SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important notice to seniors

Ten Tips for Success in Obtaining a Scholarship

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS

FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

  • BATES, DEAN L. SCHOLARSHIP
  • BECK, HILDING SCHOLARSHIP
  • BREEDLOVE, DR. ROBERT MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
  • BREEDLOVE, ROBERT E. SCHOLARSHIP
  • BEAUPREZ, RUTH AND EDMOND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • DAMRON, MARVIN  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • DENNIS, BELLE ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP
  • GLIDDEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
  • GOODBAR, HEIDI L. MEMORIAL ART SCHOLARSHIP
  • HARDT FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • HORLER, LAURENCE SCHOLARSHIP
  • KIRLEY, KATHRYN L.  SCHOLARSHIP
  • MC CARTHY, HARIETT  SCHOLARSHIP
  • PETERSON, EDWIN F.  FREE ENTERPRISE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • QUAGLIANO, MARILYN SCHOLARSHIP
  • RUX FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
  • TILLMAN, ETHEL C.  SCHOLARSHIP
  • VAN WASSENHOVE, BERNIE-JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
  • WAUGH, JOANNE SCHOLARSHIP
  • R. SHERIDAN WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
  • ZANG, WAYNE AND HAZEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • ZARVELL SCHOLARSHIP

FAMILY AWARDS

  • BLAKE, TOM  BASKETBALL MEMORIAL AWARD
  • BROCKMAN, H. F. MEMORIAL ATHLETIC AWARD
  • COMBS, GARY  MEMORIAL BUSINESS BANKING AND MANAGEMENT AWARD
  • ENSLEY, BARRY LEE MEMORIAL AWARD
  • HEPNER, DAVID FOOTBALL MEMORIAL AWARD
  • HEPNER, GRACE  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • HILL, JOE  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • KETRIDGE, CHRIS R. MEMORIAL JOURNALISM AWARD
  • LANDIS, GALEN AND MARY INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION AWARD
  • LAY, FRANK and Fannie AWARD
  • MAY, JAMES R., LESTER J., and JAMES S. MEMORIAL AWARD
  • MERCER, MARY LEE and H.T. FINE ARTS AWARD
  • NELL, JERRY MEMORIAL AWARD
  • PETERSEN, ROBERT L.  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • PETERSON, BRADLEY  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • RAPCZAK, MARTIN and ROGERS, RODNEY MEMORIAL PATRIOTISM AWARD
  • RIRIE, MARGARET  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • RODAK, MARY WIGGIN  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • ROGERS, RODNEY  MEMORIAL MEDICAL ARTS AWARD
  • RUZAS, RICHARD A.  JR. MEMORIAL TRACK AWARD
  • SALISBURY, JENNIFER  MEMORIAL AWARD
  • SCOTT, MATTHEW MEMORIAL AWARD
  • SCOTT, PAULINE MEMORIAL AWARD
  • SMITH, DOCTOR LOYALTY AWARD
  • SMITH, SUSAN  MEMORIAL PLAQUE AWARD
  • TERRY, DR. RICHARD M. MEMORIAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
  • TODD, DELBERT R.  MEMORIAL BUSINESS AWARD
  • WESEBAUM, ADELA  AWARD
  • WESSELS, BRADLEY MEMORIAL AWARD
  • WOODS, KATIE CREATIVE SPIRIT AWARD

ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • AMERICAN LEGION POST #31 SCHOLARSHIP
  • BOMAG AMERICAS, INC. ENGINEERS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP
  • CLASS OF 1934 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • FFA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
  • KIWANIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR KEY CLUB MEMBERS
  • KEWANEE PARK DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP
  • MASONIC #159 AND EASTERN STAR HARMONY CHAPTER #43 SCHOLARSHIP
  • ST. FRANCIS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
  • SUPERINTENDENT’S SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS   

  • AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL CUP AWARD
  • ARMSTRONG, LOUIS JAZZ AWARD
  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD
  • D.A.R. GOOD CITIZEN AWARD
  • DEKALB AGRICULTURAL ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD
  • ELKS LODGE BPOE 724 AWARD
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE COUNCIL AWARD
  • WOODY HERMAN JAZZ AWARD
  • KHS CLASS OF 1939 INSPIRATION AWARD
  • RUMBOLD & KUHN INC. AWARD
  • LIONS CLUB PLAQUE AWARD
  • LIONS CLUB SPECIAL ED AWARD
  • RICHARD MAUTINO MEMORIAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE LEARNING AWARD
  • NATIONAL ARION FOUNDATION AWARD
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL CHORAL AWARD
  • ODD FELLOWS AWARD
  • ROTARY SCHOLARS AWARD
  • S.A.R. GOOD CITIZEN AWARD
  • STAR COURIER JOURNALISM AWARD
  • JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BAND AWARD

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SENIORS:

Seniors are reminded that in order to be given full consideration for scholarships and awards given out by the school they should complete a Scholarship Data Form. The form should be filled out and returned to Mr. Christakos in the Athletic Director’s office before April1st. A copy of the form has been included in this booklet on the last page. Filling out this form will also mean that Scholarship Committees will have access to other information such as: Class Rank, Grade Point Average, PSAE/ACT Scores, and Service Hours Accumulated. If you have any questions ask Mr. Christakos.

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Ten Tips for Success in Obtaining a Scholarship

  • Work hard on your studies during your high school years and constantly try to achieve academic excellence. Your studies must come first.
  • Determine goals for yourself annually then work hard so you achieve the goals you have established for yourself.
  • Challenge yourself to try something new, perhaps it may include taking a subject that you may not be comfortable in taking, i.e. a tougher math course, a foreign language, or a course in physics.
  • Become very involved in school activities, clubs, organizations, and/or athletics. Often scholarships are awarded based upon a person’s involvement in school activities. If possible become a community volunteer in a well-recognized organization.
  • Prepare your long-term academic and career goals as early as possible. Your future career goals will often dictate the type of classes you will need to take as you prepare for advanced education in college.
  • Decide upon the college or university you will want to attend as early as possible. Once you have made this decision you can learn about entrance requirements, required grade point, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Research scholarships opportunities using the local public library, commercial books on the subject, your school library, contacting the college you may wish to attend, and speaking with your high school counselor.
  • Write for scholarship applications as early as your sophomore year and study them so you can see what you need to prepare yourself for later. Write some practice applications and have them critiqued by your English teacher, school administrators, or the teacher in a subject close to your chosen career field.
  • During your junior year get serious about making applications for scholarships, learn deadlines and specific application requirements of various scholarship granting agencies and organizations.  Don’t forget to take the ACT and SAT tests if possible.
  • Always type scholarship applications; be sure spelling and grammar are absolutely perfect; answer every question concisely but completely; and be certain your application is submitted on time and is addressed correctly. Be sure to mail it with sufficient postage.
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KEWANEE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM

In January 2006, the Kewanee Schools Foundation became an official Illinois Chapter of the Dollars for Scholars program.  Dollars for Scholars is a national network of community-based, volunteer-driven scholarship foundations in cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout the United States.

