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District 202 Foundation, C.A.P.E. group awards 23 scholarships

Twenty-three District 202 graduating seniors got college scholarships in May 2021 recognizing their academic achievement and community service from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence and the C.A.P.E. organization.

The Foundation for Excellence is a private fundraising organization that has been supporting District 202 schools, students, staff, and the community since 1983 with grants, scholarships, and financial support for special programming. It awards its own Community Service prize.

The Foundation also administers the Dr. Richard Davis Science Scholarship on behalf of Dr. Davis; the Chief John Eichelberger Public Safety Scholarship on behalf of the Plainfield Fire Protection District; and the Dr. Ali K. Reiter (Nelson) STEM Scholarship on behalf of Dr. Reiter’s family.

C.A.P.E. (the committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency) is a district-wide group representing all District 202 parent and booster organizations. It includes parents, district administration, staff, elected officials and community leaders.

FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Ten students each received $1,000 based on their community service:

  • Plainfield High School – Central Campus: Christopher Hoes, Jordan McCully, and Melissa Schmidt
  • Plainfield South High School: Summer Smentek and McKayla Gleason
  • Plainfield North High School: Danya Abu-Shanab, Alexander Murr, and Ryan Tisdale
  • Plainfield East High School: Azaria Van Hook and Paige Kipka

EICHELBERGER PUBLIC SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP

Four students who live in the Plainfield Fire Protection District (regardless of their home high school) each received $1,000:

  • PHSCC – Mathieu Arsenault and Brayden Ruland
  • PNHS -- Trisha Andal and Jessica Gruben

DR. ALI K. REITER (NELSON) STEM SCHOLARSHIP

A female PHSCC student and a female PSHA student intending to study STEM science each received $2,000:

  • PHSCC -- Delaney Latarewicz
  • PSHS -- Natalya Nelson

DR. RICHARD DAVIS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Three PHSCC students intending to study STEM science each received $2,000:

  • Savannah Yolich
  • Amelya Fox
  • Riley Sitterly

THE C.A.P.E. SCHOLARSHIP

The C.A.P.E. organization presents $500 scholarships to one student from each District 202 traditional high school to well-rounded students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community service. This year’s recipients were:

Plainfield High School – Central Campus

  • Lucciano Blandino

Plainfield South High School

  • Dylan Mallory

 

Plainfield North High School

  • Tommy Brooks

 

Plainfield East High School

  • Lily Van Wyk

For more information about the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence or to donate, please visit: www.d202foundation.org.

For more information about CAPE, please visit www.psd202.org/page/cape  

 

 

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