Excellence in Education

Excellence in Education 2020

Congratulations, award recipients, and thank you, families and friends for supporting the efforts of these outstanding students and educators!

Our vision at Grow & Lead is for all Upper Peninsula youth to thrive. We work with schools, nonprofits and communities to create a culture that builds on the strengths of young people. Here in Marquette and Alger Counties, the Excellence in Education program is one way we bring the community together to honor our young people and to recognize those that support them.

We regret that we aren’t able to celebrate Excellence in Education together in person this year. However, we hope you will enjoy reading about the accomplishments and aspirations of this remarkable group of students and educators soon. We are creating a tribute book to honor the tremendous contributions they make to the fabric of our community. We hope it serves as a remembrance of the very best of 2020—the remarkable spirit and strength of our young people and those that have helped instill it in them.

Be well.

Amy Quinn
CEO, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development

Download Tribute Book

2020 Academic Achievement Award Recipients

2020 Professional Development Award Recipients

Award Distribution Policy

To make a donation, donate online or contact the Community Foundation of Marquette County at 226-7666 or the Alger Regional Community Foundation at 387-3900.

Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors




Bronze Sponsors


Copper Sponsors 

Alger Regional Community Foundation
Cheryl Jackson RE/MAX 1st Realty
Judge & Mrs. Mark Louma
Community Foundation of Marquette County
Peoples State Bank