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Schaumburg High School Athlete Caroline Kurdej Surprised At School With $20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Award

When a Schaumburg High School athlete thought she was called to the office to sign NCAA paperwork for her upcoming semester at DePaul University, she was greeted with a much bigger surprise. Caroline Kurdej, a SHS senior and cross country and track athlete, was one of 20 total students in the country to receive the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Award.  Representatives from Foot Locker surprised her on April 27 and awarded her $20,000 for her athletic and academic achievements. Team members, classmates, SHS staff, and family cheered her on as she accepted her scholarship. “The application started with an online form and after I submitted ...

Excel Beyond 211 Scholarship Program Seeks Help for College Ready Students

District 211 has a large population of academically talented students from first-generation, or low-income families. These students are college ready and looking for ways to increase their college successes and completions. However, many of these students are the first in their families to go to college, and finances are often the only issue standing in their way. To help these students, the scholarship program Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars helps selected District 211 graduates in their efforts to become successful college students. Excel Beyond 211 is an all-volunteer program, with a Board of Directors consisting of community members, and ...

District 211 Students: Watch for Upcoming District 211 Scholarship Opportunities

While students are preparing for life after high school, several are planning to further their education by attending college or a trade school. However, one of the most stressful parts of planning for collegiate life is figuring out how to pay for college tuition. The District 211 Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to its students during their senior year. Only District 211 seniors can apply for the scholarships, and the awards range in award amount, as well as eligibility requirements. An independent party, or donor, creates each scholarship. Some are in memoriam of District 211 students, teachers, or alumni who have passed away and ...

Six District 211 Students Named 2013 Golden Apple Scholars

Many high school students have a drive and passion to become educators and work toward the prestigious goal of becoming a Golden Apple Scholar. District 211 has six students who are on their way to becoming future educators. Students Marco Arreola, Elise Guerro, and Tiffany Guerro from Palatine High School, Karyn Baldwin from Schaumburg High School, and Fatima Cisneros and Timothy Coukart from Hoffman Estates High School were selected as part of 135 Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2013. Each student was recognized for his/her accomplishments by the Board of Education at its May 2 meeting. Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is ...

Palatine High School’s Pirate Booster Club to hold 29th Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 29th annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on Feb. 22 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr. in Palatine, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. It is hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit student scholarships, grants, and activities. “This event brings the community together,” said Susan Mulert, PHS Pirate Booster member and co-chair for the dinner auction. “This isn’t just for sports or a particular group, we ...

D211 Students Report Earned Scholarship Opportunities

As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities. “The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.” Students at District 211 schools were asked to report academic scholarships they earned. These self-repo...