As a member of Illinois Dollars for Scholars, we collaborate with other Illinois Chapters, corporations, colleges, and universities to benefit the youth of our community.  Our chapter is operated by local volunteers, and our chapter determines how it can best work to meet the needs of local students.

The Kewanee Chapter provides a tax deductible vehicle for local citizens who want to invest in the educational futures of local students.

Fund-raising efforts can range from grassroots activities to providing opportunities for individuals or organizations interested in sponsoring scholarship or establishing endowed scholarships.

The selection of scholarship recipients and the distribution of funds is determined locally through the Scholarship Committee of the Kewanee Schools Foundation.

Any person or organization interested in establishing a Dollars for Scholars scholarship or simply providing a gift to the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund should call the Foundation office at 309-856-8702.

 Disclaimer:

The amounts listed with each of the following scholarships are the amounts provided last year.  The amounts of this year’s awards are totally dependent upon donor funding of the unendowed scholarships and interest earnings on endowed scholarships.  In the event a scholarship cannot be funded, the recipient will receive written notice.

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FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

DEAN L. BATES SCHOLARSHIP: 
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($3,000 – 3 scholarships, $1,000 each)
Amount to be awarded in 2008 ($6,000 – 5 scholarships, $1,200 each)
Dean L. Bates established and fully funded the Dean L. Bates Scholarship in appreciation of the role that Kewanee High School played in his life and the importance that he always placed on education. He entered Kewanee High School in 1909, graduating in 1913. Dean Bates represents the many fine students that attend Kewanee High School who come to school daily, often go unnoticed, work hard, practice good citizenship, turn in their daily assignments, do well in their own quiet way, stand for what is right, and lead by their example and their own positive stand on issues. These graduates then go on in the world to continue their education, doing their best for their community, family, and career. A committee, appointed by the high school principal, consisting of high school staff members and those in education will make the selection. Each scholarship will be $1,000 to be used toward furthering their education at a two-year community college, technical school, trade school, or a four-year college or university.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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HILDING BECK SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($1,000)
The Hilding Beck Scholarship was established in 1994 in memory of Hilding Vincent Beck, who graduated from Kewanee High School in 1924. As a young university student Hilding Beck received some much needed financial help from the Baker Fund, which was then in existence in his hometown of Kewanee. The Beck Scholarship was established in appreciation of all those who have helped Kewanee’s students in the past. The scholarship is supported by a gift to the Kewanee Community Unit School District #229 Foundation. It is hoped that the scholarship will encourage students to develop high goals for their lives. The award is to be given annually at commencement time. The recipient will be a senior student who is in the upper half of the graduating class, who shows ambition, dedication, good citizenship, a positive attitude, and for whom this scholarship might be the key to unlock the door to higher education.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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DR. ROBERT BREEDLOVE MEMORIAL ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($1,000)
Family and friends of Dr. Robert Breedlove established and funded the Dr. Robert Breedlove Memorial Athletics Scholarship in 2005. It was established in loving memory of “Dr. Bob”, a 1970 graduate of Kewanee High School, who tragically lost his life while competing in a cross country bicycle race in the Summer of 2005. He will always be remembered for his competitive spirit, his dedication to the field of orthopedic medicine and his love and concern for his patients and fellow human beings.  It is hoped that this scholarship will encourage others to remember this legacy and the ideals he has left behind so they may follow his footsteps to greatness.

The scholarship is awarded annually at Commencement to an outstanding graduate of Kewanee High School who has demonstrated the principles of good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and concern for others, both on the athletic field and in all other school related activities. The scholarship winner must use the scholarship while attending any four-year college, university, or community college.

The criteria for selection are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a senior.
  2. The applicant must have an overall (3.0) B grade point average.
  3. The applicant must have lettered in at least two team sports over a three year period.
  4. The applicant must be able to cite examples of his leadership, sportsmanship, and concern for others in his application and/or interviews.
  5. The applicant must fill out the application for the Dr. Robert Breedlove Memorial Athletic Scholarship in its entirety. Print information clearly in ink or use a typewriter. A computer may be used to submit the application as long as the same format is used. Application forms are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office.
  6. The application must be submitted to the Kewanee High School Guidance Counselor by April 1 or the following Monday if date falls on a weekend.
  7. All of the above terms must be met before an application is considered.

The Selection Committee shall consist of the Principal and Athletic Director of Kewanee High School, and one or more members of the Breedlove family.

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ROBERT E. BREEDLOVE SCHOLARSHIP:
Amount to be awarded in 2008:  $1,000
The Robert E Breedlove Scholarship was established and funded in 2007 by his family and friends.  Robert E. Breedlove was a longtime Kewanee businessman who supported and attended over 50 years of Kewanee High School events.  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is in good social and academic standings at Kewanee High School.  The graduate must plan to attend a 2 year community college after high school.  Applicants must apply to the Kewanee High School guidance counselor.  The selection committee shall consist of the high school principal, registrant, and a Breedlove family member.

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RUTH AND EDMOND BEAUPREZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
This scholarship is being given in memory of Ruth and Edmond Beauprez by their family:  Beth and Bill Dolieslager and Jeanne and Tom Barton.  Established in 2006, the scholarship is provided to assist interested and qualified students to enter careers in Education or Nursing.  Mr. and Mrs. Beauprez are being memorialized in appreciation for the encouragement they provided their daughters to obtain a good education in the fields of Education and Health.

The scholarship in the amount of $500 is given annually to a graduating Kewanee High School student who has been accepted or is awaiting acceptance to an accredited community college or university and planning to major in either Nursing or Education.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have earned a 2.5 GPA (C+) over 7.5 semesters at Kewanee High School.
  • Strong consideration will be given to a student who has been involved in school activities or community service.
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need and receiving no other KHS monetary scholarships or monetary awards.

Applicants must complete a Scholarship Data Form and submit a statement of 150 words or less indicating why they wish to receive the scholarship and how it relates to goals for the future.
The scholarship recipient is expected to send a brief note of thanks to the families who made the scholarship available.

The Selection Committee shall consist of a faculty member from the Biology department, a faculty member selected by the principal, and the Guidance Counselor.

