Six Huntley High School students received scholarships from D158 Education Foundation this week.
Brandon Bencko, Melissa Charron, Kate Darby, Jenna Gaudio, and Pierce Cordle as winners of the District 158 Education Foundation 2012 Scholarship award, and Amy Kahl as the winner of the Grant Fruin Memorial Scholarship.
Scholarship Committee members Rita McMahon, Jean Hernandez, and Roger Schroepfer, reported receiving 42 applications this year and interviewed 21 students before deciding on the final six students.
“There were many excellent candidates who applied and it was very hard to narrow them down to only 21 students who moved on for the interview process,” Hernandez said.
Attending the Senior Awards Night is an honor that McMahon looks forward to each year.
“It is such a great experience to hear all the wonderful accomplishments of our students,” said McMahon.
The Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders, parents, teachers, and staff members who seek and make available resources to enhance learning for all District 158 students through the awarding of teacher grants and scholarships for college-bound students.
Other scholarships presented during Senior Awards Night:
The Fine Arts Boosters Scholarship
Pierce Cordle, Marta Makowski, Todd Meyer
Lions Club Scholarship
Amy Kahl, Emily Kahl
($500 scholarships )
Ashley Schorr, Ryan Sheehan
State Representative Michael Tryon General Assembly Scholarship
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship
American Legion Scholarship
Brighton Ferris, Amanda Rosso
HHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Justin Frederick, Kyle Goettelman and Sara Scarbro
Karlye Benthuysen, Rebecca Daleiden, Jenna Gaudio, Katie Girard, Emily Kahl, Hailey Molaski
Huntley Rotary Club Scholarship
Anam Hussain, Ryan Palmer, Karlye Benthuysen, Jenna Gaudio
Jeremy Hooper Memorial Scholarship
HHS Business Department Scholarship
Joe Burkland, Maria Farfan, Larry Watt, Karle Benthuysen
HHS Dean’s Scholarship
Nicky Busano, Jasmine Morales, Lauren Ziemer
HHS Student Council Scholarship
Brandon Bencko, Rachel Bushnell
Kishwaukee Trail Chapter,
NSDAR Good Citizen Scholarship
Kishwaukee Trail Chapter, NSDAR
Carolyn Cox Humanitarian Scholarship
Huntley Veterinary Scholarship
Elena Auchstetter, Pierce Cordle
Landmark Contractors Scholarship
Barney Manning Scholarship
Jennifer Kearns Memorial Scholarship
Schaffenegger Memorial Scholarship
Jasmine Morales, Ryan Sheehan, Natasha Tynczuk, Nichole Vilcek