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DJ Zarnosky Award

Mary Lindgren

Mary Lindgren

The DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award is presented each spring to a member of Grand Rapids Students for Life who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the prolife movement.

This award is named to honor the memory of Dennis Joseph Zarnosky, who died in a tragic car accident in 2000.  DJ was only 16 when he died; however, he was always a passionate supporter of life and was determined to make a difference in the world.

Steve and Sandy Zarnosky, DJ’s parents, were blessed by his life and and they continue to be enriched and encouraged by memories of his spirit and by the young award recipients who are carrying on his legacy of support for the prolife movement.

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LIFE LEADERSHIP AWARD CRITERIA

  • High school senior at time of application deadline
  • Consistent volunteer work with Grand Rapids Right to Life in the past year
  • Active involvement with Grand Rapids Students for Life in the past year
  • Completed application

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PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

  • 2017 – Mary Lindgren
  • 2016 – David Bridge
  • 2014 – Madeleine Jepsen, Colleen Lyons
  • 2013 – Katie DeVries
  • 2011 – Kate Hendrick, Gus Wasinski
  • 2009 – Rachel Dupont
  • 2008 – Abbey Luebke, Theresa Wasinski, Anna Worm
  • 2007 – Mari Colleen Emmerson, Gabriel Johnson
  • 2005 – Stacy Conson
  • 2004 – Bobby Bellamy, Kristina Honore, Kim Palasek
  • 2003 – Jennifer Coon, Jamie Heeringa, Lindsey Thompson
  • 2002 – Kyle Colter, Amanda Diephouse, Andrea LaForge, Kara Lenhart, Tim Morin, Shannon Wasco
  • 2001 – Brandon Gasper

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APPLICATION

To apply for the $1,000 DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award:

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Submit it by April 15 to Grand Rapids Right to Life.