Eighth grade students receive scholarships for high school
6/24/2019, 10:11 p.m.
The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence presented eight Brenton Wadsworth Scholarship Awards and one Dave Evans Scholarship Award to Joliet Public Schools District 86 students during eighth grade graduation ceremonies. Each student received a $185 scholarship to pay for student high school registration and activity fees for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Student winners included:
Dirksen Junior High: Lexi Cerrillo, Luis Pineda, Gompers Junior High: Sara Mascote, Christian Villagomez Hufford Junior High and Individual Education Program: Diego Fernandez, Lisa Hartney Washington Junior High & Academy Program: Esmeralda Hernandez, Zachary Riley, Da’Miya Jackson
Brenton Wadsworth attended Joliet Grade Schools as a child and graduated from Joliet Township High School. Mr. Wadsworth established this scholarship to help further the educational dreams of students in Joliet. Dave Evans served as a Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspector for over 30 years and was a graduate of Washington Junior High School.
In addition to awarding classroom teacher grants, the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation has awarded $43,430 in student scholarships since 2005. For more about the Foundation, visit www.joliet86.org/foundation or call (815) 740-3196 ext. 8204.