2021 Scholarship Recipients
Due to this year’s pandemic we are again unable to bring our recipients and their donors together to celebrate. Instead, we celebrated with a parade by each recipient’s home to place a yard sign declaring that a “Scholarship Winner Lives Here!” We hope to resume to our face-to-face celebration next year with the inaugural Russ Marvel Scholarship Celebration, named to honor the vision, diligence, and dedication of this founding member of the Unit 40 Education Foundation and retired EHS principal but want to celebrate this year’s scholarship recipients and their donors with you online!
Al’s Tire Mart Scholarship – Al’s Tire Mart is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Jackson Lee!
Jackson is the son of Sean and Denise Lee and plans to attend John A. Logan College and study pre-chiropractic.
“I plan on using my education to become a chiropractor and then further my study to become a specialist and one day open my own office.”
Bill and Julie Fritcher Scholarship – The Effingham Unit #40 Education Foundation is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in the field of Education or Social Services. Russ and Shari Marvel started this scholarship as a thank you to William and Julie Fritcher for their contributions in education, Julie as a school counselor and Bill for his years of dedicated service to Unit #40. In addition, Bill was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Unit 40 Education Foundation.
Congratulations, Isabella Kronewitter!
Isabella, the daughter of John and Angela Kronewitter, plans to attend SIUE and study speech-language pathology and audiology.
“I plan to use my Speech Pathology Degree by going into the homes of birth to three-aged children to help improve their communication skills.”
Centenary United Methodist Church Scholarship – This $500 scholarship is given in memory of John and Patricia Kirby by their family. John and Patricia were both graduates of Effingham High School. Preference is to be given to a student who is a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Congratulations, Tucker Moeller!
Tucker, the son of Scott and Libby Moeller, plans to attend Indiana State University and study accounting.
“Accounting is a degree that I know I can confidently move forward with to create a solid foundation for my career path. To complement my abilities in the business world I’ve been accepted into the Networks Professional Development Program as well as the Honors College at ISU. I plan on progressing through my enhanced Accounting course load at Indiana State, acquiring my CPA degree, and then heading to graduate school to study law. The world of law has always fascinated me. The heat of battle in a courtroom is something that I’ve enjoyed observing, and I would like to eventually obtain a JD degree. With a vast knowledge of accounting paired with expertise in the field of law, I will set myself up for a bright future full of fantastic job opportunities.”
Chris Donaldson Memorial Scholarship – Chris Donaldson graduated from EHS in 1995. He later served in the U.S. Army, stationed at numerous bases across the US, as well as Germany, Korea, and Afghanistan. Because of his hard work and perseverance after enlisting, he was accepted into flight training school in Fort Rucker Alabama, he graduated as a Chinook helicopter pilot, and later rose to the high rank of Chief Warrant Officer II, serving with the 10th Mountain Division. While serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Chris died in a helicopter crash on May 5, 2006, along with nine other soldiers. Chris was such an outstanding, kind, and generous person that his surviving family, friends, and many others donate annually so that two $750 scholarships can be awarded in Chris’s honor to graduating EHS seniors pursuing any field of study.
Congratulations, Dane Seiler!
Dane, the son of David and Susan Seiler, plans to attend either the University of Notre Dame or Grinnell College and study biochemistry.
“I hope to study biochemistry and learn more about processes like drug design. I’m considering medical school afterwards, but I’m leaving the door open because I can’t wait to see what college will bring for me.”
Congratulations, Macey Latch!
Macey, the daughter of Troy and Jenny Latch, plans to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale and major in agriculture.
“I plan to use my education to get a good job and gain knowledge in the agricultural industry. Eventually I plan to bring my education back to my family farm here in Effingham.”
Civil Design Inc. – Civil Giving Scholarship – Civil Design is a female-owned Civil Engineering Firm with offices in St. Louis, Missouri; Effingham, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky. Civil Design Inc. is offering a $500 scholarship to a female Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue her education in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related field. Civil Giving Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, Civil Design Inc.’s charitable branch, started this scholarship as a recognition and appreciation of the many women leaders in STEM fields.
Congratulations, Jackeline Garcia!
Jackeline, the daughter of Jesus and Leticia Garcia, plans to attend the University of Notre Dame and study chemistry with a French/Spanish minor.
