ETHS Athletics Director Chris Livatino (left) with ETHS seniors (from left) Breton Lowry, Peggy Giordano and Ferris Ingraham.

Three student athletes from Evanston Township High School were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston in September. Peggy Giordano (golf), Ferris Ingraham (football), and Breton Lowry (soccer), each received the Ted Van Zelst Award.

Giordano is captain of the girls’ golf team and enjoys spending time with her teammates who have become her friends. She hopes to be an attorney and plans to attend college in Canada and major in political science.

Ingraham is captain of the football team. He plays defense and hopes to continue playing in college while pursuing a degree in engineering. He prides himself on his work ethic which includes a workout routine to maintain agility and build strength.

Lowry is a tri-captain of the boys soccer team and appreciates the support of his coaches on and off the field. He is considering economics as a major and plans to continue to play soccer in college.

The Kiwanis Club began its tradition of honoring the scholar athletes seven years ago and has recognized more than 150 students. The Ted Van Zelst award was named for a prominent Evanston businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Each student received a certificate of appreciation, a book on leadership and a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.