The Kiwanis Club of Evanston recognized three groups of students from Evanston Township High School in March. Brooklyn Love and Emma Stein were honored for their work in student government at the high school. Gray Rogers, Dakota Erwin, and Asher White were recognized as fine arts scholars. Harel Anolick and Izzy Fox were honored as scholar-athletes. Each student received the Ted Van Zelst Award.
Brooklyn was commended for helping the high school be responsive to student concerns around issues such as school meals and the dress code. As the student representative to the District 202 Board for 2017-18, Emma is an advocate for student voice and also manages Wildkit Radio.
In the arts, Dakota loves to paint and finds that art fosters connections with other students. Gray has been dedicated to art for over five years and is most interested in interactive tools. Asher White enjoys theater, music and acting.
In athletics, Harel finished second in state diving this year, and Izzy was recognized for accomplishments on the ETHS wrestling team.
Since the inception of these awards in 2007, the Kiwanis Club has recognized more than 200 ETHS students in the areas of athletics, community service and fine arts. Student honorees continue to inspire Kiwanis Club members through their good works, academic accomplishments, and community interest. The Ted Van Zelst award was named for a prominent Evanston businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian.