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District 209 Seniors Win Scholarships Totaling Almost $20 Million

June 7, 2013 08:55 AM
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Forest Park, IL...Graduating seniors in Proviso Township High Schools were awarded more than $12 million in scholarships from colleges, universities, and local organizations.

College-bound students from Proviso East High School earned a total of $4.7 million in scholarships and grants, topping last year’s figure of $3.3 million, said Mr. Tony Valente, principal at Proviso East. Graduating seniors from Proviso Math and Science Academy won a whopping total of $9.24 million in scholarships, which is more than the $8.4 million awarded last year. At Proviso West High School, 57 members of the Class of 2013 won $6.05 million in scholarships from various organizations, topping last year’s total of $3.9 million. The $19.99 million in awards were presented to the students based on criteria such as academics, community service, and activities.

Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209, said that the seniors who were awarded the scholarships had worked hard for the awards.

"These scholarships recognize the efforts that students have put into their academics and other activities," she said. "These awards continue to show the high academic standards that our students are able to meet."

Scholarships2-2013-smBrittany Buckner, valedictorian of Proviso East’s senior class, was offered more than $192,500 total in scholarship money. This includes the Ruth C. Schoenbeck Memorial Scholarship, from which she will receive $10,000 each year for up to four years.

"Words couldn’t even explain," said Brittany, who will study business at Western Illinois University in Macomb in the fall. "I was so happy for my mom. It really helped my family a lot."

Cheyenne Banks, a graduating senior from Proviso West, was offered $121,500 total in scholarships. She said that she was happy to receive the awards.

"When I received my scholarship offers, I was proud of myself," said Cheyenne, who will study television and radio at Southern Illinois University. "I didn’t think I could get those kind of offers."

The following students have been awarded a total of $19.99 million in scholarships:
 
