New Boston students recognized for being ‘Difference Makers’ at University of Michigan-Dearborn


By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

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Sam Parks, Emma Watters and Ricky Lindsay

Three students who study at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and have ties to New Boston were recently recognized by the school for being “Difference Makers.”

Sam Parks, 21, who moved to New Boston in the seventh grade and attended St. Stephen Catholic School, majors in mathematics and economics.

Parks is involved in student government and the honors program at the school and has maintained a 3.83 GPA while working towards two degrees.

His Difference Makers profile can be viewed here.

Emma Watters, 20, grew up in New Boston and attended Huron Public Schools.

Watters majors in public health and is part of the Special Olympics College, Public Health Student Society and Neurology Club.

She earned a full-ride Chancellor’s scholarship and has been on the Dean’s List every semester since she started at UM-Dearborn.

Watters’ Difference Makers profile can be viewed here.

Ricky Lindsay, 23, graduated from Huron High School in 2011.

Lindsay, a journalism and screen studies major, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal, the school’s student run newspaper, and was also a sports writer for the Journal for 3 years.

Lindsay was also involved with WUMD, the school’s radio staton, Wolf Pack, and National Society of Leadership and Success.

Lindsay’s Difference Makers profile can be viewed here.

UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are identified annually as students that are at the forefront of their fields, improving the lives of others and making an impact on their local communities.

Difference Makers at UM-Dearborn are nominated by faculty and staff.

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