Lions Club Vice-President Betsy Uzzell presents the Lions Scholarship to ETHS senior Sabrina Carter.Photo by Heidi Randhava

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The Evanston Sunrise Lions Club awarded Evanston Township High School senior Sabrina Carter its Lions Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements and record of service to others. Each year, the Evanston club provides a scholarship to a deserving ETHS senior who is either hearing or visually impaired. Sabrina was honored during the club’s monthly meeting at Panera Bread on May 17.

While at ETHS, Sabrina has enjoyed volunteering at an Evanston soup kitchen. In the fall she will attend Suffolk University in Boston, where she plans to major in history.

The Evanston Sunrise Lions Club is part of Lions Club International, the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs. Founded in 1917, Lions Club International is best known for fighting blindness, but volunteers serve in a wide range of community projects, including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and caring for seniors and the disabled. “There are countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let’s improve our communities,” said Evanston Sunrise Lions Club Vice President Betsy Uzzell. The Lions will celebrate their centennial at McCormick Place June 30-July.