---- — n The following area students graduated from Western Michigan University in the summer of 2012: Terri Lynnette, of Traverse City; Judy L. Crockett, of Traverse City; Matthew Thomas Wittbrodt, of Traverse City; Sanjay N. Woolcott, of Traverse City; Margaret McDaniels, of Lake Leelanau; and Alex Joseph Marczak, of Cadillac.
n The Bellaire High School Student Council received a $1,000 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. This grant will be used to purchase fleece material that the students will make into blankets, which will be donated to the Antrim County Baby Pantry.
Members of the Great Lakes Energy Cooperative support the People Fund by rounding their bills to the next highest dollar. The rounded amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.