FLUSHING — Flushing High School graduate Reagan Herr has been recognized by the Flushing Lions Club for his academic accomplishments and entrepreneurial spirit.
Herr, a 2021 FHS grad, received a $3,000 scholarship from the Flushing Lions Club and the Dr. M.C. Bigelow Award for high scholastic achievement, leadership ability, extracurricular involvement and interviewing skills. The Flushing Lions Club Scholarship Committee presented the award to Herr on June 1 at the Flushing Depot.
As an FHS student, Herr played varsity soccer and was involved with the National Honor Society, Student Council, Mu Alpha Theta, DECA and the Science National Honors Society. He also accumulated a 4.029 GPA and graduated in the top 10 of his class.
Outside the classroom, Herr has gained business experience by helping his father and brothers run a local honey company. Herr’s family has raised honeybees for the past 10 years, wholesaling honey to local stores and retailing to family and friends.
Herr said that working in the family business helped him to gain valuable experiences with supplier relations, invoices, costs of production and the true value of a dollar. He also said that entrepreneurship has taught him the value of self-marketing and building long-lasting assets.
Herr plans to attend Mott Community College for two years before transferring to Kettering University to study mechanical engineering. Herr’s Flushing Lions Club scholarship will cover most of his expenses at Mott.
In addition to recognizing Herr, the Flushing Lions Club also gave a $200 donation to local Boy Scout Ethan Case, who gave a presentation on his Eagle Scout project to club members. Case, a member of Scout Troop #42, recently built a closet to store large musical instruments at Flushing High School.
The Lions Club donation will go toward Case’s Eagle Scout project expenses.