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HCC Foundation Announces Scholarship Named for Joey Stott

The Highland Community College Foundation is proud to announce that it has established the Joey Stott Scholarship Fund in honor of the volunteering spirit shown by Joey Stott and demonstrated by the thousands of local volunteers participating in ABC�s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build. funny birthday pictures

The Joey Scott Scholarship Fund will benefit her children as well as other Highland Community College students facing financial barriers. funny pictures

�The Foundation is in the business of making college attainable for everyone. We provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. The Foundation board is proud to create this scholarship in Joey�s name. This is an ideal way to recognize Joey�s volunteerism and her dedication to meeting her own educational goals,� said Susan Atherton, Executive Director of the Highland Community College Foundation. funny images

Joey Stott
Joey Stott

Joey Stott graduated from Highland Community College with highest honors (4.0 grade point average) in May 2009 and received the prestigious Citizenship Award. Joey dedicated a significant portion of her time to Highland Community College as well, working as a student tutor in the College Success Center, serving as vice-president of the student senate and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

There is more to Joey�s story than her distinguished academic record. Joey is a five-year cancer survivor who operates a rescue farm west of Lena and serves as a Jo Daviess Mounted Patrol Officer. During finals week in May 2009, Joey�s home caught fire and the family was forced to move into trailers on the property. Later that month, fellow HCC students nominated Joey for ABC�s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. On September 9, ABC announced that Joey Stott and her family would receive a new home built in 106 hours by Hasken Construction and a number of local volunteer contractors. funny photos

Private donations can be made in support of the scholarship fund through the Highland Community College Foundation by contacting Susan Atherton at 815-599-3406 or

About ABC‐TV�s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� which has won back‐to‐back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non‐competitive), is entering its 7th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (7:00 p.m. CST), on the ABC Television Network.

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