Outstanding Community Service
These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a strong commitment and impact to our Community through their dedication to local service.
This year’s winners are:
Sean has given close to 400 service hours over 4 years through many different school clubs and as a youth coach. He initiated and implemented a Dance Marathon to raise money for Lurie Children’s Hospital and raised almost $15,000.00 for the first year and exceeded that the 2nd year. Sean plans on attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the fall.
Liana Fu had over 300 service hours volunteering for summer school at our middle schools and also as a Star Tutor at BHS, along with other community service projects. Liana will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall.
Kyle had 300 hours of community service as a youth coach and through his service as a Boy Scout. His Eagle Scout project led him to Sunny Hill Elementary where he did fundraising and led a team of volunteers to build a recess cabinet filled with sports equipment for the students at Sunny Hill. He will be attending the University of Dayton in the fall.
Ryne Krueger Ryne had over 300 service hours, as a youth hockey coach and volunteering with Smart Farm to provide fresh produce to area food banks. For his Eagle Scout project, he made 400 Homework Help Kits for Sunny Hill Elementary. He will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.
Jack had over 300 hours volunteering for organizations that support mental health & substance abuse prevention He is involved in the performing arts and volunteered many hours for Prairie Middle School’s musical while completing his Eagle Scout project creating a PSA video about teen mental health and suicide prevention. Jack is planning on attending The University of Southern California in the fall.
Julia had over 850 hours of service, volunteering as a camp counselor at Camp Soar, a camp for children with special needs. She is also active with the Hope’s In organization where she volunteers for those living in poverty in Guatemala. She is planning on attending The University of Wisconsin, Madison in the fall.
BJWC Janice Clarke Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Janice Clarke, an outstanding community leader, volunteer and past President of BJWC. It is awarded to one student who demonstrates strong leadership skills, exemplary character, and community service.
This year’s recipient is Mia Nguyen
Mia has shown her leadership and community service throughout high school via her involvement in various programs like Hope’s In, Go Beyond Barrington, Big Red, Broncos Committed and Barrington Area Community Foundation. She has over 300 hours of community service.
She is a leader and entrepreneur. From her experience with Incubator EDU, this led her to launch a blog-based website called Summer of Sisters, serving as a mentor to younger aspiring entrepreneurs and hoping to empower teenage girls. She will be attending Northeastern University in the fall.