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Battle Creek/Michigan

Chapter Spotlight

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Battle Creek Chapter in 2016:

  • 33 New Carson Scholars in 2015
  • 12 Recognized Scholars in 2015
  • 381 total Carson Scholars in Michigan

Learn more about the Battle Creek/Michigan Chapter

Scholar Spotlight

Taylor Antes

Taylor is a 12th grade student at Harper Creek High School. In school, Taylor is involved in the National Honor Society, as well as the Math and Science Center Eco Club.  He also plays the trombone, saxophone and piano for the school jazz and marching bands. He has received numerous awards for his academics including the Outstanding Math Department Student of the Month Award in calculus, the highest Honor Roll Award and the Academic Excellence Award for English, Calculus and Physical Science. He enjoys playing on the varsity baseball, basketball and tennis teams. Impressively, Taylor is an 8-time Carson Scholar who not only excels in the classroom, but in the community. He volunteers at his high school as a lead tour guide, assists as a coach for a youth basketball camp and helps teachers in their classrooms.

Battle Creek/Michigan News

2015 Battle Creek Banquet:

The 13th Annual Battle Creek Carson Scholars Award ceremony was held at Battle Creek Central High School in their multipurpose gymnasium. Several hundred gathered to celebrate the high academic achievement of this year’s 27 new Carson Scholars and the 9 repeat scholars. Read more.

Photos from the 2015 Battle Creek Banquet.

2014 Battle Creek Banquet: The 12th Annual Battle Creek Carson Scholars Awards Banquet!

On a long, dreary rainy day, the clouds parted in the late afternoon and the sun smiled down in anticipation of the 12th annual Battle Creek Carson Scholars Awards banquet to begin!

The event was again held at Battle Creek Central High School…Bearcat country!  The huge school gymnasium was transformed into a lovely banquet hall with blue floor covering and blue and yellow accents all over.  Over 300 were seated at the white- cloth-covered tables which had 2’ diameter bud vases with daisies and blue asters.  And the large bouquet flowers in front of the lectern were yellow zinnias and royal blue delphiniums in a large white basket. Read more.

2013 Battle Creek Banquet: The 11th Annual Battle Creek Carson Scholars Awards Banquet!

Battle Creek Central High School, once again hosted the 11th Annual Carson Scholars Fund Awards Reception on Friday, April 26, 2013. The program began with W.K. Kellogg Foundation representative and Battle Creek native, Megan Russell Johnson, delivering a warm welcome and introducing the master of ceremonies. For the 3rd straight year, Aaron Baskerville, weekend reporter for WWMT Channel 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan enthusiastically emceed the Awards Ceremony.

In the Media

Carson Scholars program recognizes students for academic, humanitarian qualities
WWMT, April 2016
Students in Battle Creek, MI were recognized for their academic success and humanitarian qualities on Friday, April 29.