Two Mason High School students, Olivia Beeney and Jayden Hartsuff, were awarded the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agnes “Aggie” Corner Scholarships for community volunteerism in May. Mike Waltz, MACC president, presented the scholarships at the Mason High School awards ceremony.
Both students live in the Mason area and were awarded $500 each for their focus on both education and community volunteerism. Beeney has volunteered at Turning Point Donkey Rescue for many years and volunteers with the Ingham County Animal Shelter. She is interested in pursuing a certificate in horse management at Michigan State University with an internship at an equine facility.
Hartsuff has worked and studied in the culinary arts field and volunteers as an assistant volleyball coach at Mason Middle School. She also has volunteered with the Ingham County Animal Shelter. When she goes to Lansing Community College in August, her goal is to become an elementary school teacher and coach volleyball.
A portion of the net proceeds of the annual MACC Golf Classic goes toward funding the chamber’s longtime $500 scholarship program, which now assists two students a year. In 2008, the scholarship was named by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce to honor the memory of Aggie Corner, a prominent community volunteer.
The 46th annual MACC Golf Classic, presented by Oracle Financial Solutions and sponsored by many other chamber members, will be held this year Thursday, July 25, at Eldorado Golf Course.