Deadline for Application:  April 15th of the year the student expects to graduate.  Application materials should be submitted to the High School Guidance Counselor

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MARVIN DAMRON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($1,000)
The Marvin Damron Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by family and friends in honor of the late Marvin Damron. Mr. Damron served as a teacher at Kewanee High School from 1962-1967, and as Principal from 1967-2000. The recipient of this scholarship should demonstrate good citizenship, good sportsmanship, be a positive role model for his/her peers, be hard working, and have active participation in school activities. Financial need will be considered. The scholarship will be used toward furthering education at a two-year community college, technical school, trade school, or a four-year college or university. The selection committee shall consist of the high school principal, high school secretaries, a member of the Kewanee High School faculty, and a member of the Damron family.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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BELLE ALEXANDER DENNIS SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($185)
This scholarship is presented to the graduating senior who attended at least the last three years of elementary school at Belle Alexander. The student must have no lower than a “B” average at Kewanee High School, and must have taken and received scores from the American College Testing Program. A scholarship committee consisting of a Kewanee High School Counselor, the Junior High School Principal, the Belle Alexander Principal, and the current President of the Belle Alexander Parent-Teachers Association shall determine the recipient of the award. It is the intention of this committee that the student receiving the scholarship should pursue higher education and accordingly, should be accepted at an institution of higher learning. The scholarship was gifted by the late Edward Dennis in memory of his wife Belle Alexander Dennis for students of Belle Alexander Grade School.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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GLIDDEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($16,000)
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Glidden established and funded the Glidden Family Scholarship in memory of the Glidden Family. “Mrs. Glidden and I want to leave the Glidden Family Scholarship as a Memorial of our beloved family members and as a special and lasting ‘thank you’ to the people of Kewanee and especially to the hundreds of employees of Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor Company and their descendants who were so loyal to the Glidden Family throughout these many years. Our roots run deeply into the fabric of our hometown; it has been the bedrock for the principle that our community and our country need individuals who commit their strength to doing a job well, being good neighbors, and advancing those values which have made our nation great,” Dean Glidden, benefactor. Glidden Family Members are: Raymond B. and Edith H. Glidden; Robert L. and Dorothy Ponte Glidden; Dean E. and Kathryn L. Glidden Benefactors; Martha Glidden Richmond; Nancy Glidden Hester; Gail Glidden Haynes; Mary Glidden Critz. Two outstanding graduates, one each from Kewanee and Wethersfield high schools, will be selected as recipients of the Glidden Family Scholarship. A Scholarship Committee consisting of the Regional Superintendent, the Kewanee and Wethersfield School Districts superintendents, and the high school principals will make the selection. Recipients of the Glidden Family Scholarship have the potential to receive up to $4,000 each year for four years of college education toward a baccalaureate degree at an approved institution of higher learning. Recipients will be required to maintain good academic and social standing in order to renew their scholarships each year of four years. Selection is based on the following: character, attitude, reputation, ambition, community service, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership, and the foresight to financially plan for college. Points are awarded for each category. The Glidden Family Scholarship is not a need-based scholarship.  The Kewanee High School Office will distribute application forms to all qualified students.  Student qualifying for application will be notified of the deadline when applications are distributed.

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HEIDI l. GOODBAR MEMORIAL ART SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The Heidi L. Goodbar Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by her parents to celebrate the memory of Heidi Goodbar, a 1989 graduate of Kewanee High School.  This award shall be presented the the KHS graduating senior Art Student who has most exemplified Heidi’s spirit through the excellence, initiative, and enthusiasm they have demonstrated during their service and involvement in the Kewanee High School Art Department.
The recipient must have maintained at least a B average, earned service points, shown an understanding and appreciation of the true meaning of teamwork, and volunteered their time to serve as an art aide for at least one semester throughout their high school career.
The selection committee will consist of a high school administrator, a member of the English department, and the Art teacher.  The award of $500 will be paid as a scholarship to the student’s choice of college or university upon proof of their entrance.

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HARDT FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
Mr. Fred Hardt and his wife Kathy established the Hardt Family Scholarship in 2006.  It was established in loving memory of Fred’s parents, Carl and Darlene Hardt (Green).  It is hoped that this scholarship will help provide educational opportunities to a Kewanee High School graduate that Fred’s parents never had.  The Hardt’s also wanted to give back something to Fred’s high school and the community he grew up in.

Mr. Hardt is a 1968 graduate of Illinois State University.  It is there that he met his wife, Kathy.  He worked for several years in the technical college system in Wisconsin as part of a career in human resources and is retired.  Mrs. Hardt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and is a retired teacher.

The Hardt Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually at Commencement to a graduating student who has been admitted or is awaiting admittance to either as a full-time student to any accredited two or four year college, university, or technical school.

The criteria for selection are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a Senior planning on graduation in the year that the scholarship is awarded.
  2. The applicant must have at least an overall (2.0) C grade point average.
  3. Although scholastic achievement is important, the C student will be considered as strongly for this scholarship as the A and B student.
  4. Equal consideration will be given to both the quiet deserving students and those who are in numerous extracurricular activities.
  5. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need and not receiving other significant monetary scholarships or awards.
  6. Although not specifically designated for minority, disabled, or non-traditional students, they are encouraged to apply.
  7. All applicants must complete the Scholarship Data Form and submit a written statement of 150 to 250 words explaining what personal qualities they possess, why going to college is important to them, what type of major or program they intend to pursue, why they need financial assistance, and what impact this scholarship will have on their ability to pursue their career goals. The deadline for submission of the above materials is April 1 to the Guidance Counselor’s office.
  8. Upon receipt of the scholarship, the recipient shall be expected to send a brief note of thanks to the Hardt family.

The Selection Committee shall consist of three senior homeroom teachers with the most senior member of the group serving as chairperson.

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LAURENCE HORLER SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($2,750 per year for 4 years)
The Horler Scholarship was established in 2001 according to the directives of the late Laurence Horler in memory of his parents.  Laurence, a KHS graduate in 1930, served in the United States Air Corps is World War II and later became a respected business owner in San Rafael, California.  Each year a scholarship is awarded to a qualified graduating senior from Kewanee High School to be used for tuition, room, board, books, and other expenses at an accredited college or university.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full time student, maintain good academic and social standing in order to renew the scholarship for each of three years. Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • grade point average
  • character
  • school citizenship
  • Emphasis should be placed upon the extent to which this person may have overcome personal or family difficulties to show improvement in academics by taking advantage of opportunities offered at Kewanee High School.

The committee for selecting scholarship recipients shall consist of the high school principal and at least two teachers of senior students.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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KATHRYN L. KIRLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
This scholarship, established in 1992, is being presented to the graduating senior who has excelled in social studies and preferably presented to a student planning a career in the teaching profession. Miss Kirley taught social studies a total of 47 years in the Kewanee school system. The award is to perpetuate her memory within the teaching profession. This award will be given annually and will be selected by a committee consisting of the Kewanee High School Principal as Chairperson, the Dean of Students, the Head of the Social Studies Department, and a member of Miss Kirley’s family.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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THE HARRIET McCARTHY MATH SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (4 -$600 Scholarships)
The Harriet McCarthy Math Scholarship was established in 2001. Miss McCarthy taught mathematics at Kewanee High School for many years. Her teaching career began in 1933. She retired in 1971. The scholarship was established through a trust in her will which stated: “The funds payable to the Kewanee School Foundation shall be used for scholarships for worthy students to be selected by the Foundation Board of Directors. Students with an aptitude for mathematics shall be preferred, but not to the exclusion of others.” Upon receipt of the funds the Board agreed:
1. The scholarships are to be awarded to graduating high school students.
2. The fund is to be managed to provide scholarships in perpetuity.
3. “Worthy Students” means students who have completed 4 years of high school math including the equivalent of Pre-Calculus or Introductory Analysis, and have a minimum of a B average in math.
4. Should there be an insufficient number of qualifying students in a given year, students with some math and a B average would be considered.
5. There will be no restrictions to any particular field of study or institution.
The Foundation Board will instruct the high school principal as to the number of scholarships intended each year. The principal shall appoint a nominating committee of at least three teachers from the math and science departments. The principal will provide the Foundation with a list of nominees for approval.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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EDWIN F. PETERSON FREE ENTERPRISE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
This award was established in 1984 by Edwin H. Peterson, President of Martin Engineering Company, in memory of his father, the late Edwin F. Peterson, founder of Martin Engineering. This award is to be presented annually to the graduating senior who writes the best essay on the history, current status, and future prospects of the free enterprise system in the country. The winner must be a college-bound student, and preferably, but not necessarily, a business major or minor. The award consists of a cash prize of at least $500.00 to be sent to the college of the contest winner’s choice to help defray tuition costs. The amount of the award may vary from year to year, but it will always be at least $500.00. The essays in the contest are first judged by a committee of teachers from Kewanee High School. The best six essays are then sent to Martin Engineering Company where a committee chooses the winning essay.  The deadline for application is May 1st.  Application information is available in the Guidance Counselor’s office.

