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Junior Business Student of the Year

Northwood University has recently recognized eighty-one high school business students for the Junior Business Student of the Year Award, twelve of which will be attending Northwood this fall and will be receiving a scholarship. Each student is nominated by their teacher for their participation in their school’s business programs and their passion for business. The award is presented to a high school student who personifies integrity, responsibility, empathy and achievement, which are attributes that align perfectly with the Northwood Idea.

Scholarship recipients include:

  • Lauren C. Bell, Lake Orion Community High School

  • Emily K. Buffa, Dewitt High School

  • Carson L. Cooley, Bay City Western High School

  • Morgan Gotwalt, Greenville Senior High School

  • Olivia K. Haring, Clare Public Schools

  • Payton L. Johnson, Rochester High School

  • Karlie K. McFarland, Central High School

  • Catherine L. Okma, Traverse City West Sr. High School

  • Noah Snable, Oxford High School

  • Matthew Thibeault, Saline High School

  • Andria N. Thompson, Anchor Bay High School

  • James A. Wolfe, Colerain High School

The award is presented with a four-year renewable scholarship to Northwood University. In addition, all nominated students will also receive a scholarship towards Northwood University’s annual summer Learning About Business (LAB) Camp. Our LAB Camp is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in an environment surrounded by professors, students and mentors who share the same passion for business.

Our mission is to encourage young minds to seek out more experiential learning opportunities and find their inner passion for business. The awardee’s unceasing commitment to their business programs create excitement in the classroom and encourages others to do the same. I hope these students discover their True North during their time at Northwood University and become the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.

Have a great weekend!


Students Learn About Business

Students Learn About Business

Northwood’s Summer Camps

Northwood’s Summer Camps