“I plan to use my chemistry major to later go on to some health-related career, possibly dentistry, and I want to use my language minor to study abroad and meet cool people and places.”
Clyde Oberlin Memorial Scholarship – The Clyde Oberlin family is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in the graphic arts, business, or information technology fields. Clyde Oberlin moved to the Effingham community in the early 1970s. He was instrumental in bringing the World Color Press plant to Effingham and was an inspiration for corporate citizenry and civic leadership.Upon his death in 1997, his wife Charlene determined the best way to keep his civic spirit alive was to create scholarships for college-bound students. This scholarship is separate from the Oberlin Scholarships offered through Midland States Bank and will take into consideration academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service.
Congratulations, Andrew Blacker!
Andrew, the son of Matthew and Vicki Blacker, plans to attend Lake Land College and major in finance.
“I am planning on attending Lake Land College to obtain my associates in economics before transferring to a 4-year university and getting my bachelor’s degree in finance. Using those degrees, I plan on becoming a financial advisor. As a financial advisor, I hope to be able to assist people in planning their financial futures.”
Dan Hecht Business Scholarship – Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, Inc. is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in the field of Business.
Congratulations, Parker Wolfe!
Parker, the son of David and Angie Wolfe, plans to attend Illinois Wesleyan University and study accounting.
“I plan to use my education to get a job I love and achieve great things in life.”
Dan King Memorial Scholarship – This $500 scholarship is in honor of Daniel J. King, given by his family. Dan graduated as valedictorian from Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana, and considered himself a life-long learner. As a long-time member of the Effingham community, Dan was very active in volunteer work – especially programs involving young people. He was an 8th grade Sunday School teacher and Youth program coordinator at his church for 25 years, including leading youth on 15 mission trips to Appalachia. A proud Eagle Scout, he was a member of the Lincoln Trails Boy Scout Council Board of Directors and played an active role in the troops at the local level. Dan was a past member of the board for United Way of Effingham County. He helped the EHS Band Boosters grow their cookout fundraiser from the occasional football game to a standing tradition of the EHS football season with a permanent structure. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate a high academic standard and a strong commitment to volunteerism. Criteria to be considered include a minimum GPA of 3.5, any course of study at a four-year university, and more than one type of volunteer experience–at least one with a youth-oriented group (church, Scouts, sports, etc.).
Congratulations Christian Raddatz!
Christian, the son of Jim and Tara Raddatz, plans to attend Lake Land College and study environmental science.
“I will work to obtain a degree in environmental science and then hopefully become a wildlife biologist.”
Debolt Enterprises, Inc./Culver’s of Effingham Scholarship – Debolt Enterprises, Inc./Culver’s of Effingham is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior going on to further his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Logann Mayfield!
Logann, the daughter of Amy Mayfield and Kevin Pocrnich, plans to attend SIUE and major in biology.
“I plan to get a degree in biology to then get accepted into dental school and become a dentist.”
Dr. P.D.L. Nayak Scholarship – Dr. P.D.L. Nayak is offering a $1000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior going on to further his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Anna Sigg!
Anna, the daughter of Todd and Lisa Sigg, plans to attend Lake Land College and study pre-med.
“I will attend Lake Land for two years and then transfer to a university to pursue a degree as a veterinarian.”
Effingham JFL Scholarship – The Effingham JFL is sponsoring a $500 scholarship to an EHS senior who wishes to continue his or her education. Applicants must have participated in JFL football or cheerleading for at least 2 years and also participated in the high school program.
Congratulations, Nathan Thompson!
Nathan is the son of Chad Thompson and is undecided where he will attend college at this time. He plans to study ag business and marketing.
“I plan to pursue my career in ag business starting with my internship with FS.”
J & J Ventures Gaming, LLC Scholarship – J & J Ventures Gaming LLC is offering a $1000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who will attend an Illinois school to further his or her education in a business field of study. The successful applicant will be active in extra-curricular activities, perform well academically, and be generally a well-rounded individual.
Congratulations, Preston Latch!
Preston, the son of Jenny and Troy Latch, plans to attend Lake Land College/SIUE to study business entrepreneurship.
“My education plans will open the doors for the creation of my own business and set me on the path to success.”