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THE MARILYN QUAGLIANO SCHOLARSHIP
Amount awarded in 2007 ($2,000)
The children of Mrs. Marilyn A. Quagliano have established and funded the Marilyn Quagliano Scholarship in 2006.  It was established to honor their mother, who taught at Kewanee High School for many years.

The Scholarship is awarded annually at commencement to a graduate of Kewanee High school who has demonstrated outstanding service to the school and community, a principle that Mrs. Quagliano perpetuated in her life.

The selection is based on the following criteria:  service to school and community, with special attention given to the extent to which a student may have overcome difficulties and shown improvement during their high school years, through participation and dedication to serving the school and community.

There will be a committee for selecting the scholarship recipient consisting of the high school principal and two Kewanee High School teachers.  No application, either written or oral is required.

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RUX FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Amount awarded in 2007 ($1,000)
Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Rux established and funded the Rux Family Scholarship in 2005. It was established in appreciation of the dedication and effort put forth by the faculty and staff of Kewanee District #229 in educating their children.

The scholarship is awarded annually at commencement to an outstanding graduate of Kewanee High School who plans a career in education as a teacher, counselor, or administrator. The scholarship winner may use the scholarship while attending any four year college or university or community college.

The selection will be based upon the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a graduating senior planning a career in education.
  2. Applicant must have an overall (3.0) B grade point average.
  3. Applicant must complete an application.
  4. Three letter of reference must be submitted. Of these, one must come from a Kewanee High School teacher.
  5. All deadlines must be met before the application is considered. Deadlines are attached to application form.

The winning applicant will be announced at the Kewanee High School commencement ceremonies.   The deadline for application is April 1st.  Application forms and directions are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office.

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ETHEL C.TILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($350)
In 1983 Ethel C. Tillman, a former teacher, left the sum of $10,000.00 in trust. The income from the trust will be awarded yearly to a selected graduate of Kewanee High School to further their education at Black Hawk College – East Campus. To be eligible, the recipients must have maintained at least a “B” average in high school, and their advanced education must be in the field of science or nursing. A committee consisting of the following employees of Kewanee High School: the Principal, the Chairman of the Science Department, and the Guidance Counselor will award the selection. The scholarship was first given in 1984.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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THE BERNIE VANWASSENHOVE-JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($1,000)
This scholarship, established in 1994, donated by family and friends, is to be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering college in the fall with a declared major in education. This scholarship was established in memory of Bernie, who always put her husband, children, and students first. The student must have maintained a “B” average in overall academics and have shown a great compassion for learning, for their fellow classmates and for their teachers. Financial need will be given consideration. Bernie finished college at the top of her graduating class and began her dream of teaching. Unfortunately her life ended way too soon.  This scholarship is a reminder of her dreams and accomplishments.  The scholarship winner is to be selected by a committee appointed by the Principal of Kewanee High School.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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THE BRADLEY & JOANNE WAUGH FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD:
Amount to be awarded in 2008:  $500
The Bradley and Joanne Waugh Family Memorial Award was established in 2008 in loving memory of the late Francis Joanne (Moreland) Waugh, who raised seven children, all of who attended Kewanee High School.  In memory of their wife and mother, the Waugh Family established this scholarship to help a deserving, graduating senior who exhibits a good work ethic and intends to continue their education.  The family hopes to help a student who might not otherwise receive recognition but shows a desire to succeed.  Special consideration should be given to a student who will be attending a four year college and also a student of financial need.  Along with the award, each recipient will be given a medallion.  The selection committee will consist of one family member (if available), one academic teacher, one vocational teacher, and one member of the support staff at Kewanee High School.

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R. SHERIDAN WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($4,000 – $1,000 per year for four years)
(Next award will be given at 2011 commencement)
The family of the late R. Sheridan Welch established and funded the R. Sheridan Welch Family Scholarship in 2007.  It was established in loving memory of Mr. Welch, a 1937 alumnus of Kewanee High School and his son Michael ’67.  Both Mr. Welch and his son were practicing attorneys in Kewanee.  R. Sheridan served our community for over sixty years.  They are most remembered for their fair treatment of clients and love for family and community.  Because they and their family have always supported the concept of academic excellence, the family has directed that their scholarship be received by a student who has demonstrated academic vigor by achievement in the top ten percent of the graduating class.
The scholarship will be awarded every four years, beginning in 2007, to a graduating senior who is selected from among the students in the top ten percent of the graduating class and who has been admitted into an accredited college or university.  The student will receive one fourth of the scholarship each year for four consecutive years so long as they provide evidence of full time enrollment and maintain at least a C average.
The selection committee shall consist of the senior class advisor and a selection committee appointed by the high school principal.  Applicants may use the standard application form, no essay or special application is required.

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THE WAYNE AND HAZEL ZANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The Wayne and Hazel Zang Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by the family of the late Wayne and Hazel (Himes) Zang.  Both Wayne and Hazel were alumni of Kewanee High School.  The recipient of this scholarship must be admitted into a university transfer program at Black Hawk College-East Campus with plans for attending a four-year college or university.  Selection should be based upon good citizenship, good sportsmanship, and active participation in school activities.  The selection committee shall consist of three faculty members, appointed by the principal, who teach traditionally college-bound students.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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FAMILY AWARDS

TOM BLAKE BASKETBALL MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($90)
A plaque to be engraved and displayed at school, donated by an aunt and uncle of Tom Blake, Fred and Marjorie Lempke Fletcher. A monetary award is provided from the earnings on the funds granted. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding citizenship, character, leadership, and scholarship qualities for success in school, must be a member of current basketball team, and also interest in community affairs. The winner will be selected by a committee appointed by the Principal of Kewanee High School.

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THE H.F. BROCKMAN MEMORIAL ATHLETIC AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($50)
The H.F. Brockman Award was established in 1981 by friends of Mr. Brockman in honor of the former longtime successful athletic director, football, basketball, and track coach as well as teacher and member of the Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame. This monetary award is to be given annually to the student in the graduating class who has successfully completed participation in three sports each year, and has also distinguished themselves as an outstanding student citizen. The winner is to be selected by a committee of four faculty members, appointed by the Principal, as well as the Dean of Students. The winner’s name will also be engraved on a plaque and displayed in the school. The money is to be used to help further the recipient’s career after graduation from high school.

