Evanston Township High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on May 17, acknowledging students in the Class of 2017 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Patricia Camaya and Jordan Wallace, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, received the North End Mothers’ Club Award and the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize.
Those scholarships are awarded to students “who rank first among the members of their 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.
Patricia “is a leader with conviction and a clear focus on the future, unafraid of the work and challenges it will take to make changes in the world,” said ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon at the Senior Awards event.
Jordan earned recognition as a scholar and an athlete who is inquisitive and motivated. “Jordan is a senior leader who helps guide younger students to see the value in education and help them understand how their decisions can impact their future,” noted Dr. Witherspoon.
Described as a “voracious scholar,” Jordan serves as an Advanced Placement tutor with ETHS teamASAP group and assists with the Geometry in Construction course as a project manager. He will pursue his interest and passion for engineering and math in college.
Many other awards were presented at Senoir Awards Night.