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James Oliver Curwood Scholarship
Administered by the Shiawassee County Historical Society

       The James Oliver Curwood Scholarship for the 2016 year has been awarded to Emilee Warren, daughter of Derrick and Christine Knieper, a student at New Lothrop High School. This scholarship of $750 is provided by the Shiawassee County Historical Society from money from the Alvin Bentley Foundation.

   Emille plans to attend Central Michigan University with a major in pre-med biology with plans to become an orthopedic surgeon.

   During her school years she has volunteered with Hurley Healthcare's SafeKids program and Covenant Healthcare's Safety Town. Emilee has already established a name for herself at CMU by being involved in their leadership camps and volunteering with their students to clean up local parks.

   In 2013 she attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine where she met with kids from around the world that shared the same interest in medicine that she did. She became CPR certified and learned how to do emergency first aid.

   This year will be her tenth year showing pigs and steers at the Shiawassee County Fair. It will be her third year showing lambs. At school she volunteers in the US Group to help new students get acquainted to her school and she assists junior high students in math and science classes by tutoring them individually.

Any questions, please contact Lucille Couzynse 725-8549 or

Thank you.

Ariel Powers