NILES, Michigan (August 22, 2016) — The Niles Haunted House Board of Directors is pleased to announce the deserving graduates who will receive scholarships from the Niles Scream Park community project. These graduates stood out based on their academic success, involvement in the Michiana community and future aspirations to become civic leaders. We are proud of the accomplishments achieved by this group of young adults and are confident in their ability to sustain success in their collegiate and professional careers. The scholarship recipients are as follows:
Morgan Altergott, Niles High School “Lou Milley Memorial Scholarship”
Anna Lancaster, Brandywine High School “John Carlson Memorial Scholarship”
Desiree Love, Niles High School “Gottlieb Christ Memorial Scholarship”
Jasmine Love, Niles High School “Gottlieb Christ Memorial Scholarship”
Jacob DeVlaminck, Buchanan High School “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Brianna Gleason, Brandywine High School “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Sloan Kangas, Brandywine High School “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Jalessa Garner, Brandywine High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship
Elizabeth Moody, Brandywine High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Since 1992, the Niles Scream Park has awarded $48,900 in scholarships to 128 local high school students.
These scholarships are made possible by the hard working volunteers at the Niles Scream Park. Each year a select group of individuals donate their time to support local high school graduates. In addition to local scholarships, the Niles Scream Park community project supports more than 65 area charities and non-profit groups.
Proceeds benefitted local school and service organizations including groups such as the Make a Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts, Pets Connect, the American Cancer Society (Haunters for Hope team) and Positively Dance. Last year, the 42nd consecutive year for running the project, raised over $106,000. More than 1.5 million dollars have been raised since 1996.
The Scream Park officially opens Friday, September 16th. The Park is open from 8:00 to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in September, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in October and 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Sundays in October and Monday, October 31. The Park is also open Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm for the Black Out event.
The Scream Park is located at 855 Mayflower Road in Niles, Michigan. The Park easily is accessed by taking Exit 5 (Niles-Buchanan Road) from the US 31 Expressway.
Pictured above is Niles Scream Park President, Don Kirkendall, with the scholarship winners from Niles High School. From left to right: Morgan Altergott, Desiree Love, Kirkendall and Jasmine Love.