Evanston Township High School held its annual Senior Award Night on May 14, acknowledging students in the Class of 2014 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Each year, senior students are encouraged to apply for ETHS Scholarships for which they may qualify. Two of the scholarships – the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize and the North End Mothers’ Club Award – are by nomination only and are awarded annually to one senior male and one senior female respectively.
Whitcliffe Roberts and Tyler Dixon, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, are the 2014 recipients of the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize and the North End Mothers’ Club Award. Each year the scholarships are awarded to a male student and a female student “who rank first among the members of his/her class in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, capacity for leadership, sense of responsibility, and distinguished service to school and community.” Each scholarship includes a $1,500 award the first year and varying prizes for the subsequent three years.
Both Whitcliffe and Tyler demonstrated commitment to academics as well as extracurricular activities in sports, music, and community service. ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon presented the awards to the students and shared remarks about the exceptional achievements of each.
“Whitcliffe has been described by his teachers as being independent, curious, committed and forthright. He always takes the initiative to seek guidance and assistance when necessary, and he has challenged himself academically because he knows that is important to a career that will focus in math and science,” noted Dr. Witherspoon.
“Tyler is curious, outgoing, hard-working, self-reliant and personable. Teachers have appreciated having her in their classes, and they have admired her for her personal initiative, personal reflection on her learning and her ability to sustain focus during class discussions,” remarked Supt. Witherspoon.
The complete list of senior recipients of ETHS Scholarships is included in the May 23 edition of the student-produced newspaper, The Evanstonian http://www.evanstonian.net/.