Christyan DeLaCruz, boys soccer; Gabby Malone, cheerleading; and Micquel Roseman, boys basketball and football. Submitted photo

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The Kiwanis Club of Evanston honored athletic scholars and community service scholars at a recent luncheon.   

Kiwanis president Jim Wolinski said, “These young people inspire all of us; they work hard, they study hard and their efforts benefit Evanston in many ways. For many it is an interaction and opportunity to communicate with a group of young people outside of our daily routine, we both benefit.”

The student athletes included Christyan De La Cruz, Boys soccer; Gabby Malone, cheerleading; and Micquel Roseman, Boys basketball and football. The students involved in Community Service through the ETHS Student Activities Department are leaders in SOAR, Students Organized Against Racism.  

They are Mackeitha Mason, Nicole Connell and Maya Crowe-Barnes.

Each student receives a certificate indicating their selection, a book on leadership and a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Known as the Ted Van Zelst Award, the award recognizes the late Ted Van Zelst, a leader in business, the arts and an advocate for recognition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The students are frequently joined by their parents in the recognition ceremonies, held at the Celtic Knot restaurant in downtown Evanston.

The club has been honoring outstanding students at Evanston Township High School for seven years.