Riverview Community School District scholarship winners

Sons of the American Legion Scholarship

Abigail Malinowski, daughter of Scott and Michelle Malinowski, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. While attending RCHS she has achieved notably in her academic career while taking several honors courses, along with every art class and advanced baking.

Abigail participated in Pirates Pals, mentoring younger students at Forest Elementary School and she took part in Kutz for Kids her freshman year.  This year, she served as a counselor at YMCA Storer Camp, leading district fifth-graders during a week-long outdoor classroom adventure. Abbie has also participated in two varsity sports at RCHS.  

She has played volleyball year-round with her club team and she earned a varsity letter her sophomore year for the Pirates team, where she earned honors as All-State Academic and all-Huron League Coaches’ Team. Abbie has also been a member of the varsity track team for all four years of high school. Outside of school she coaches 12-year-old volleyball and continues to enjoy her hobby in baking.  

During her years at RCHS she has created many great relationships with the teachers and classmates and her plan is to attend Grand Valley State University this fall.  She hopes to pursue a career in pediatric disabilities, possibly through speech pathology or occupational therapy. She also hopes to continue her Spanish career and to study abroad.

Riverview Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Kayla Hussein, daughter of Naimi Ronya, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. While attending RCHS, Kayla has maintained a 3.9 grade point average while taking numerous honors classes, AP classes and dual-enrolling at Henry Ford College and the University of Michigan – Dearborn.  

Active in extracurricular activities, Kayla is involved in the National Honor Society, Connection Club, Diversity Club, Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and Project Awareness. Project Awareness is a mental health awareness group that Kayla created last year and kickstarted this year. 

She is a member of the council for Connection Club and has been the President of Diversity Club for the past two years.

Following graduation, Kayla plans to attend Wayne State University, where she received a full-ride scholarship, or possibly the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  Since Kayla has already earned the majority of her credits towards an associate degree, Kayla hopes to focus her remaining two years of undergraduate school on her bachelor of science, as a major in biological sciences/pre-medicine, aiming to attend medical school. 

Her dream is to become a neurosurgeon, but until then, Kayla is looking forward to attending college full-time, with the skills and support acquired at RCHS to guide her along the way

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Marisela Puga, daughter of Vanessa Vela and Eloy Puga, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. During her four years she achieved a 3.6 G.P.A., while taking numerous honor classes and dual enrollment courses at Wayne County Community College. 

Throughout her high school career Marisela has been involved in several clubs. She has been a Spanish Club member for three years, Student Council member for one year, and a member of National Honor Society for one year. Currently, Marisela is the treasurer of Spanish Club and she is fluent in Spanish. 

Marisela is also involved in athletics; she is a two-sport varsity player. Being on the varsity soccer team since freshman year has helped Marisela develop into a positive role model. She enjoys playing on both the soccer field and basketball court as she has been passionate for sports her whole life. 

In the fall, she plans to attend Bethel University to start a dual program. She hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree in Math/Physics from Bethel University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame within the span of five years. She is determined and ready to become a leader within the global STEM workforce.

Riverview HoF Scholarship, Nancy Holloway Memorial School Alumni Scholarship

Marissa Luzac, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Luzac, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. While attending RCHS, she maintained a 4.153 G.P.A. while taking numerous AP and honors classes. 

Throughout high school, Marissa has been involved in many extracurricular activities. She is a four-year member of Student Council and has been a freshman mentor in Connection Club for two years. Marissa is also the vice president of National Honor Society and the student liaison for the Riverview School Board. 

She has been a member of the RCHS Marching and Symphonic Band for four years and alto saxophone section leader for two years. Marissa has been on both the varsity swimming and rowing teams for four years. 

While swimming, she qualified for the Division 3 State Meet her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She was a captain her junior and senior year and is a varsity record holder in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Her sophomore year, she rowed in the National Championship Regatta in New Jersey. 

In the fall, Marissa plans to attend Alma College to pursue secondary education while she continues swimming.
Riverview HoF Scholarship, Charles F. Mikesell Memorial Scholarship

Anastasia Stergiadis, daughter of Antonis and Kimberly Stergiadis, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. During her four years, she achieved a 4.161 GPA while taking numerous honors and advanced placement classes. 

Throughout high school, Anastasia has been involved as a four-year member of Kuts 4 Kids and Spanish Club. She has also been a member of Student Council, a representative for the Class of 2020, Connection Club, and Pirate Pals. She was inducted into The National Honor Society her junior year. 

