ETHS senior athletes (from left): Adam Masters, Jessica Ampel, and Immanuel Woodberry received the Ted Van Zelst Award from Kiwanis Club of Evanston. Photo courtesy of Kiwanis Club   @

Three student athletes from Evanston Township High School were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston in October. Jessica Ampel (tennis), Adam Masters (soccer), and Immanuel Woodberry (football) each received the Ted Van Zelst Award.

Jessica is a doubles player on the ETHS girls tennis team.  She is also a member of Emerge, a community service group and has worked with people with disabilities.  She would like to study sociology or psychology in college.

Adam is the captain and goalie of the ETHS boys soccer team. He also participates in community service as a member of Emerge and has worked with middle-school students in preparation for their transition to high school. He was recently named co-athlete of the month by the Chicago Tribune.

Immanuel is a co-captain of the ETHS boys football team and plays safety.  He is interested in studying physical therapy or sports medicine in college.

The Ted Van Zelst Award was named for a prominent Evanston businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Awardees received a certificate of recognition, a book on leadership, and a gift card.