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Excel Beyond 211 Helps Three District 211 Alumni Earn $6,000 in Scholarships

Excel Beyond 211 (EB211), a program designed to mentor and support first-generation college students from low-income families, announced that three students are starting the school year off with fewer financial worries. District 211 Alumni Samantha Hernandez, 2015 graduate of Hoffman Estates High School, Danica Lopez, a 2014 graduate of Palatine High School, and Cristhian Ocano, a 2014 graduate of Palatine High School, were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship for future engineers from Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. of Deer Park, an international company that develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. ...

Local Music Festival Supports Excel Beyond 211 Program

A local music festival recently took place to support the Excel Beyond 211 program in District 211. The Excel Beyond 211 program partnered with Linda and Robert Bruce of Woodstock, Ill., to host the Soul Jam Music Festival on July 25. The event raised more than $12,000 for the program, which includes activities, 1-1 mentoring, and scholarships for low-income families and students who are the first in their families to attend college. The Music Academy Success was evident in the quality of performers. Roughly 200 guests attended the event, and enjoyed an afternoon of live music, food, and camaraderie at Soulful Prairies, a natural setting of ...