News & Notes - 6/7/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 8, 2023

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Relay for Life set for June 10-11
ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Relay for Life of the Eastside, presented by Real Estate One Charitable Foundation, will be held from noon June 10 through noon June 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 32400 Jefferson Ave.

Relay for Life of the Eastside consists of teams from St. Clair Shores, Warren, Roseville, Eastpointe and the Grosse Pointes. During Relay for Life, the team members set up booths, walk laps and participate in various activities in honor of their family members and friends who died of cancer.

The opening ceremony is at noon June 10. The 24-hour event raises money for the American Cancer Society. Monetary donations will be used for cancer research and patient programs and services offered through the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit the website


Learn about Michigan State Police
EASTPOINTE — The Eastwood Odd Fellow Lodge will present an education program on the Michigan State Police from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10 at the hall, 23322 Gratiot Ave.

Odd Fellow member and Michigan State Trooper Donald Pasternak will be in the parking lot with the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad Unit. Children and adults are welcome, and Pasternak will answer questions.


Soundproof Band coming to library
EASTPOINTE — Members of the Soundproof Band will play a concert inside the courtyard of the Eastpointe Memorial Library at 4 p.m. June 22.

Come hear the sounds of Motown, rhythm and blues, and smooth jazz. The library is located at 15875 Oak Ave. To register for the concert, stop by the circulation desk or call (586) 445-5096.


Cruise into military museum’s car show June 13
EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society will hold its annual car show and cruise from 4 to 8 p.m. June 13.

Registration will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on-site during the event. There is no presale registration and no set fee to participants. Car owners can display their cars on a donation basis. Organizers will have a donation box set up.

The event will include a scale model contest in conjunction with International Plastic Modelers’ Society Warren, raffles and awards. To help offset event costs, organizers are selling sponsor packages. Sponsors will have their names announced during the event and the award presentations.

The MIMTHS is located at 16600 Stephens Road. For more information on the car show/cruise and for a sponsorship form, visit


MSGCU awards 19 scholarships to local students
METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union awarded 19 of its 29 scholarships to local students. The students were selected from 345 applicants and will each receive $2,500 for their educations. Recipients were selected for their academic excellence, community service and commitment to pursuing higher education.

“As an organization founded by teachers, we believe education is the foundation for success and provides individuals with the tools they need to reach career goals,” Steve Brewer, MSGCU president and CEO, said in a press release. “Completing a college degree, obtaining skilled trades certification, or graduating as a first responder requires a great deal of ambition, as well as a significant financial investment. We aim to reduce the monetary burden on students through our scholarship program.”

The Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship recognizes high school seniors committed to inspiring others through service and leadership and upholding the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” according to an MSGCU press release. It is given to five students annually. Among this year’s winners are Grace Stenger, of Marian High School; Jovana Peroska, of Dakota High School; and Stella Drozdowicz, of Bishop Foley High School.

Mackenzie Koehn, of Dakota High School, is among the four recipients of the Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship for students pursuing a career in education.

Fifteen of the 18 recipients of the Educational Solutions Scholarship, which helps offset costs for high school students planning to attend a college or university, are from local high schools. They include:

• Nina Freeman, Berkley High School.

• Jacob Dokho, International Academy.

• Om Joshi, International Academy.

• Gjonpjer Kola, Chippewa Valley High School.

• Ava Carr, Grosse Pointe South High School.

• Ian Gudenau, University Liggett High School.

• Mackenzie Bennetts, Mercy High School.

• Nathan Rakolta, North Farmington High School.

• Lindsay Royston, Novi High School.

• Eva Schienke, Lakeview High School.

• Hayden Perron, South Lake High School.

• Saadia Haque, Troy Athens High School.

• Jessica Mathew, Troy High School.

• Sonnet Xu, Troy High School.

• Abigail Vincler, Stoney Creek High School.