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Evanston Township High School held its annual Senior Scholarships Night virtually on May 12, acknowledging students in the Class of 2021 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Valery Jean Jacques and Olamide Thomas, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, are the 2021 recipients of the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize and the North End Mothers’ Club Award.
Each year, senior students are encouraged to apply for ETHS Scholarships for which they may qualify. Two of the scholarships – North End Mothers’ Club Award and the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize – are by nomination only.
North End Mothers’ Club Award
This award is presented annually to the senior who identifies as female or gender nonconforming, and who ranks first among their classmates in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, steadfastness of character, capacity for leadership, and distinguished service to school and community. The student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA.
ETHS senior Olamide Thomas is a kind, caring, and outgoing student, who strives to better herself and the world around her.
Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize
This scholarship is awarded annually to the senior who identifies as male or gender nonconforming, and who ranks 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.
ETHS senior Valery Jean Jacques is a compassionate and inclusive student with contagious energy, who has a commitment to help others in the community.
In total, 64 ETHS seniors were honored throughout the night with scholarships awarded by the ETHS College & Career Services Department.
More about ETHS scholarships is available at eths.k12.il.us.