Jack Klosterman Memorial Scholarship –The family of Jack Klosterman is offering a $500 scholarship with preference given to EHS graduates who have played football. Growing up, Jack was an outstanding athlete in both basketball and football. He translated his love of sports into an outstanding coaching career. Jack was the EHS football coach from 1956, until his retirement in 1980. His overall coaching record was 198-63-8 in thirty-one years, including 9 conference titles, 6 undefeated seasons, and 2 playoff appearances. He twice was named Coach of the Year by the Decatur Herald and Review, inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and honored with the naming of EHS’s football field, as Klosterman Field.
Congratulations, Jacob Stoneburner!
Jacob, the son of Stacy Schuette, plans to attend McKendree University and study psychology.
“I plan to use my education to get a job working in professional sports and help athletes with their mental toughness.”
James Zumbahlen Construction Skills Scholarship – Lustig Custom Cabinets is sponsoring a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior exhibiting a strong interest in building construction and/or woodworking. Jim taught Construction Trades and Woodworking at EHS for over 30 years. His class was featured in “This Old House” for their work helping renovate Effingham’s historic Garnet Hall.
Congratulations, Shelby Rieman!
Shelby, the daughter of Jeff and Angi Rieman, plans to attend Lake Land College and study architecture.
“I will use my education to gain my bachelor’s degree in Architecture so I can further my advancement opportunities with my future career path.”
Justin Chesnut Memorial General Studies Scholarship – This $500 scholarship is given in memory of Justin Chesnut, a valedictorian of the EHS Class of 2002. He graduated from Greenville College in 2007, magna cum laude, with majors in Business Management and Social Work. While attending Greenville College, Justin earned the Wall Street Journal Award, and placed twice in the Business Management competition at the National Professional Business Leaders Conference. He was a giving person, volunteering in faith-based and community activities, including church and the Cross Foundation, and sponsoring a child overseas through Compassion Ministries. The applicant for this scholarship should display high moral character and excellence in all activities.
Congratulations, Chase Woomer!
Chase, the son of Jason and Abra Woomer, plans to attend SIUE and major in law.
“I plan to use my education to let me become the best lawyer possible.”
Kim Jackson Memorial Scholarship by Effingham Lightning Basketball – The Lightning Basketball Organization is offering a $1000 scholarship in memory of Kim Jackson to an EHS senior who played Lightning Basketball or participated in basketball at EHS. Kim was the wife of an Effingham Lightning coach and mother of a player. She was full of energy and brought a smile to your face when you spoke to her. She loved her kids and was involved in all of their many activities. When Kim was diagnosed with a brain tumor after experiencing headaches, the news was devastating to her family, friends, and the Lightning basketball family. However, Kim held her head high, battled hard, and continued to support her kids in their activities the best she could. Before each game, teams gather in a huddle. Some say LIGHTNING, others say DEFENSE or TOGETHER. Kim’s husband and son’s team gathered to say WE FIGHT, WE FIGHT, WE FIGHT, to honor a wife, mother, and friend. Kim fought hard but unfortunately lost her battle. However, her spirit lives on.
Congratulations, Taylor Armstrong!
Taylor, the daughter of Chad and Melissa Armstrong, plans to attend Millikin University and study biology/pre-chiropractic.
“I plan to graduate Millikin University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and further my education at Logan University to get my Chiropractic Degree and eventually open my own Chiropractic practice.”
Kindra Westendorf Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is given in honor of Kindra Westendorf, an EHS graduate who excelled in volleyball and academics. Kindra was pursuing her career as a physician, prior to her untimely death. She is remembered for her leadership, ability to focus, athletic competitiveness, and community involvement. Kindra traveled to China with a medical delegation, which reflects her work ethic and moral character. The applicant for this scholarship must display much of these same characteristics that exemplified Kindra’s life. The Samuel Music Foundation, in conjunction with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ken Westendorf, is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a female EHS senior who meets the following criteria:
- Has a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Participated in volleyball
- Exhibits qualities of leadership, community service, and high moral character.
Congratulations, Jacy Boatman!
Jacy, the daughter of Michelle and John Boatman, plans to attend Millikin University and study nursing.
“I plan to use my education to receive a BSN, work two years as a critical care nurse with the knowledge I learned, and then go back to anesthesia school to become a CRNA.”
