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Evanston Township High School held its annual Senior Scholarships Night on May 11, acknowledging students in the Class of 2022 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Jacklynn Okereke and Timothy Russell, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, are the 2022 recipients of the Women for Evanston Youth Award and the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize.
Each year, senior students are encouraged to apply for ETHS Scholarships for which they may qualify. Two of the scholarships – Women for Evanston Youth Award and Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize – are by nomination only.
Women for Evanston Youth Award
This award, formerly the North End Mothers’ Club 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. Students must have maintained a 3.5 GPA.
ETHS senior Jacklynn Okereke distinguishes herself with highly disciplined work habits, active participation, effective effort, and personal initiative. She is consistent in her work within the classroom, and her focus and dedication carry over to her extensive extracurricular activities. Okereke participated in the highly competitive track program, Justin Wynn Leadership Academy, Team Access & Success in Advanced Placement, Black Student Summit Committee, Church Choir, and the ETHS Student Ambassadors Program.
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 Timothy Russell possesses an exceptional interest and skill in mathematics and science, while he excels across subject areas. He completed a combined total of 11 years in math and science courses at ETHS. He also understands the importance of making a difference through extracurricular activities and service. He was named Central Suburban League All-Conference in Track and Field, as well as captain of the varsity track and field team. Russell was also an executive board member of student ambassadors, a Justin Wynn Leadership Academy High School Wynner, and a math tutor at Family Focus.
In total, 66 ETHS seniors were honored throughout the night with scholarships awarded by the ETHS College & Career Services Department.
Submitted by Evanston Township High School