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GARY COMBS MEMORIAL BUSINESS BANKING AND MANAGEMENT AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
A plaque which is presented annually in memory of Mr. Gary Combs who served as Treasurer of District #229 and Treasurer of Kewanee School District Foundation Fund, was President of People’s National Bank, and an outstanding community leader and friend. The winner is to be selected by a committee appointed by the principal of Kewanee High School. This award is made possible through the generosity of the Henry Street neighbors of Mr. Combs.

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BARRY LEE ENSLEY MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Donated by friends and relatives as a memorial to Barry Ensley. To be given to the outstanding four year Spanish student at graduation. Student to be selected by a committee made up of the Spanish teacher, as chairman, and other teachers of foreign languages.

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THE DAVID HEPNER FOOTBALL MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Trophy awarded)
It was decided by the Class of 1967 to present the David Hepner Football Memorial Trophy to the most valuable football player. The standards set for the recipient of this award are as follows:

  • The student must be a graduating senior.
  • The student must have participated at least two years on the Kewanee High School football squad.
  • The student must be selected by the majority of the votes taken from senior class members of the football team. This balloting will take place at the end of the football season. The head football coach will be responsible for the voting of the senior class football members.
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THE GRACE HEPNER MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
This award was established in 1983 in honor of the late Mrs. Martin (Grace) Hepner. The award is to be presented annually to the graduating Kewanee High School student who is in the top ten percent of the class and who best exemplifies the richness of spirit and the wholesomeness of the value system, which were so apparent in Mrs. Hepner’s daily life. The recipient of this award should be one who demonstrates the outstanding qualities of honor, integrity, and loyalty to high personal ideals; one who is industrious, sincere, friendly, kind and gracious; one who exhibits the highest standards and spiritual values; one who cherishes hard work and independence; one who serves the community well and respects the value of an education; one who believes in the necessity of self- discipline; and one who above all, appreciates the value of a life of quiet simplicity and dignity. This award will be annually awarded from the Grace M. Hepner Memorial Fund. The Dean of Students, the Registrar, and the High School Principal, who will serve as chairman, will make the selection.

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THE JOE HILL MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Joe Hill was a graduate of Kewanee High School in 1967. His outstanding achievements were in the sport of wrestling. He won distinction for himself and his school by taking first place in the NCIC Wrestling Tournament, first place in the District Wrestling Tournament, and second place in the Sectional Wrestling Tournament. In his memory, a group of his friends are presenting this award to the wrestler who best combines the attributes of sportsmanship, talent, and contribution to the team and the sport.

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THE CHRIS R. KETRIDGE MEMORIAL JOURNALISM AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
The Ketridge Award was established in 1976 by friends of Chris Ketridge in honor of the former longtime Editor of the Kewanee Star Courier. This award is to be given annually to the student who has made the most outstanding contribution to the field of journalism. The winner is selected by a committee of three teachers, appointed by the Principal, and two members of the Star Courier staff, to be appointed by the Editor.

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GALEN AND MARY LANDIS PLAQUE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Plaque award which was established in 1957, to be presented at graduation.
The requirements:
1.   Four years in Kewanee High School
2.   Two years in the Industrial Education Department
a.   Scholastic Achievement
b.   Good Citizenship
c.   Industrial Competencies
The winner will be selected by the Agriculture Teacher, Industrial Arts Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and English Teacher.

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THE FRANK AND FANNIE LAY KEWANEE HIGH SCHOOL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($150)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Lay established the Lay awards in 1916. Two grants of $75.00 each are currently awarded. The award is presented annually to the male and the female students who have made the greatest improvement at the end of their four years in Kewanee High. Some of the criteria considered in selecting the winners are improvement in scholarship, participation in extracurricular activities including athletics, forensics, dramatics, achievement of success in overcoming any handicaps, development of character, and student citizenship. The winners are selected by a committee of five teachers, all of who shall have been on the faculty the preceding four years, as well as the Deans of the school.

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THE JAMES R. MAY, LESTER J. MAY AND JAMES S. MAY MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($200)
An award presented in memory of James R. May, Lester J. May and James S. May by the Tom May family, for a deserving graduating student interested in the electrical or mechanical field. Committee for Award shall be the Registrar, Physics teacher, Math teacher, Agriculture Instructor, School Secretary, and Tom May.

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THE MARY LEE AND H.T. MERCER FINE ARTS AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($50)
The Mercer Awards were established in 1954 by Mrs. Frederick W. Mueller (Hazel Mercer) in honor of her parents. These two awards consist of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) each. They are Fine Arts Awards and are given annually to the male and female student who have made the most outstanding contribution to and have achieved the greatest excellence in two or more of the Finer Arts at the end of their four years in Kewanee High School. Some of the factors taken into consideration in selecting the winners are: (1) character, citizenship and scholarship; (2) in Art and Craft, outstanding creative work in design, drawing, painting, or interior decoration; (3) in Dance, high creative ability in dance composition as well as special physical ability in dance technique; (4) in Music, superior ability in original work in vocal or instrumental composition or in performance in the field of applied music through the medium of the voice or any approved musical instrument; (5) in Speech Arts, distinctive work of exceptional promise in creative and original speech  composition, theatre-arts (acting, directing, design, lighting), or argumentation, debate, oratory or creative discussion; (6) in Writing, special achievement or high promise in one or more of the fields of fiction, essay, criticism, or biography. The winners are selected by a committee of five or more teachers, all of whom shall have been on the faculty the preceding four years. The Deans shall automatically be members of this committee.

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JERRY NELL MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($250)
The Jerry Nell Memorial Award was established in 1994, by friends of Jerry Nell in honor of the former long time successful Superintendent of Parks, builder of young men as coach of Visitation Athletic Teams, and one of the leading supporters of Kewanee High School activities. He was a leading booster of all Kewanee High athletic teams and was a leader in reviving the baseball program and in starting a girl’s softball program at Kewanee High School. He was a graduate of Kewanee High School with the Class of 1955. During his years as a student he was an outstanding football and basketball player and was a track star. In addition to being a good student, he was a student leader serving as President of the Student Council during his senior year. A monetary award is to be given annually. The first criteria for this award will be to the student who is planning a career in parks and recreation. If there is not a student who meets the first criteria, consideration will be given to the student who has earned the most Major K’s. They must distinguish themselves as an outstanding student citizen. The winner is to be selected by a committee consisting of Mrs. Nell or her designee, one administrator, as well as Dr. Rick Cernovich who will be the chairman of this committee. In case a member cannot serve, the high school principal will appoint a member of the athletic staff as a substitute. The name of the winner will be engraved on a plaque and displayed in the school. The money is to be used to help further the recipient’s career after graduation from high school.