Linders Limited LLC/McDonalds Scholarship – Linders Limited LLC/McDonalds is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior going on to further his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Morgan Hagler!
Morgan, the daughter of Alex and Jill Hagler, plans to attend Missouri State University and has an undeclared major at this time.
“My hard work ethic throughout high school will help me reach my goals because I know how to stay motivated and work efficiently towards those goals. Not only that, but with all of the challenging high school and dual credit courses I took, I’ll be able to handle the tough tasks college or my future job will throw at me.”
Marion Eye Center Scholarship – Marion Eye Center is sponsoring a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in any field of study. Strong consideration will be given to financial need for further education, including trade schools and community colleges.
Congratulations, Isabella Nantes!
Isabella, the daughter of Leyff and Silmara Nantes, plans to attend Eastern Illinois University and study public relations.
“I plan to use my education to help promote and connect different organizations through various forms of media.”
Maxine Gravenhorst Memorial Scholarship – The Maxine Gravenhorst family is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her studies in the field of Education. Maxine Jaycox Gravenhorst was born in Effingham, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1934, and retired from teaching in 1966. Her teaching career included 12 years in Effingham Unit 40 and a term as Assistant Superintendent of Effingham County Schools. Maxine was thoroughly loved by all of her students. Maxine always said, “If I have touched someone’s life, my living was not in vain.” Upon her death in 2015 at the age of 101, this scholarship was established to honor her.
Congratulations, Autumn Rinkel!
Autumn, the daughter of Jeremy and Renae Rinkel, plans to study at Lake Land College and then transfer to EIU to obtain a degree in elementary education.
“I hope to use my degree to better the future of education and make a difference in each students’ life.
McDevitt, Osteen, Chojnicki & Deters Scholarship – The law firm of McDevitt, Osteen, Chojnicki & Deters is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School Senior going on to furthter his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Elizabeth McNutt!
Elizabeth, the daughter of Christopher and Stacey McNutt, plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and study history (pre-law).
“After high school, college, and law school, I will use my gained knowledge to become a judge. I hope to strengthen values such as truth, justice, and equality within my community.”
Mitchell Coffin Memorial Scholarship – A $500 scholarship is given in memory of Mitchell Coffin, an EHS student who would have graduated in the Class of 2020-2021. Mitchell loved all aspects of EHS, but his favorite time was spent in the Drama, Chorus, and Fine Arts Departments. Mitchell demonstrated strength and bravery during his cancer fight. The applicant should display high moral character and excellence in all activities with preference given to students continuing their education in a fine arts/theatre field.
Congratulations, Callista Denoyer!
Callista, the daughter of Christopher and Angela Denoyer, plans to attend Eastern Illinois University or the University of Illinois and study biochemistry or business.
“With a degree in biochemistry, I plan to study autoimmune diseases and research possible treatments and cures.”
Monroe Family Trust Scholarship – The Monroe Family Trust is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior going on to further his or education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Jonathan Coffin!
Jonathan, the son of Jim and Darlene Coffin, plans to attend the University of Illinois and major in social work.
“I hope to further my education in Social Work to be able to help others in need. I hope to specifically work in schools or in a hospital setting.”
New Hope Church Scholarship – New Hope Church is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior with a heart for serving others. New Hope offers this scholarship to someone pursuing any field of study, actively volunteering in the community, and involved in his or her church.
Congratulations, Holden Lewis!
Holden, the son of Geoff and Shanna Lewis, will attend Liberty University to study Youth Ministry.
“I will use my degree in Youth Ministry to either get hired at a church, or to start my own someday.”
Northside Ford Business Scholarship – Northside Ford is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in the field of Business.
Congratulations, Laurel Hirtzel!
Laurel, the daughter of Matt and Mandee Hirtzel, plans to attend Lake Land College and study business/marketing.
“I plan to attend Lake Land College for the next two years earning my Associates Degree in Business Marketing. During those two years I plan to look at a few universities to see which would suit my future goals. I have not decided what I want to do with my marketing degree yet but I know it would provide me a wide variety of options in the future.”
Roy Schmidt Honda Scholarship – Roy Schmidt Honda is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Clare Waymoth!
Clare, the daughter of Waylon and Karla Waymoth, plans to attend Indiana State University and study mechanical engineering.
“I plan on using my degree in mechanical engineering to achieve my dream job and earn a living to provide for my future family.”
