On Monday, attorney Kevin Sutton of Lusk & Albertson in Detroit awarded Lapeer High School senior Kellee Byard with the firm’s LAunch Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year.
Winners of the LAunch Scholarship demonstrate high academic achievement, significant community involvement and a personal commitment to excellence. Kellee is one of four recipients out of more than 200 applicants.
According to Sutton, Kellee’s commitment to excellence is second to none.
“It’s such an honor for us to be able interact with students who have made the right choices…that have the passion and enthusiasm for what they want to do,” Sutton said. “What impressed us the most was who she is beyond the résumé. Her passion and energy sets her apart and will continue to set her apart as she moves to the next stage.”
The next stage is in Ann Arbor, at the University of Michigan.
Kellie is a stellar student (4.25 GPA), a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, student council and is an award-winning artist.
She’s super fast, too.
Over the weekend, she was a part of the fastest 4×200 meter relay team in school history.
Congratulations to Kellee, her parents Wendy and Keith Byard, and everyone in our school community who helped her along the way.