Proviso East High School ($4.7 million):
  • Brittany Buckner (Awards and offers from Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Purdue University Calumet, University of Illinois at Chicago, Southern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Triton Scholars Program, Ruth C. Schoenbeck Scholarship, and Maywood Chamber of Commerce) – attending Western Illinois University
  • Stephany Galindo (Awards and offers from Lewis University, University of Minnesota, and Ball State University) – attending Ball State University
  • Daisy Espinosa (Awards and offers from University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Triton Trustee Honors, University of Illinois, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Grace Pirate Pride Scholarship) – attending University of Illinois
  • Kristen Alanis (Awards and offers from University of Illinois, Marquette University, Riverside Bank, Project SEED Scholarship, and Fifth Third Bank Leadership Scholarship) – attending University of Illinois
  • Jennifer Goodloe (Awards and offers from Proviso Township Grant) – attending Robert Morris University
  • Yarelli Herrera-Galvin (Awards and offers from Triton Trustee Honor Scholarship) – attending Triton College
  • Cristian Aguirre (Awards and offers from University of Illinois) – attending University of Illinois
  • Antony Greenhow (Awards and offers from University of Southern Illinois and Common Roots Initiative) – attending Southern Illinois University
  • Destiny Lee (Awards and offers from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville) – attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Jamie Kelly (Awards and offers from Triton Honors Scholarship) – attending Triton College
  • Jamal Busby (Full academic scholarship from Ashford University) – attending Ashford University
  • Paris Lee (Awards and offers from Illinois State University) – attending Illinois State University
  • Rashaad Williams (Awards and offers from University of North Dakota) – attending University of North Dakota
  • Tevin Clinkscale (Awards and offers from Ferris State University) – attending Ferris State University
  • Diamond Courts (Awards and offers from Judson University) – attending Judson University
  • Brandon Lewis (Awards and offers from Lee College (Texas) and Ruth C. Schoenbeck Scholarship) – attending Lee College (Texas)
  • Darnell Toney (Awards and offers from Robert Morris University) – Robert Morris University
Proviso Math and Science Academy ($2.01 million):
  • Lily Galloway (Awards and offers from Grinnell College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Beloit College, and Yale University) – attending Grinnell College
  • Miguel Garcia (Awards and offers from University of California, Merced; University of Miami; Saint Xavier University; Loyola University; University of Illinois at Chicago; Stanford University; Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley) – attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ryan Hegarty (Awards and offers from Loyola University and DePaul University) – attending Loyola University
  • Maribell Heredia (Awards and offers from Loyola University) – attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Arishna Chennistique Marshall (Award from Shirley Nagel Memorial Scholarship) – attending Southern Illinois University
  • Ricardo Daniel Ramirez (Awards and offers from Concordia University, Knox College, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, DePaul University, University of Illinois, Triton Scholars, Northwestern University, Amherst College, and University of Illinois at Chicago) – attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kassandra E. Rodriguez (Awards and offers from University of Illinois at Chicago, Burger King, and QuestBridge) – attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Alexis Sierra Broom (Awards and offers from Valparaiso University, Drake University, University of Iowa, Rust College, and University of Missouri) – undecided on school attending
  • Yazmin Edith Cruz (Awards and offers from Dominican University, DePaul University, and Loyola University) – attending Dominican University
  • Gemma Diaz (Awards and offers from Grinnell College, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University)
  • Jesus F. Magana (Award from Triton Scholarship) – attending Triton College
  • Viridiana Viveros (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College, Dominican University, DePaul University, and Triton Scholars) – attending Triton College
  • Alexander Aguiluz (Awards and offers from Northern Illinois University)
  • Maleek Akeju (Awards and offers from Bradley University and University of Illinois)
  • Christopher Alexander (Awards and offers from Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Cristina Nunez (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Raul Arevalo (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College)
  • Angeles Arredondo (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Marlene Arredondo (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Elmhurst College, and Milwaukee School of Engineering)
  • Tyler Banks (Awards and offers from University of Missouri)
  • Thomas Barnes (Awards and offers from Dominican University and Saint Xavier University)
  • Christina Bolek (Awards and offers from University of Mississippi and Western Illinois University)
  • Sterling Brown (Awards and offers from Southern Methodist University)
  • Adrian Chaidez (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Nichelle Collins (Awards and offers from Eastern Illinois University and Tuskegee University)
  • Blake Comenduley (Awards and offers from Milwaukee School of Engineering)
  • Carl Covelli (Awards and offers from Embry-Riddle University)
  • Sierra Dixon (Awards and offers from Dominican University, University of Miami, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, Lewis University, Michigan State University, and DePaul University)
  • Destiny Durr (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University)
