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Highland Alumni Association scholarship recipients conclude a 'winning' semester

FREEPORT � With the fall semester coming to an end, three Highland students are studying for final exams with a little help from Highland�s Alumni Association. The association awarded two $500 scholarships and a one-credit hour certificate to second-year students best exemplifying civic, organizational, and campus involvement. funny animal pictures

�The Highland Alumni Association is proud to provide these scholarships in the name of its over 500 members,� said Alumni Association Steering Committee President Cal Wescott. �We look forward to this becoming an annual tradition.� funny pictures

The following scholarship recipients have not only continued their academic pursuits during the Fall 2011 semester, but remain active on campus and in their local communities: funny images

  • Jacob Crome of Elizabeth is a graduate of Stockton High School, and member of 4-H, Boy Scouts of America (rank of Eagle Scout), Highland�s Student Council, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa. He received a one-credit hour certificate which he will use in pursuit of a bachelor�s degree in chemistry/chemical engineering from the University of Illinois or Iowa. He currently works at Highland.
  • Jessica Sander is a Forreston High School graduate, church volunteer, Forreston Public Library employee, and a Junior Project Leader for 4-H. She has also volunteered her time to the Red Cross, Rebuild Freeport, Relay for Life, Rockford Rescue Mission, and Freeport Park District�s Special Olympics softball team. The $500 scholarship will help her attain a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  • Elizabeth Stauffer of Polo is a home-school graduate. As a Junior Project Leader for 4-H, she has worked in the Illinois House of Representatives. She has also served as a �Science Siesta� counselor through the Discovery Center and Burpee Museum, and provided music to local nursing home residents. She currently works as a Highland tutor and plans to pursue a bachelor�s degree in biology with her $500 award.

Proceeds from Alumni Association events such as last season�s basketball tip-off event were used to initiate the first alumni scholarships through Highland�s Foundation. To learn more about the Highland Alumni Association�s efforts or to become a member, visit the alumni home page here. funny photos

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