NILES SCREAM PARK SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2017

NILES, Michigan (June 20, 2017) — 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:

Jaycee Myer, Niles High School “Lou Milley Memorial Scholarship”
Paige Pomranka, Brandywine High School  “John Carlson Memorial Scholarship”
Cade Stephenson, Niles High School  “Gottlieb Christ Memorial Scholarship”
Sarah Blumka, Brandywine High School  “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Rachel Mackey, Niles High School  “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Michelle Stevens, Niles High School  “Keith Shurte Memorial Scholarship”
Samuel Burge, Brandywine High School  “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Alexis Garcia, Brandywine High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Drew Mikel, Niles High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Clayton Sidenbender, Edwardsburg High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Michael Stowe, Brandywine High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”
Mary Wright, Ross Beatty High School “Niles Haunted House Scholarship”

This is a record breaking number of scholarships awarded in one year. Since 1992, the Niles Scream Park has awarded $52,150 in scholarships to 140 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, Positively Dance and the Niles Drama Club (Four Flags Players). Last year, the 43rd consecutive year for running the project, raised over $124,000. More than 1.7 million dollars have been raised since 1996.

The Scream Park officially opens Friday, September 15th. 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 Tuesday, October 31. The Park is also open Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4 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.

For more information call 269-687-FEAR (3327) or see the website at www.haunted.org.