2018 Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Central Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients The Central Education Foundation is pleased to be able to recognize these two deserving students, as well as provide them with their respective scholarship awards. We wish them the best of luck in their endeavors!

301 Central Education Foundation Scholarship Award

This year’s recipient is Rachel H.

During high school, Rachel was proud to be a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and to lead her class as President of Student Council all four years. She kept herself busy playing flute and piccolo and competing on the Academic Bowl and Math Team. She volunteers her time with countless charity organizations, such as Bernie’s Book Bank, CASA of Kane County, Ronald McDonald House, and Turning Point Women and Children’s Shelter, while donning her crown and banner as the reigning National American Miss Illinois. She enjoys reading to local elementary students as part of her self-created organization Rachel’s H.E.A.R.T (Helping Empower Adolescents through Reading and Tutoring). Through her work, she has collected and donated over five thousand books and hundreds more school supplies to underprivileged schools and children’s shelters.

Rachel is beginning her next adventure at Illinois State University, where she is working towards her Masters in Accountancy and Information Systems. This year, this Presidential Award recipient plans to leave her impact on campus by running for office in Student Accounting Society, working with local elementary schools in the Promise Council, and participating in the Honors and Emerging Leaders Programs.

The Charles J. Marshall Memorial Scholarship

This year’s recipient is Sarah Z.

Sarah has maintained high academic marks while taking advanced placement classes during her four years at Central High School. She has also participated in the Central High Marching Band during this same time. In addition, she has taken an active role in Peer Leaders, becoming an executive board member her senior year, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Art club. She has participated in the Math competition for three years, and the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Competition her senior year. Sarah has also volunteered at a Scareaway Disaster Hurricane Fundraiser, WACO christmas event, and through National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Sarah will attend Illinois Wesleyan University, majoring in Financial Services with a minor in Math.