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ROBERT L. PETERSEN MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($5,000)
This award will be given to an outstanding student in the graduating class who plans to enter a health profession field, i.e. medical doctor, dentistry, physical therapy, x-ray technologist, laboratory technologist, nursing, etc. This scholarship award is given in memory of Robert L. Petersen by his sons and their wives Mark and Vicki, David and Clare, and Dr. Michael and Dr. Pamela, and his wife Jeana.
Robert L. Petersen was a long time and extremely dedicated school district volunteer as an athletic trainer, junior high football and basketball coach, and as a member of the Kewanee Board of Education for 28 years, serving as its president for 7 years. In order to receive this scholarship, the student must apply to the committee by writing a short essay on their career plans. The committee will be made up of two science teachers appointed by the Principal of Kewanee High School, Mr. Mark Petersen and Mr. David Petersen.  The committee will make the announcement to apply to the student body in April and the selection will take place during the first part of May each year.  Applications are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office and should be given to the faculty committee chairperson.

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BRADLEY PETERSON MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Trophy awarded)
Bradley Peterson was a graduate of Kewanee High School Class of 1972. This award is presented by his family in his memory to the most outstanding senior student in the field of Ceramics. The student’s name will be inscribed on the trophy each year. Five or more teachers, all of who have been members of the Kewanee High School faculty the preceding four years, as well as the Deans shall be members of this committee.

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THE MARTIN RAPCZAK AND RODNEY ROGERS MEMORIAL PATRIOTISM AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
A memorial award presented to the school by the Class of 1965. This award is to be presented to the student in the graduating class who has displayed the greatest amount of patriotism and has definite plans for continuing this loyalty in the future. The award is to be selected by a committee of five members appointed by the Registrar, representing all areas of the non-teaching personnel.

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MARGARET RIRIE MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
A memorial award established by friends of the late Margaret Ririe to be presented to a senior member of the National Honor Society in recognition for outstanding community service. The selection committee shall consist of the National Honor Society Sponsor and two other members appointed by the Principal.

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THE MARY WIGGIN RODAK MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
This award was established in 1971 by friends in honor of the late Mrs. John (Mary) Rodak. This award is to be presented annually to the student in the Tri-County Area Vocational School who has demonstrated that he or she is truly an educated person according to the following criteria: “He or she has enough intelligence and resourcefulness to be true to self and loyal to personal ideals without resorting to shallow artificialities; he or she who is simple and dares to be different in that simplicity, and whose language and manner are natural, unaffected, and direct; he or she who can communicate with others making them feel equal, comfortable, and important.” The selection committee shall consist of the High School Principal, Director of Vocational Education, Dean of Boys, Dean of Girls, Registrar, Engineer, and two others to be appointed by the Principal.

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RODNEY ROGERS MEMORIAL MEDICAL ARTS AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Presented to the school by Mrs. Jane Rogers and the estate of her late husband Robert Rogers in memory of their only son Rodney, who gave his life for his country in Vietnam. The award is to be presented to the student in the graduating class who has displayed a definite aptitude and intent in pursuing a career in one of the medical arts. The award winner is to be selected by a committee of three members chaired and selected by the High School Principal.

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RICHARD A. RUZAS, JR. MEMORIAL TRACK AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($200)
The Richard A. Ruzas Jr. Memorial Track Award was established in 2000 by family and friends in honor of Richard Ruzas Jr. The award is to be used to help further the recipient’s career after graduation from high school.  Richard was a graduate of the Class of 1999. He enjoyed sports and was a State Qualifier in the pole vault. He was a member of a four-year Sectional Track Champion Team. This monetary award is to be given annually at graduation to a student in the graduating class who has successfully completed four years participation on the high school track team, achieving their personal best. A medallion will be given to each recipient. The recipient’s name will be engraved on a plaque and displayed in the school. The award winner is to be selected by a committee of two track coaches, one teacher, and the athletic director.

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JENNIFER SALISBURY MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The Friends of Jennifer Salisbury have established The Jennifer Salisbury Memorial Award to honor their classmate. Jennifer was an honor student and a three-sport athlete at Kewanee High qualifying for the State Finals in three sports her senior year. The award will be presented to a qualifying senior who has excelled in academics and athletics and also shows spirit and support of his or her fellow classmates and teammates. The recipient of the award shall be selected by a committee composed of the Principal, Dean of Students, head of the business department, the girls’ cross-country, basketball, and track coaches, a member of the Class of 1991, and a member of the Salisbury family.

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MATTHEW SCOTT MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
This award was established in 1994 in the memory of Matthew Scott who gave his life in the service of his country serving in the Navy. It is to be given each year to an agricultural student who has high hopes for the future and has exemplified special caring for others. It is to go to a student in the Ag Department who has excelled in ag mechanics and exhibits the golden qualities that Matthew Scott carried out in his daily life. A savings bond will be given to the recipient of this award. The committee will be made up of the Principal of Kewanee High School as chairperson, the Ag teacher, and members of the Scott family.

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PAULINE SCOTT MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
The recipient of this plaque demonstrates good sportsmanship, leadership, enjoyment, and active participation in physical education; all qualities exemplified and encouraged by Pauline Scott as a teacher of girls physical education at Kewanee High School.  Selection of the winner of this award is made by faculty members of the Physical Education Department.

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DOCTOR SMITH LOYALTY AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
The award was established in 1967 by the Student Council in honor of the late Dr. W.R. Smith. Dr. Smith was a loyal supporter of K.H.S. and all its activities and was the donor of the Vernon Pruitt Memorial Award. The Dr. Smith Loyalty Award is to be presented annually to the graduating student in Kewanee High School who has demonstrated the greatest spirit of loyalty to the school. The selection is made by a committee of five staff members, appointed by the Principal, and five underclassmen, appointed by the Student Council President.

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THE SUSAN SMITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
A memorial award presented to the student who, during his or her high school career, has maintained at least a “C” average and has shown himself or herself to be an all-around good citizen. The winning student is to be selected by a committee consisting of the Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, and High School Principal.

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Dr. RICHARD M. TERRY MEMORIAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($10)
The Dr. Richard M. Terry Memorial Humanitarian Award is a gift from Mrs. Richard Terry. The award is given each year to the senior who has demonstrated the most humanitarian characteristics of any student in the graduating class.  Selection is made up of the Principal and Assistant Principal.

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DELBERT R. TODD MEMORIAL BUSINESS AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
This memorial plaque of Delbert R. Todd, “Class of ’72” is presented by his parents. He  earned a degree in business administration and a MBA at the University of Southern Louisiana at Lafayette, to provide a better life for himself and his family. This plaque will be engraved each year with the name of a graduating senior who plans on furthering his or her education in the area of business. This student must have at least a “B” average. A committee, made up of both Business Teachers, Tom Ratliff (class of ’72), Randy Todd family, and a representative from People’s National Bank, will select the recipient of this memorial.

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ADELA WESEBAUM AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Presented annually to the young lady who has shown the greatest compassion for her fellow students and teachers. Selected by the Kewanee High School office and custodial staff.