  • Allison Ernst (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Natalie Esparza (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College, St. Ambrose University, Concordia University, and Saint Xavier University)
  • Maria Flores (Awards and offers from Loyola University)
  • Victor Fuentes (Awards and offers from DePaul University)
  • Martha Garcia (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Justin Harvard (Awards and offers from Bradley University)
  • Isaac Haynes (Awards and offers from Ball State University, Concordia University, and Augustana College)
  • Luis Hernandez (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Geovanni Herrera (Awards and offers from Colorado State University)
  • Alonzo Houston (Awards and offers from Marquette University, Dominican University, and Bradley University)
  • Kristi Inumerable (Awards and offers from University of Illinois)
  • Monet Jackson (Awards and offers from Agnes Scott College)
  • Tyler Jackson (Awards and offers from Augustana College and George Williams College)
  • Courtney Johnson (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Cornerstone University, and Saint Xavier University)
  • Brandon Jones (Awards and offers from Hofstra University)
  • Jalen Knox (Awards and offers from Advantage Iowa Award, University of Iowa, and University of Missouri)
  • Stephanie Kolessar (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University, Carthage College, Robert Morris University, and Marquette University)
  • Joseph Kuhlmey (Awards and offers from ROTC)
  • Janncovi Lopez (Awards and offers from Dominican University)
  • Jesus Magana (Awards and offers from Triton College Scholars)
  • Antigony Mendez (Awards and offers from Marquette University)
  • Tradae Moore (Awards and offers from Tuskegee University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Dominican University, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Marquette University)
  • Brandon Morrison (Awards and offers from Florida Institute of Technology, American University of Paris, Marquette University, Butler University, Southern Illinois University, University of Albany, Gonzaga University, Xavier University, University of Tampa, and Elmira College)
  • Juana Padilla (Awards and offers from DePaul University, Lewis University, Concordia University, and Dominican University)
  • Stephanie Ramirez (Awards and offers from George Williams College, Lewis University, Concordia University, Saint Xavier University, Dominican University, Knox College, Elmhurst College, Ball State University, Roosevelt University, North Central College, Loyola University, and North Park University)
  • CeJaurrie Roberts (Awards and offers from Concordia University)
  • Rina Robledo (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University, Lewis University, Roosevelt University, Benedictine University, Xavier University, and Dominican University)
  • Alexis Roman (Awards and offers from St. Mary’s University and Saint Xavier University)
  • Baron Ruffin (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College)
  • Juan Sepulveda (Awards and offers from Iowa State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Marquette University, and Dominican University)
  • Kejuan Sims (Awards and offers from Ball State University and Kent State University)
  • Bryan Snow (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University and Ball State University)
  • Jabria Stainbeck (Awards and offers from University of St. Francis)
  • Trevor Stragand (Awards and offers from Central College, Ball State University, Marquette University, Concordia University, Saint Xavier University, and Elmhurst College)
  • Finney Sunkesula (Awards and offers from Dominican University and Burger King)
  • Carolina Talavera-Romero (Awards and offers from Dominican University, North Central College, Bradley University, Triton College, Riverside Bank, and Lewis University)
  • Jamesetta Tambah (Awards and offers from QuestBridge, University of Illinois, and Agnes Scott College)
  • Jasmine Thaggard (Awards and offers from Ron Brown Scholarship)
  • Jameer Thurman (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University and Indiana State University)
  • Asia Tillmon (Awards and offers from Culver-Stockton College, Ball State University, and Ron Brown Scholarship)
  • Marco Villagomez (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College)
  • Anthony Williams (Awards and offers from Lewis University and Truman State University)
  • Briana Williams (Awards and offers from Oral Roberts University and Cornerstone University)
  • Kyle Wilson (Awards and offers from Ron Brown Scholarship)
  • Brianna Winfield (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University, Lewis University, and QuestBridge)
  • Brittany Winfield (Awards and offers from Ron Brown Scholarship, Horatio Alger Scholarship, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Missouri, Fisk University, Diamond Youth Foundation, Eta Xi Sigma, and Tzu Chi Scholars)
  • Iridian Zaragoza (Awards and offers from Lewis University, Concordia University, Saint Xavier University, and Dominican University)
  • Curtis Hudson (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University and Dominican University)
Proviso West High School ($6.05 million):
  • Brendan Alexander (Awards and offers from Benedictine University)
  • Albert Astorga (Awards and offers from Lewis University)
  • Cristian Ayala (Awards and offers from Dominican University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois, DePaul University, and Northern Illinois University) – attending University of Illinois
  • Jasmine Bailey (Awards and offers from Richard Gusloff)
  • Cheyenne Banks (Awards and offers from Monmouth University, Dominican University, Aurora University, Northern Illinois University, and a D9 scholarship) – attending Southern Illinois University
  • Kyuana Bradley-Collins (Awards and offers from Peter Troost and Illinois Wesleyan University)
  • Alejandro Calderon (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University, George Williams University, Lewis University, Elmhurst College, and Wilborne Bowles)
