover any area student that wishes to enter a trade. The following is the basic criteria for this new opportunity:

Sunfield SPY's Community Foundation Trades

Scholarship / Award Applicant Criteria


· Applicant must be a resident of the Sunfield Area (i.e.: lives within the boundaries of the old Sunfield Elementary School Attendance Area).

· Applicant must apply in writing on the form provided by March 15th of the year of graduation.

· Applicant must provide a high school transcript.

· Home-school applicants are also eligible, but must submit SAT or ACT scores.

· This is a one-time award.

· If a scholarship winner, you must be able to show proof of college registration to receive money.

· If applicant is entering an apprentice program, a cash “Tool Allowance” award will be made upon presentation of documentation of at least six-months employment in an apprentice program.

· The decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969 or email at john.sandrafisher@gmail.com.


Applications for either Scholarship / Award Program, as well as the boundary map referred to above, are available on-line at the SPY’s website at www.sunfieldareaspys.com.

The SPY’s also award the “Lade Military Service Honorarium” for students entering the military.

We also bestow the “Richard Lenon Award”, that is based solely on Community Service.

If you know of a graduating Senior from the area, please encourage them to apply!

This year will mark the 37th year of the awarding of Scholarships. Thus far, over $288,000 has been awarded to 197 graduating seniors.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

· Notable Quote: "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."-----Sam Ewing

• That’s Puny Department: What do you call a Christmas wreath made with $100 bills? (Aretha Franklins)

• Did You Know Section: The history books are full of gifted persons whose talents were overlooked by a procession of people until someone believed in them. Albert Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had “no good ideas.” Werner von Braun failed ninth-grade algebra. Haydn gave up on making a musician out of Beethoven, who seemed a slow and plodding man with no apparent talent. There is a lesson in such stories---different people develop at different rates, and the best motivators are always on the lookout for hidden capacities.

Notices

1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed.

2. If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at www.sunfieldareaspys.com.

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Community Newsletters, just send me an email at john.sandrafisher@gmail.com with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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