Students who will be a junior or senior in the 2020/2021 school year and want to be a link crew leader, please fill out the application above. The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020.
Sara Marie Diepenhorst was a beautiful, intelligent, nineteen-year-old young woman with a zest for life that few people possess. Before graduating as valedictorian of Kennedy High School in Taylor in 1997, Sara was involved in numerous activities throughout her high school career. She was especially proud to serve as a mentor through Common Ground, a program that provides role models for local junior high school students. She was also the president of the National Honor Society, co-captain of the varsity cross-country team, secretary of the student government, and a four-year participant in Youth-in-Government. Sara had just completed her first year of college at the University of Michigan when she was involved in a car accident on July 27, 1998. Her death five days later left her family and friends wondering why such a senseless tragedy could happen to someone with as much to offer the world as Sara did.
In an effort to make the slightest amount of sense out of such a tragedy, Sara’s family, friends, classmates, and other caring members of her community raised enough money to establish a scholarship fund in her name that would last into perpetuity. The Sara Marie Diepenhorst Memorial Scholarship, held under the auspices of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, is awarded each year to a high school senior from Taylor who will attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The successful applicant is the person who most embodies the qualities that Sara possessed.
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