Russ and Shari Marvel Teacher Scholarship – Russ and Shari Marvel are offering multiple $500 scholarships to Effingham High School seniors who wish to continue their studies in the field of Education. Both Mr. and Mrs. Marvel were longtime educators in the Effingham community and wish to assist students pursuing a career that they found so personally rewarding.
Congratulations, Cecilia Castillo!
Cecelia, the daughter of Jennifer Castillo and Edgar Castillo, plans to attend Lake Land College and study biology.
“I would like my associates in biology help lead me to a higher degree in zoology (specifically herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians.) I want to learn about the creatures our world has and share the knowledge.”
Congratulations, Madison Griffy!
Madison, the daughter of Scott & Jeanette Griffy, plans to attend Lake Land College and then transfer to EIU to study elementary education.
“I plan to get my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and hopefully teach at a local school. I’ve always loved being around children, so I am excited to have the opportunity to mold these students into future competent leaders. My goal is to then go back to college and obtain a Masters degree.”
Sacred Heart School Scholarship – Sacred Heart School is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in any field of study. Preference will be given to a student that graduated from Sacred Heart School and has been involved in service to the church/community.
Congratulations, Leah Hanfland!
Leah, the daughter of Jill Hanfland and Andy Hanfland, plans to attend IUPUI and major in art education.
“If my degree will give me the opportunity to be a teacher even half as good as my teachers have been, I will have surpassed each and every one of my goals.”
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Scholarship – Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is offering a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in a medical field of study.
Congratulations, Regan Hopper!
Regan, the daughter of David and Trista Hopper, plans to attend Indiana University and major in nursing.
“I plan to use every part of my education that I will study to master in college. It will help me perform my job with accuracy and quality.”
Tom and Lana Henderson Scholarship – Tom and Lana Henderson are sponsoring a $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior who wishes to continue his or her education in the field of Business. Tom is an Effingham businessman and served on the Unit 40 School Board for 12 years. Tom and his wife Lana have been longtime contributors to the Unit 40 Education Foundation and believe strongly in supporting education.
Congratulations, Trevon Benavides!
Trevon, the son of Trevon and Javier Benavides, plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana and study business administration.
“Use my business degree to get a job in sales and work my way up the company.”
Washington Savings Bank Scholarship – Washington Savings Bank is offering a $1000 scholarship to an Effingham High School senior going on to further his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Payton Budde!
Payton, the daughter of Deanna and Kyle Budde, plans to attend Maryville University in St. Louis and study nursing.
“I plan to use the knowledge I have gathered at EHS to guide me to my full potential and assist me in any opportunities life throws my way.”
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Effingham Machining Scholarship – Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Effingham Machining is offering three scholarships:
*One $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School student who is continuing his or her education in a Maintenance or Electrical technical field;
Congratulations, Matt Loy!
Matt, the son of Robert Loy and Penni Loy, plans to attend Lake Land College and study welding/applied science.
“I’m going to use my welding skills my whole life, so I plan to go to Lakeland to further my knowledge and skill to get better.”
*One $1000 scholarship to an Effingham High School student who is continuing his or her education in the field of Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering;
Congratulations, Frank Rosen!
Frank is the son of Hugh Rosen and plans to attend UIUC or Lake Land College and study mechanical engineering or engineering associate’s degree.
“I plan to learn the way my environment works, so that I can build things and have certainty of their functionality. Engineering should teach me what I need to know about the physical world.”
*One $500 scholarship to an Effingham High School student who is continuing his or her education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Gabriel Kihne!
Gabe is the son of Jason and Renee Kihne and plans to attend Lake Land College or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to major in engineering/aerospace engineering.
“Obtaining a degree in aerospace engineering will allow me to pursue a career in the field. Through my education I also hope to pursue opportunities such as internships to build connections and a notable resume.”
Zach Fish Memorial Scholarship – A $500 scholarship is given in the memory of Zach Fish, EHS Class of 2004. Zach was a sports enthusiast and received a football and academic scholarship to attend McKendree University. The applicant for this scholarship should be continuing his or her education in the field of Business, with a preference given to applicants continuing sports at the college level.
Congratulations, Jack Blickem!
Jack, the son of Kim Blickem and Darin Blickem, plans to attend Olney Central College and study business.
