Anthony Hinnen, Grand River Technical School’s automotive service technology instructor, was honored Friday evening with a $4,000 scholarship from the Kenneth F. Churchill and Eugenia M. Churchill Foundation, Inc., presented by foundation representative, Dana Macoubrie.

Anthony Hinnen, Grand River Technical School’s automotive service technology instructor, was honored Friday evening with a $4,000 scholarship from the Kenneth F. Churchill and Eugenia M. Churchill Foundation, Inc., presented by foundation representative, Dana Macoubrie. The presentation came during the graduation exercises of GRTS students at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Hinnen is completing his sixth year as a GRTS instructor. He is a former student of GRTS and after working in the industry for some time, he returned to GRTS to become a teacher. He has spent his own time and money perfecting his craft and received extra industry training that will benefit the program and students The Churchill scholarship fund provides scholarships to teachers pursuing degrees and/or certifications in career and technical teacher education programs. It is designed to recognize and support academic/technical excellence and high standards, recognize and retain individuals who demonstrate the potential to become effective teachers, and reward teachers who contribute to student learning “outside the typical classroom” and those who devote time to providing training to members of the local community. To be eligible, teachers must be under contract to teach for GRTS and possess valid state teaching licenses for that period of time, have a proven track record of working with students in the classroom and at shop or clinical sites, and value education and have a strong desire to learn and teach; relate well to diverse students; be passionate, positive, energetic, creative and enthusiastic.