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Monday, April 19, 2021

Contest rewards MCC students’ dreams


Montcalm Community College is helping students express and achieve their dreams. Fifteen students were recently honored for their essays in MCC’s “Dreamin’s Free” contest.

The following students were each awarded a gift card for submitting an essay: James W. Anible of Lowell, Amber Carlson of Ionia, Scott DeHaan of Carson City, Kyah Fisher of Stanton, Kylie Hendrie-Evans of Lakeview, Felicia Hummel of Carson City, Megan Hunt of Sheridan, Josellyn Flores-Soñando Libremente of Greenville, Emily Lindeman of Petoskey, Annabel Maag of Belding, Emily O’Boyle of Sumner, Jakob Phillips of Gowen, Jenny Rykse of Greenville, Alison Skogseth of Greenville and Zachariah Yonker of Saranac. You can read their entries at montcalm.edu/dreamins-free.

“Dreamin’s Free” was established in 2011 to help students identify their dreams and plan the steps necessary to achieve them. The essay contest challenged students to share their dreams and how the college is helping them achieve those dreams. MCC Biology Instructor Michelle Gibson founded the contest, which was inspired by the encouragement Gibson has received from her family since childhood to have dreams and to pursue them. This year’s contest was sponsored by Marty Mater, Leppinks Food Centers and Meijer.