One hundred and sixty-one scholarships totaling $100,500 in academic scholarships plus 2 United States military academy appointments were awarded Tuesday, May 6 to 126 Lincoln-Way East High School seniors.
scholarships, which were offered by community members, organizations and businesses,
were presented during a Scholarship Awards Night ceremony in the school’s Fine
“On behalf of
all of us here tonight, I want to thank the scholarship presenters who are
representing the individuals and organizations giving scholarships to our
students,” said Dr. Sharon Michalak, Principal of Lincoln-Way East High School.
“We are very
appreciative of all you have done as well as your generous contributions to the
students at Lincoln-Way East,” she added.
began with a buffet dinner for the students, their families and representatives
of the scholarship organizations catered by Ambrosino’s in Frankfort. Dinner
was sponsored by Old Second Bank, LincolnWay Community Bank, Town Center Bank
and GCA Services Group.
East student pianist Sam Passarelli provided the background music during
dinner. Senior Emily Sheetz led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Over 750 people
attended the event.
Scholarship Night is a Lincoln-Way tradition that gives us the opportunity to
recognize these outstanding seniors who have distinguished themselves through
scholarship and service,” said Michalak.
honored at the Senior Scholarship Night were the school’s 2014 Valedictorian
Kasper Borys and Salutatorian Kurt Lezon.
thanks and congratulations go out to all of you exceptional students who were
recipients of these awards. It is truly an honor to see the outstanding
Lincoln-Way East seniors recognized for their accomplishments. It fills us with
pride to learn of the prestigious colleges and universities you will be
attending in the fall and the rigorous courses of study you have chosen for
your future,” Dr. R. Scott Tingley, Superintendent, told the seniors at the end
of the evening.
Among the 72 businesses, organizations, and community members that presented scholarships to students were: Frankfort School District 157C; Dr. Lawrence Wyllie; Aunt Nancy’s Child Care; Lincoln-Way Area Business Women; Frankfort Township Republicans; Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence; Mokena Lions Club; Frankfort Country Market; Immanuel Lutheran Preschool; Kiwanis Club of Frankfort; Frankfort Lions Club; Tinley Park/Rotary Club; Lincoln-Way East Student Council; Sarah’s Voice; Jean Lachat Photography; Frankfort Car Club; Frankfort Teachers Association; Lincoln-Way Area Chorale; Mokena Chamber of Commerce; Lincoln-Way District Hockey Club; Griffin Times; Provisur Technologies; Hedges Clinic; Peace Lutheran Church; Frankfort VFW; Mokena District 159 Educational Foundation; Lincoln-Way East Lifeguard; Frankfort Chamber of Commerce; Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra; Frankfort Area Historical Society; Mokena PTA; Frankfort Women’s Club; Mokena Teachers Association; Frankfort Boys Baseball; Korean War Veterans; Mokena Women’s Club; Mokena Burros; Mokena Baseball and Softball Association; Xplosion Basketball; Frankfort Falcons Football & Cheerleading; Lincoln-Way East Music Boosters; Curtain Call Community Theater; Frankfort Area Jaycees; Aurelio’s Pizza and Lincoln-Way East Athletic Boosters.
memorial scholarships were presented in honor of: Lincoln-Way Teachers
Memorial; Peggy M. Mark; Kevin Aleck; Michele Bingham; Stephen D. Sankowski;
Linda Ernat; Tommy Fagan, Jr.; Reverend William G. and Ruth R. Johnson; James
Hegarty; Ralph Dralle; Doug Phalen; Patrick Mizwicki; Richard Holman; George C.
Coles; Robert & Katherine Fredin; Paul F. and Charlotte G. Gilmore; Bijan
Sayeed; Gregory Stinnett; John B. Novak; Marie Swast; Tom Manheim; Della
Hussey; Roy Richardson; Verlydia & Alvin Harnack; Martin J. Larson; Tyler
Valkema; and Ronald Tomczak.
Pictured: Carson Slager, senior, and his family celebrated his earning an academic scholarship at Lincoln-Way East at the annual senior Scholarship Awards Night. The evening began with a buffet dinner for the students, their families and representatives of the scholarship organizations. Dinner was sponsored by Old Second Bank, LincolnWay Bank, Town Center Bank and GCA Services Group. The Slager Family includes Carson, his grandmother, parents Nicholas and Meggan and younger sister.