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THE BRADLEY WESSELS MEMORIAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Bradley Wessels was a graduate of Kewanee High School in 1978. This award is presented in his memory by his family and friends to the student, who, in the opinion of the Dean and three teachers, is determined to be the student in Career Education who has done the most to help others.

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THE KATIE WOODS CREATIVE SPIRIT AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The family and friends of Katie Woods established this award in 2001 to honor her memory. Katie was a member of the 2000 State Qualifying Speech and Debate Team, Art League, and was a three-sport athlete. She was a graduate of the Class of 2000, whose independent and creative personality touched all who knew her. Katie was a free spirit who loved poetry, art, music and people from all walks of life. This award will be presented to a graduating senior who is interested in pursuing a career in creative arts and who possesses a spirit of caring and support for other people. A medallion will be given to each award recipient, and a plaque listing yearly award winners will be displayed in the school. A committee composed of the Principal, art teacher, speech and debate coach, and a member of the Woods family, will choose the award winner.

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ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

AMERICAN LEGION POST #31 SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The American Legion Post #31 has established a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior. The amount will be determined by the American Legion Post #31. The award will be presented to a qualifying senior who must attend Black Hawk East College, have a “C” average (2.0/4.0 GPA), and demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship, honesty and integrity. The recipient will receive a letter at Commencement with a check written to the recipient upon proof of enrollment at Black Hawk College – East Campus. The selection committee will be made up of the Principal, counselors, and two or three teachers.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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BOMAG AMERICAS, INC. ENGINEERS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded:  varies
The Engineers for Tomorrow Scholarship Program was established by Bradley University and designed to benefit Iowa-Illinois employers in the recruitment and retention of engineering graduates.  BOMAG Americas, Inc. became a partner in the program in 2006.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2007.
The scholarship encourages and assists a graduating senior who is interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering at Bradley University.
To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must be a graduating senior who has already been accepted for admission to Bradley University and is interested in returning to work in this area upon graduation.  Summer internship opportunities with BOMAG Americas, Inc. are also available to the scholarship recipient while attending college.
Application materials are available in the Guidance Office at Kewanee High School.  Eligible candidates and their families will be invited to meet with the BOMAG Management Team before final selections are made.
The selection committee is composed of individuals from Human Resources, Engineering, Operations, and the President of BOMAG Americas, Inc.

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CLASS OF 1934 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($10)
The Class of 1934, during the 1989-90 school year, their 55th year, established this award by making an investment. The interest earned on this grant will be presented to a deserving student who plans to attend Black Hawk College – East Campus. A committee chaired by the Principal will select the winner. The winner’s name will be engraved on a plaque to be purchased and held by the school.   No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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FFA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($800)
The FFA Alumni Scholarship is given to the Agriculture Education student who has been enrolled in FFA during his/her high school years. The scholarship will be based on the student’s initiative both scholastically and by participation in Ag and FFA activities. The scholarship will be used for continuing education in the student’s field and received upon enrollment in the school of their choice within 15 months after graduation from Kewanee High School.  The selection committee shall consist of the Agriculture Teacher, and any FFA Alumni Members.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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KIWANIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($1,500 awarded)
The Kewanee Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship was established in the mid 1970’s by Kiwanis members Robert Swinderman, John Fulper and Harry Ringstrom. Each Kiwanis meeting “Happy Member Dollars” are collected to support the award. Only earnings on the fund balance are used. Any graduating senior who has been active in Kewanee High School Kiwanis Key Club for at least two years is eligible. The $1,500.00 award must be used towards furthering the applicant’s education at an accredited school of learning. Proof of admission is required. Applications are submitted to the Kiwanis Foundation President and the award winner is selected by a committee of Foundation and Kiwanis members. Winning announcement is made during the Kewanee High School senior commencement assembly.  Application information is mailed annually to qualified Key Club members.

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KEWANEE PARK DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($900)
Emerit E. Baker, founder and benefactor of Kewanee Park District, son of Samuel B. and Mary Ann (Ward) Baker, was born on a farm near Aurora, Illinois, April 10, 1855. He attended country grade schools and then Aurora High School. On September 1, 1876, he was employed in the Kewanee office of the Haxtun Steam Heaters Company, and was elected a director in 1883. In 1891, the company became Western Tube Company in which Baker became Vice President, Director and Treasurer. On May 4, 1892, Western became Kewanee Boiler Company with E.E. Baker as President. Chief among his methods of relaxation was trap shooting, serving as President of Baker Park Gun Club. He was married on June 20, 1900, to Jennie Hallin and he died on January 1, 1929, at Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was described as practical, straightforward, simple and unaffected. On March 5, 1925, E.E. offered to pay one-half of the maintenance cost of the park district. He created a $400,000 non-profit corporation, known as Emerit E. Baker, Inc. The scope and objects of corporation are to establish, build, improve, and maintain parks, public grounds, public buildings, public baths and playgrounds, and to help and aid crippled children, to render financial aid to worthy young people seeking an education, to receive and accept gifts, bequests, and devices. The award will be given to a graduating senior student with a grade point average of ‘C” or above. It must be used for books or tuition at Black Hawk East College. The board of Commissioners is requesting interested qualifying students to write an essay on “How the Kewanee Park District affects the quality of life in Kewanee, and how I personally used the park system over the years”. The essays should be under 300 words, and are due in the Kewanee Park District’s Office by 4 pm on May 1 every year.   Application information and directions are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office.

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MASONIC LODGE #159 AND EASTERN STAR HARMONY CHAPTER #43 SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($250)
Award to be given annually to a student who has excelled in Government and Social Studies during their four years in high school. Student must be in the top twenty percent of the graduating class and of the highest moral character. The award of will be paid directly to the college after the student has presented evidence of acceptance. The Selection Committee will be chaired by the Principal with the Dean of Students, Counselor, and a Social Studies teacher at the high school.   No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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ST. FRANCIS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($25)
Presented to the student entering the nursing profession who has maintained the highest academic rank in the class throughout their four years in high school.  No application, either written or oral, is required or accepted.

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SUPERINTENDENT’S SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($500)
The Superintendent’s Service Scholarship was established in 2007 to replace the Presidential Freedom Scholarship that was no longer being funded by the Federal Government.  It was created to recognize outstanding leadership in community service by high school seniors.  Two students may be selected each year to receive the scholarship.  It is funded by the Kewanee schools Foundation through donations received by Alumni and friends.  Criteria for selection of the Superintendent’s Scholars are:

  • Students must have qualified for the Silver Cord Award earning 300+ hours of service learning hours during their high school career.
  • Plans to attend an accredited college, university, or junior college.

Application forms for the Superintendent’s Service Scholarship are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office.  The selection committee will be appointed annually by the Principal of Kewanee High school.  Applications are not required.

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ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS

THE AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
In 1956 the Kewanee High School Agriculture Advisory Council first presented an award to the school on the following basis: “The Agriculture Award shall be presented to the senior student who has completed four years in Agriculture Education, and in the opinion of a committee composed of four teachers to be appointed by the Principal, and three members of the Council to be appointed by the President, has distinguished themselves in the department, school, and community.” This award shall be based on citizenship, and leadership and supervised farming program as taken from their permanent record. The teacher of agriculture shall serve as an ex-officio member of this committee.

