On April 29th, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Muskegon hosted their 29th annual luncheon presentation of the “Brogren-Christie Scholarship” at First Baptist Church. This scholarship is aimed toward a noteworthy senior who has “overcome obstacles in their lives and gone on to make significant contributions to their school and community.” One scholarship is presented to a student from each high school in Muskegon County.
This year’s Reeths-Puffer honoree was Jordan Grabinski. Jordan, who is a member of the percussion section of marching band and a varsity baseball player, was injured in his junior year of high school, which resulted in the permanent loss of vision in his left eye. Since that injury, Jordan has been the model to the old adage, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” as he has not only continued in his extra-curricular activities, but his grades in the classroom have actually INCREASED since this difficult injury.
Attending the luncheon with Jordan were his proud parents, Bob and Shawn Grabinski, and his counselor, Mr. Schlaff, who was honored to speak a few words on his behalf and present the award, a $250 scholarship, from the Kiwanis Club of Muskegon.
Jordan plans to attend Great Lakes Academy in Grand Rapids in the fall to become a licensed medic. Once he accomplishes that goal, his next goal will be to become a firefighter.
Congratulations, Jordan! We know you will be a great success!