  • Veroly Calderon (Awards and offers from Aurora University, Concordia University, and Loyola University)
  • Elizabeth Cash (Awards and offers from Western Illinois University)
  • Walter Cepeda (Awards and offers from Dominican University and Concordia University)
  • Muta Crusoe (Awards and offers from Lincoln Memorial University and Bill Sutherland)
  • Angel Diaz (Awards and offers from Roosevelt University)
  • Adriana Dodd (Awards and offers from Lewis University)
  • Anthony Dorsey (Awards and offers from Lindenwood University and Peter Troost)
  • Zachia Evans (Awards and offers from Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Ahamefula Ezem (Awards and offers from University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
  • Joshua Garay (Awards and offers from Master & Law, University of Illinois, and DePaul University)
  • Patricia Gonzalez (Awards and offers from George Williams University, Dominican University, and Concordia University)
  • Michael Grossett (Awards and offers from Clark Atlanta University and Peter Troost)
  • Alexis Hall (Awards and offers from Columbia College and Truman State University) – attending Columbia College
  • Jose Hernandez (Awards and offers from Central State University and Mississippi Valley State University) – attending Mississippi Valley State University
  • Miguel Herrera (Awards and offers from University of Illinois)
  • Symone Hill (Awards and offers from Indiana State University and Eastern Michigan University)
  • Anna Holland (Awards and offers fromTriton College Trustee Scholarship and Peter Troost)
  • Janae Jackson (Awards and offers from Indiana State University and Northern Illinois University)
  • Taylor Jackson (Awards and offers from Bradley University)
  • Jacqueline Jones (Awards and offers from Northern Michigan University)
  • Mark Jones (Awards and offers from University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
  • Michelle Jones (Award from 20th Century Women’s Club)
  • Jeremy Jones (Awards and offers from St. Ambrose University)
  • Karen Juarez (Awards and offers from Triton Scholars and DePaul University)
  • Jasmine Lillis (Awards and offers from Triton Scholars) – attending Triton College
  • Monica Lopez (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Robert Morris University, Loyola University, and Concordia University)
  • Candace Madison (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University)
  • Crystal Martinez (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Concordia University, Loyola University and Peter Troost)
  • Maya Maynard (Awards and offers from Roosevelt University and Saint Xavier University)
  • Laquan McMahan (Awards and offers from Saint University University, Illinois College, Northrop Grumman, Augustana College, Saint Benedict University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Norwich University, Hofstra University, Ball State University, U.S. Navy, Millikin University, Central College) – attending Marquette University
  • Alvaro Munoz (Awards and offers from Concordia University, Dominican University, Peter Troost, and University of Illinois at Chicago) - attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Anita Nwankpa (Awards and offers from Valparaiso University, Saint Louis University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, Loyola University, University of Miami, Howard University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, New College of Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northern Illinois University) – attending Northwestern University
  • Kate Oduh (Awards and offers from DePaul University, Charles Taggert, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Bradley University) – attending Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Devon Page (Awards and offers from Tuskegee University)
  • Meleeza Pidu (Awards and offers from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Benedictine University, North Park University, Triton Scholars, Concordia University, Dominican University, Andrews University, and DePaul University) – attending Concordia University
  • Paul Ramirez (Awards and offers from Roosevelt University, Dominican University, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois, Gerald P. Wallace, and Peter Troost)
  • Rubi Reducindo (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Valparaiso University, and Key Club)
  • Donsha Reed (Awards and offers from Northern Illinois University and Clark Atlanta University)
  • Diana Rico (Awards and offers from Saint Xavier University)
  • Jessica Rodriguez (Awards and offers from University of Illinois, DePaul University, Dominican University, Key Club, Northern Illinois University, and University of Illinois at Chicago) – attending University of Illinois
  • Ayanna Saffold (Awards and offers from Community Bank)
  • Daizy Salgado (Awards and offers from Elmhurst College and Concordia University)
  • Isais Sanchez (Awards and offers from University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Band and Central State University Band)
  • Darius Scott (Awards and offers from Mississippi Valley State University)
  • Amber Smith (Awards and offers from Aurora University)
  • Tania Sosa (Awards and offers from Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Concordia University, Triton Scholars, Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College, and D9 Scholarship) - attending University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Totiana Sudduth (Awards and offers from Hampton University, Tuskegee University, Eastern Michigan University, and Peter Troost)
  • Dario Tavizon (Awards and offers from Quincy University, University of Dubuque, and Lewis University)
  • Katerine Torres (Awards and offers from Concordia University, Ball State University, University of Tampa, Florida Institute of Technology, and Loyola University)
  • Wayde Twyman (Awards and offers from Indiana State University)
  • Raymond Velez (Awards and offers from Central State University Band)
 
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