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
This plaque is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement by an instrumentalist in the field of jazz, as demonstrated through superior musicianship character, and individual creativity.  The selection of the winner of this award is made by members of the faculty of the Music Department.

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THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Chamber Gift Certificate)
The Kewanee Chamber of Commerce award was established in 1942, to be presented on the following basis: The award will be given to the senior student who has completed at least five semesters in the Business Department of Kewanee High School, and who, in the opinion of the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Committee, has done the most outstanding work in that department. High academic standing and personal character will be considered.

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D.A.R. GOOD CITIZEN AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Medal given by the Daughters of the American Revolution to the senior who, in the opinion of their classmates and the faculty, excels in the following qualities, which determine good citizenship: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

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DEKALB AGRICULTURAL ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
DeKalb Ag Research Inc., an international genetics research company formed by farmers in 1912, started this award in 1947. While the company has changed to Monsanto, the tradition of agricultural excellence continues through support of agricultural education and the FFA. This award recognizes an outstanding senior in agriculture. The award encourages and recognizes excellence in three areas: scholarship, leadership, and supervised agricultural experience. This student should be a role model for younger students, should be active in the FFA and community, and should be pursuing a career in the Agriculture industry.  Selection for this award is made by the faculty of the Agriculture Department.

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ELKS LODGE BPOE 724:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Trophy awarded)
Presented to the outstanding male and female Students of the Year, graduating from Henry and Stark Counties Special Education, presented by the Elks Lodge BPOE 724.

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($25)
The Family and Consumer Science Advisory Council Award is to be presented to a graduate who has had a minimum of two years of Family and Consumer Science classes, member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and at least one other extracurricular activity, along with academic achievement with a “B” average. The Advisory Council will choose the student.

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WOODY HERMAN JAZZ AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2005 (Plaque awarded)
This plaque is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement by an instrumentalist in the field of jazz, as demonstrated through superior musicianship character, and individual creativity.  Selection for this award is made by the faculty of the Agriculture Department.

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KHS CLASS OF 1939 INSPIRATION AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2005 ($50 Savings Bond along with plaque)
The KHS Class of 1939 Inspiration Award is presented to some member of the senior class selected by the Principal and immediate staff, and should be a student who did not receive any other awards. The recipient would, in the eyes of the Principal, be someone who is a true inspiration in a quiet and unnoticed way that has during his/her career been a positive influence on his/her peers and staff. A savings bond and a plaque recognizing the recipient will be presented. The plaque remains the property of the school.

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RUMBOLD & KUHN INC. AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Student must be enrolled in agriculture for four years and an FFA member with outstanding leadership, scholarship, and dedication in the field of agriculture.  The selection is made by members of the faculty of the Agriculture Department in cooperation with the Knoblock Grain Co. Inc.

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THE LIONS CLUB PLAQUE:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
With the idea of encouraging superior academic work, the Kewanee Lions Club, in 1941, presented the school with a plaque on which is engraved the name of the male and the name of the female student with the highest academic standing in the graduating class.  Selection is made by the Office Secretary and Registrar.

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LIONS CLUB SPECIAL EDUCATION AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
Since there is a great need for teachers in the areas of special education, the Kewanee Lions Club, in order to encourage worthy students to become teachers in special education, will present an award to a member of the graduating class who enters college for the purpose of becoming such a teacher. An award certificate will be presented annually at Commencement and the money will be given to the student when entering college. The award shall be in addition to any other awards the student may earn. The winner of this award and an alternate are to be selected by a committee of three of which a staff member appointed by the Principal shall be chairman. The other two members of the committee shall include the Dean of Girls and the Dean of Boys, or two teachers appointed by the Principal. To be eligible for the award, the student must rank in the upper half of the graduation class, be accepted for admission at a college or university offering a curriculum in special education by May 15 of the senior year, and must signify to the satisfaction of the committee the intention of enrolling into a special education curriculum. When, in the judgment of the committee, no student qualifies for the award, no award shall be made.

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RICHARD MAUTINO MEMORIAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE LEARNING AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
The award was established in 1992 by friends of the late State Representative Richard Mautino. Representative Mautino was a loyal supporter of Kewanee High School and all its activities. He gave of himself to serve others in his legislative district. The award is to be presented annually to the student in the Kewanee High School graduating class who has demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice and give for the school and community. The selection will be made by a committee of the Principal of the Kewanee High School and full-time members of the Social Studies Department.

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THE NATIONAL ARION FOUNDATION AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
The National Arion Foundation Award for outstanding achievement in instrumental music is sponsored by the Kewanee Music Boosters. It is presented to the graduating student in orchestra or band who has contributed the most to his musical organization during his school career. The student must be an outstanding citizen and a worthy music student. The award consists of a medal cast of bronze with ribbon and a pin, also a small lapel pin with safety clasp to match, both in a presentation case. The winner of the award becomes a registered member of the National Arion Foundation, 233 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois. The vocal music department sponsors the National Arion Foundation Award for outstanding achievement in vocal music. It is presented to the graduating student in Choir and Glee Club who has contributed the most to the musical group during the school career.  Selection is made by faculty member of the Music Department in cooperation with the Kewanee Music Boosters.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL CHORAL AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
This plaque is given in recognition of singular merit, ability, achievement, as well as outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program, along with an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation and high qualities of conduct, by the general consent of the music faculty, school officials, and others.

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ODD FELLOWS PLAQUE:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
Established in 1958, to be presented to the students who have attained perfect attendance during their four years in high school.

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 ROTARY SCHOLARS AWARD:        
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
The Rotary Scholar designation is available to all students in the top five percent of their class. These awards will be made at a banquet sponsored by the Kewanee Rotary Club. Students and parents will be invited and all costs will be paid by the Kewanee Rotary Club. The Registrar and High School Principal will work with the Rotary Scholars Committee in determining these individuals.  Selection of the winner of this award shall be made by the Principal, Office Secretary, Registrar, and one teacher.

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S.A.R. GOOD CITIZEN AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Certificate awarded)
A medal given by the Sons of the American Revolution to encourage high ideals of character and citizenship. Awarded to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best meets standards of quality in the characteristics of dependability, cooperation, leadership, and patriotism.

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STAR COURIER JOURNALISM AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 ($100)
The Star Courier Journalism Award, was established in 1993. This award is to be given to a graduating student who has shown leadership and made a significant contribution in the field of journalism while a student at Kewanee High School. The selection committee will be composed of two representatives of the Star Courier, selected by the editor, along with the Kewanite advisor, the K-Chronicle advisor, and one other faculty member, selected by the Kewanee High School Principal. Special consideration for the award selection will be given to the student who intends to pursue a career in the field of journalism.

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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BAND AWARD:
Approximate amount awarded in 2007 (Plaque awarded)
This award is presented in recognition for outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music, for singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, for displaying generally those high qualities of conduct which school instrumental music strives to impart, and by nomination of fellow band members along with confirmation of band director and school officials.

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