Megan Lappe is one of eight Medallion Scholars entering the College of Fine Arts for the fall 2009 semester and one of fifteen university wide. The Frostic School would like to welcome Megan into our community.
Megan M. Lappe, of Holland, Mich., received the John and Ramona Bernhard Endowed Medallion Scholarship and plans to major in fine arts. She graduated from West Ottawa High School and is the daughter of Patrick and Patricia Mahoney of Holland. A one-year member of the National Art Honors Society, Lappe has participated in district art competitions and earned varsity letters and academic awards in art, social studies and English. She was involved throughout high school in visual art; track; and cross county, in which she served as a team captain. Lappe also has participated in ballet, debate, the Gay Straight Alliance and the Cultural Technological Environmental Exchange. Her community service activities included volunteering for Vacation Bible School at Beechwood Church and at three WOstock musical festivals. Those festivals feature two days of benefit concerts at West Ottawa High School to benefit the Cultural Technological Environmental Exchange, a nonprofit West Ottawa organization that installs computer stations in schools and centers in Africa to advance the use of technology on that continent.
Each Medallion Scholarship is valued at $40,000 over four years ($10,000 per year). All Medallion Scholars become members of Western Michigan University's Lee Honors College. Benefits of the honors college include a freshman mentoring program, smaller class sizes, individualized academic advising, and much more.