The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first scholarships provided by the “Mr. J’s Buckeye Nuts College Scholarship Fund. This new Fund was established in 2011 to support second, third and fourth year educational expenses for previous Roscommon Area Public School graduates. Special consideration is given to students who are attending Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, The University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University and The University of Michigan.
The Johoske Family established this Fund in memory of their father, Richard “Coach” or “Pops” Johoske who was a longtime physical education and science teacher at the Roscommon Middle School. In addition he was a driver education instructor, coached football, basketball and baseball.
The scholarships were awarded this year to Olivia Meadows and Heather M. Jackson. Heather is studying Communications Disorders at CMU and currently works with severely cognitively impaired students teaching them alternate ways to communicate their feelings and needs in a constructive way to benefit them. She hopes to go on to earn her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at CMU.
Olivia is finishing her first year at the University of Michigan pursuing her career in the arts. After having this opportunity to explore all of the various art categories Olivia has settled into a goal of becoming a 3D Animation Artist. This will allow her to create cartoons, shorts and even complete movies.
RCCF and the Johoske family are very pleased to assist these students to continue to work on their educational degrees, and to ultimatley make a difference in the world.