Distinguished alumni nominations sought 2011.12.14

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Education Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Morenci Schools Distinguished Alumni awards.

“This is a chance to recognize Morenci alumni who are making a difference with their lives,” said foundation president Bill Van Valkenburg.

Individuals are chosen for the award based not only on their success in their chosen careers but also because of their community and service activities. 

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2012. A committee of students serving on the Morenci Area High School Volunteer Club will decide which alumni to honor. 

To make a nomination, write to Volunteer Club, 700 E. Coomer St., Morenci, MI 49256, and include the following information:

• The nominee’s name, address, and phone number.

• The name, address and phone number of the person making the nomination.

• A letter explaining in as much detail as possible why the nominee should be a Morenci School Distinguished Alumni. 

Nominations can also be made by visiting www.morencieducationfoundation.org and selecting the “Distinguished Alumni” button. 

This year’s awards will be presented April 14 during the 10th annual dinner and auction event that supports the scholarship fund of the Morenci Education Foundation.

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