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Students honored for service
Students honored for service
Posted on 06/25/2021
Three winnersThree Utica Community Schools 2021 graduates have been honored for their commitment to service.

Bennett Allamon, of Henry Ford II High School, Gurnoor Kaur, of Stevenson High School and the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Emma Lelito of Utica High School have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Kiwanis Club of Sterling Heights.

The students were honored for their service activities as well as their educational achievements. 

Allamon will be attending the University of Detroit-Mercy for the five-year physician assistant programs.

His volunteer activities have included coaching elementary level Science Olympiad team, running errands for senior home residents who couldn't go out during COVID-19, distributing meals to homeless in Detroit on Christmas eve, donating cans for high school's canned food drives, and peer tutoring. 

Kaur will attend the University of Michigan to major in software engineering and a minor in artificial intelligence. 

Her service projects have included adopt a family, school garden, cleaning parks, tutoring, FIRST Robotics, Beaumont Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams, volunteering at her church and coaching  Science Olympiad.

Lelito will attend Grand Valley State University to pursue a degree as an elementary or special education teacher. 

Her volunteer activities have included participation in  dippers for the dipper drive, book donations, collecting money for UNICEF, and giving canned food for the food drive through Key Club. She has  participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, was the 2020-2021 President of NHS and supported Toys for Tots.

The Kiwanis Club of Sterling Heights has been a long-time partner with Utica Community Schools. We are grateful for their partnership and recognition of our students with these generous scholarships.