SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the Foundation, the administrators of District 230 formally recognize one senior at each campus who:

  • Approaches academics with an open mind and rises to the challenge of the highest standards of excellence.

  • Represents the very best that their school has to offer through co-curricular involvement and achievement.

  • Demonstrates leadership in representing their fellow students, their school, and their community. 

In appreciation for the work of our students, a recipient from each school is awarded a $2,500 scholarship.  

Meghan Haran - Sandburg High School

Meghan excelled academically in honors and AP courses. She quickly found a home in the Model United Nations program which flourished on the national stage winning several Best Large Delegation awards at some of the most competitive events from Boston to Berkeley!

She was also a bedrock of the SuperFanZ group’s success bringing students from multiple student groups together and securing its return to the IHSA State Finals. That enthusiasm carried over to her two years as a member of the Co-Curricular Advisory group. She was instrumental in developing how the school facilitates school spirit, organizes events, and engages all students. And, she extended her love for Sandburg to others as she welcomed transfer students, provided school tours, welcomed community members at evening functions, and helped with 8th grade “step-up” days as a three-year member of Student Ambassadors. 

The future is extremely bright for Meghan as she studies International Studies with a focus in Peace & Conflict on the pre-law track.

Madison Sukalo - Stagg High School

Over the course of Madison's four years at Stagg High School she was involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities. 

 

In Student Council and Class Council for four years she held a leadership positions every year, including Student Council Executive President.  She collaborated with students in student council and worked on opening up Staggbucks, Stagg's very own coffeehouse, on Wednesday mornings and during lunch. She also was  the chairman for events such as Homecoming, Turnabout, and the Veterans Luncheon.

 

As a member of Club Med for two years she worked with the Athletic Trainers everyday after school. She learned about patient care, how to wrap patients, and even got to work football and basketball games.

 

She also was a member of the Superintendents and Principals Advisory over the course of my four years at Stagg. She worked diligently with Mr. Olsen and Dr. Gay by coming up with solutions with school predicaments. 

 

The one club she enjoyed most at school was powerlifting. She worked with Coach Buglio and Coach Carrier everyday in order to better herself. The Girls took first place at the regional competition and she took first in her weight class. " Buglio and Carrier have instilled a new confidence in me that I've never had before," she said. "They have taught me the true meaning of hard work and teamwork."

Keke Tholl - Andrew High School

Keke served as a student-leader throughout her years at Andrew, her peers sought her out for help, and she represented the school on the softball field and her other co-curricular commitments. 

Those who don't know Keke as well personally might think that her commitment to play softball at the University of Michigan or being named to the Midwest Regional All-American list.  However, those of us who have watched her closely through the years have seen her contribute to Andrew High School and the greater community is even more impressive ways.  For two years, she welcomed dozens of new students to the high school as the "go-to" ambassador.  She went above and beyond the expectations by inviting students to eat lunch with her friends and spending time with them before school to help them acclimate. Her list of contributions through the Varisty Athletic Leadership Council and Senior Leaders could go on and on, but it is clear that Keke's leadership and selflessness make her a perfect recipient for the administrative scholarship.

Keke studies marketing or economics at the University of Michigan while continuing her softball career.