Sharing passions with future generations is demonstrated through the scholarship endowment honoring the memory of Joe Brisson.
A local athlete and soccer player, Joe had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life that carries on through the high school senior recipients of this scholarship.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Barney and Renie Barber Trade Scholarship was established in memory of Barney and Renie Barber, who were long time residents of Rapid City. The Barbers co-founded Do-All Construction Company and served as role models for success through hard work and perseverance to the many young people they helped throughout their lives. Their construction company offered many young men and their families an opportunity to earn an income in northern Michigan in the building trades. They valued education and a strong work ethic and worked diligently to help young people make their own way in life. They lived and worked in Kalkaska County and supported their community through various civic and educational activities.
The Barney and Renie Barber Trade Scholarship supports annual awards for graduating seniors from Forest Area, Kalkaska and Mancelona High Schools who are planning to attend a post-secondary program related to the building trades, such as engineering, architecture, masonry, plumbing, etc.