“I can use my business degree to start a local business and help contribute to the community.”
Effingham Unit 40 Education Foundation Scholarship – The Effingham Unit #40 Education Foundation is offering multiple $500 scholarships to Effingham High School seniors who wish to continue their education in any field of study.
Congratulations, Ellie Waymoth!
Ellie, the daughter of Jeff and Jodi Waymoth, indicates,
“My future goal after college is to be an ER/Labor and delivery nurse. I’m enrolled in the nursing program at SIUE.”
Congratulations, Cassidy Stanfield!
Casssidy, the daughter of Rodney and Amy Stanfield, plans to attend Austin Peay State University and major in art education.
“My goals are to open my own art studio and help other people to relax mentally. I am a person who holds everything inside, and my way to cope with emotions is through art. I am going to use my Art Education degree to help others like what art has helped me through life.”
Congratulations, Katie Vahling!
Katie, the daughter of Jason and Debbie Vahling & Natasha and Keith Pullen, plans to attend Lake Land College and study nursing.
“I plan to use my education to reach my goal of becoming a nurse practitioner or a CRNA.”
Congratulations, Ava Boehm!
Ava, the daughter of Brannon and Jill Boehm, plans to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and study Design Engineering.
“My education through Rose will help me to reach my dreams of being a golf club designer for Callaway or a designer for the next generation of cars.”
Congratulations, Mycha Donaldson!
Mycha, the daughter of Darren and Amy Donaldson, plans to attend Lake Land College and study humanities and sociology.
“To prepare me for my future career and learn more about life in general.”
Congratulations, Riley Arend!
Riley, the daughter of Tim & Sarah Arend and Karly & Scott Wiedman, plans to attend the University of Alabama and study biology.
“I plan to use my education to get a job I love and achieve great things in life.”
Congratulations, Jayden Macklin!
Jayden, the son of Jay and Emily Macklin, plans to attend Lake Land College and study law.
“I will use my education to further my knowledge to better prepare my life as a lawyer.”
Congratulations, Allison Hodges!
Allison, the daughter of Barry and Julie Hodges, plans to attend the University of Alabama and study kinesiology.
“I plan to use my education as a motivating factor to stay focused in order to reach my goals.”
Congratulations, Dylan Cunningham!
Dylan, the son of Mike and Holly Cunningham, plans to attend Lake Land College and study computer science.
“My Lake Land education is instrumental in allowing me to get a computer science degree because it offers great classes and it allows me to save up money so I can graduate with little to no debt and be free to pursue any job I want to.”
Congratulations, Erika White!
Erika, the daughter of Sue White, plans to attend the University of Illinois and study animal science.
“I’ll get all appropriate degrees needed for my career.”
Congratulations, Savannah Morrissey!
Savannah, the daughter of Robert and Michelle Morrissey, plans to attend Lake Land College and study business.
“I plan on using my education to one day own my own interior design business.”
Congratulations, Ella Harman!
Ella, the daughter of Nicole Harman, plans to attend Purdue University and study exploratory studies with plans for a degree in engineering.
“I plan to go through education and get an internship and job experience to help me find a job where I will be able to do something that I enjoy.”
Congratulations, Taylen Stanfield!
Taylen, the son of Kimberly and Michael Stanfield, will attend the University of Illinois and has an undeclared major (science).
“I hope this path will lead me to a promising and successful life.”
Congratulations, Aidan Lockhart!
Aidan, the son of Kelly and Jean Lockhart, plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and go into general studies eventually transferring into the business program.
“My goal as of right now is to get a degree in accounting and work as a CPA until I am eventually able to own a firm of my own.”
Congratulations, Jaidi Davis!
Jaidi, the daughter of Justin and Nicki Davis, plans to attend Parkland College and gain an associates degree in applied science.
“My education in the nursing field will guide me to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the future.”
Congratulations, Max Woelfer!
Max, the son of Matt Woelfer and Donna Woelfer, plans to attend the University of Missouri and study pre-law.
“It would be the resources I need to become the person I envision myself becoming.”
Congratulations, Alex Baughman!
Alex, the son of Jill and Darwin Wohltman, plans to attend Lake Land College in a medical field.
“I plan to become educated in the medical field and pursue a degree in endocrinology to help people in similar situations as myself.”