Tamika Taylor, a senior and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) student at Evanston Township High School, has been selected as a 2011 Dell Scholar. She is one of 300 high school seniors –and the only student from a suburban high school in Illinois – to receive the national award from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Each awardee will receive a $20,000 scholarship and a Dell computer.

Tamika is the daughter of Marie Richards of Evanston. She has participated in WTTW (Wildkit Therapeutic Theatre Workshop) at ETHS, and holds a part-time job. She plans to attend college in Michigan with a major in mechanical engineering.