KHS grad receives Plum Creek scholarship award

ESCANABA -A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to Kingsford High School student Rachel Strasdin from Plum Creek.

Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school students who plan to continue their education after graduation. Students are recognized based on their academic achievements, participation in school and community activities and overall achievement in their high school careers.

Strasdin plans to attend Neumont University in Salt Lake City to pursue a degree in web design and development. In high school, she served as National Honor Society president, drama club president, captain of the Quiz Bowl team and treasurer of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). She was named an All-American Scholar and QuestBridge Scholar. She is the daughter of Richard and Kimberley Strasdin.

Plum Creek’s community scholarships have been offered in selected operating states since 2007. This year, Plum Creek awarded 121 scholarships totaling $149,000 to high school seniors around the country. In Michigan, nine students received scholarships totaling $10,000.

Plum Creek is among the largest and most geographically diverse private landowners in the nation with approximately 6.8 million acres of timberlands in forest ecosystems across the northern and southeastern United States. The company also operates wood products mills in the Northwest.

As the company celebrates its 25th anniversary as a publicly traded corporation, they continue to manage their working forests and lands using sustainable practices to benefit Plum Creek’s many stakeholders. Visit for the latest information about Plum Creek.