2020 Scholarship Winner Kylee Cromer
on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Kylee Cromer, daughter of Kelly and Kelly Cromer is a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School.
A two-year member of the National Honor Society, she received academic excellence awards for four years and ranked eighth in her class. She was also a member of the Dowagiac Rotary Interact Club and a volunteer at the Dowagiac Conservation Club.
Yet, her passion for horses is what has truly shaped her life and taught her responsibility and commitment. She explained that, “it’s very hard work, building muscle memory and establishing a bond with a horse. However, it pays off every time.” She competed with horses in 4-H and as part of the Dowagiac Equestrian Club (DEC) for years and earned her varsity letter and won districts three years in a row with the DEC.
She also participated in powerlifting for one year, placing second at regionals and eighth at state. “I started lifting at the gym and discovered that I really enjoyed it. In addition to reinforcing my values in hard work, powerlifting taught me the importance of good nutrition and taking care of myself.”
This fall, she will head to Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she will finish her associate’s degree before she begins pursuing interior design at Western Michigan University next spring.
As part of the scholarship application, we asked students to submit a video time capsule that they would open in 10 years. Selection for the scholarship was based on the video along with
academic performance and other achievements. Here is Kylee's video: