A scholarship for the whole community

Melanie Howard is crying.

She’s a teacher here at Argentine Elementary school. She thought she was coming in for a parent meeting. She wasn’t. She had no idea what was coming.

As she walked into school she found herself facing a small group of people and cameras.

“I’m actually not a parent. My name is Kristi Hottenstein; I’m Vice Chancellor at the University of Michigan-Flint,” walking over to Melanie.

“What is this? Am I being Punk’d?” Melanie laughs but she’s nervous, shaking.

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