Anastasia has also held several leadership positions throughout high school, serving as Spanish Club vice president, secretary of NHS, president of Spanish Club, and vice president of Kuts 4 Kids.

Anastasia is involved with athletics as a four-year member of the varsity soccer team, and she was awarded first-team All Huron League, All District and first-team All-News Herald honors. Last year, she was voted WDIV Channel 4 Girls Soccer Spring Frenzy “Favorite Junior.” 

In addition, Anastasia has played basketball all four years, earning her varsity letter last year while helping her team to win a district championship during the season.  

In the fall, Anastasia plans to attend Michigan State University. She hopes to study human biology and Spanish, with the goal of becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Riverview Hall of Fame Scholarship

Algiannah Albania, daughter of Alvin and Gina Albania, is a senior at Riverview Community High School, where she participates in the honors and advanced placement courses provided by RCHS.  

Algiannah has been involved as a four-year member of the marching and symphonic bands, where she plays flute, and she also is a member of the Marching Pirates Color Guard.

During her junior year, she was appointed color guard captain and she remained captain her senior year. Algiannah is also a member of the varsity dance team and has participated in competitions for the past three years. 

In addition,  Algiannah is a member of the National Honor Society.  While attending RCHS, Algiannah was named Pirate of the Month her freshman year for “Respect,” and she was awarded a scholarship as winner of a VFW writing contest.  

After high school, Algiannah plans to attend Wayne State University to pursue a job in the medical field as a registered nurse.

Riverview Hall of Fame Scholarship

Caden Corso, son of Scott and Michele Corso, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. Throughout his time at RCHS, he has maintained a 4.3449 GPA while taking many high-level classes, including honors classes, CP classes, and AP classes. Caden has also taken numerous dual enrollment classes at various colleges, including Henry Ford College, University of Michigan- Dearborn and Ferris State University all while participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. 

He has been on the varsity basketball team for the past two years, and he has been a member of the National Honor Society since his sophomore year. Additionally, Caden has taken part in DECA his junior and senior years, making it to state finals both years.

Caden has participated in Connection Club and has done volunteer work at his parish.  

After high school, Caden plans to attend the University of Kentucky to pursue a career in engineering. The fields that most capture his interest are mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and electrical engineering. Caden is thankful for the people he has met and the experiences he has had at RCHS.

Riverview Hall of Fame Scholarship

Ryan Evina, son of Ron and Lora Evina, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. While attending RCHS, Ryan has maintained a GPA over 3.0 while taking numerous honors and advanced placement classes.  

Ryan has participated in numerous activities as a high school student, including Connection Club his junior and senior year and Project Awareness in twelfth grade.  

Ryan volunteered to be a cabin leader at YMCA Storer Camp, working with fifth graders in the outdoor classroom setting during both his junior and senior years. 

He also has played on the varsity baseball team for the past three years, receiving a varsity letter in that sport. As a Pirate slugger, Ryan was named All-Huron League second team and All-District.  He was also involved on the freshman basketball team as a 9th grader.  

In the fall, Ryan will attend Adrian College where he will play college baseball.  He plans to study forensic science and hopes to pursue a career in criminal justice as a forensic scientist.

Riverview Hall of Fame Scholarship

Joseph Kaczor, the son of Lytelia Kaczor, is a senior at Riverview Community High School. While attending RCHS, he achieved a 4.249 GPA while taking various honors and AP classes, in addition to dual enrollment courses at Henry Ford College.

Throughout high school Joseph has participated in marching band for all four years, this year as a section leader for Percussion.

Joseph has also been a four-year member of the Quiz Bowl Team, serving as captain his senior year. He is the president of the RCHS National Honor Society and serves as a class representative in student government. 

Joseph has also volunteered at Beaumont Hospital in Trenton, privately tutored his peers in chemistry, and participated in the Henry Ford Metropolitan Band as a percussionist. He is most proud of creating a chemistry tutoring club with his friends at RCHS to help other students understand chemistry on a deeper level.  

Joseph has a four-year award for being on the RCHS tennis team and he was named to the top doubles team his senior year, receiving multiple accolades in tournaments and league meets.  

In the fall Joseph plans to either attend the University of Chicago or the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He intends to study biology or biochemistry with the goal of becoming a college professor or a researcher in medicine.

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