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Orland Township Scholarship Foundation Presents Awards

Orland Township Scholarship Foundation Presents Awards

Twenty-two Orland Township students received funds for their first year in college, according to the office of Orland Township Supervisor and Scholarship Foundation President Paul O’Grady.

Nearly 100 students applied for the scholarship awards, and after a meticulous review process by the Orland Township Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, 22 students were awarded scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $500. Students were chosen based on a combination of their leadership skills, dedication to community service, academic focus, participation in extracurricular activities, recommendations from school representatives, volunteer supervisors and/or employers, and their answers to the assigned essay question.

“The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation is proud to present these very deserving students with scholarship funds to start their college careers,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “We are happy to invest in the long-term future of Orland Township’s most valuable commodity — our youth.”

Fifteen Orland Park residents received scholarships from the Foundation.

Carl Sandburg High School

  • Marcelo Claure
  • Aaron Hanania
  • Carson Krol (not pictured)
  • Marissa Nugent
  • Jorie Schirmacher
  • Angela Vainikos
  • Aristotle Vainikos
  • Sofia Vainikos

Pictured with the students are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (far right), Trustee John Lynch (far left) and Clerk Cindy Murray (second from left).

 

Marist High School

  • Collin Bartolotta

Also pictured are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (far right), Clerk Cindy Murray (far left) and Trustee John Lynch (second from left).

 

 

 

Brother Rice High School

  • James Calcagno
  • Liam Coughlin

Pictured with the students are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (far right), Clerk Cindy Murray (far left) and Trustee John Lynch (second from left).

 

Providence Catholic High School

  • Brian Donlevy
  • Kyle Laird
  • Tyler Struck

Pictured with the students are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (far right), Trustee John Lynch (far left) and Clerk Cindy Murray (second from left).

 

Nazareth Academy

  • Maggie O’Neill

Also are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (far right), Trustee John Lynch (far left) and Clerk Cindy Murray (second from left).

 

 

 

Tinley Park residents who received scholarship awards are:

Victor J. Andrew High School

  • Gianna Ardolino
  • Alexis Burnette
  • Sophia Godette
  • Nika Kaiser
  • Paige Radgowski

Also pictured are Supervisor Paul O’Grady (third from right), Trustee John Lynch (far left) and Clerk Cindy Murray (second from left).

University of Chicago Laboratory School

  • Jamal Nimer (not pictured)

Orland Hills resident Emily Morrison, a student at Carl Sandburg High School, was presented with an Orland Township Scholarship Award and a Townships of Illinois (TOI) Scholarship Award at the dinner. Morrison was one of seven students selected state-wide and is the second Orland Township student to receive a scholarship award from TOI since it began awarding college funds in 1989. TOI Director Sherrill Knorr presented the award.

 

 

The scholarships were presented at an awards dinner held on Wednesday, May 1st, at Gatto’s Restaurant in Orland Park.

To view more photos from the event, please visit Supervisor O’Grady’s Facebook page.