Alyssa Skimehorn

Recipient – 2016 2017 Update This fall I will be entering my sophomore year at Missouri State University. Last year I joined the amazing sorority of Sigma Kappa and began working a part time job in retail in addition to my school work load. I was honored to be named to the Missouri State’s Dean’s list both semesters and offered an invitation to National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I am studying towards obtaining my minor …

Julie Holdener

Julie Holdener

Recipient – 2011 2017 Update As of 2017, I am in my last year of law school! I cannot believe how time flies. Law school has been good to me. I completed a two-day federal jury trial this past school year. I lost the case but it was an incredible learning experience, and I was able to hold the jury out for two hours. I was also one of seven students selected for an Excellence …

Marissa McKinney

Recipient – 2015 2017 Update I am currently going to NIU for Industrial and Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Management. I was offered an internship this summer with Philips as a manufacturing engineer intern at their site in Aurora, IL. We manufacture C.T. and X-ray tubes that go into C.T. scanners in hospitals around the globe. I was able to lead a project that governs the intense cleaning processes for over 500 parts …

Jordan Rasch

Recipient – 2013 2017 Update  I am currently a senior at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO majoring in Exercise Science with a Minor in Nutritional Studies. I was recently given a full ride scholarship to Logan University in Chesterfield, MO to receive my Doctorate of Chiropractic which will begin in the Summer of 2018. I also coach competitive cheerleading and took both of my teams to the invite only competition held in Orlando, Florida …

Amanda Surmeier

Recipient – 2015 2017 Update Currently I’m living in Boston all summer for an internship at a Public Relations Agency called Brodeur Partners.  I start my junior year at Murray State University this August with a major in Public Relations and minors in Chinese and Criminal Justice. I’m graduating in December of 2018 and hoping to be a communication liaison with the FBI or some government agency (so if you know of anybody – let …

Matt McKenzie

Recipient – 2011 2017 Update I’m graduating with my PharmD degree in 1 month! Crazy to think I started this journey 6 years ago—how time flies! I will be finishing my clinical rotations at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the end of April and graduating mid-May with Summa Cum Laude honors. After graduation I will be moving to Lexington to pursue 2 years residency training at the University of Kentucky Hospital! I couldn’t be more excited about …

Ryanne Sirtak

Ryanne Sirtak

Recipient – 2014   2017 Update This fall I will be entering my senior year at Illinois State University and plan to graduate in the spring of 2018 with a Business Administration degree. I then plan to go on to receive a masters degree in Health Care Management at St. Louis University or Webster University. While at ISU I enjoy the sisterhood of my amazing sorority sisters in Alpha Gamma Delta, I also work early …

Allyson Renth

Allyson Renth

Inaugural Recipient – 2010 2015 Update It has been five years since I won the scholarship and a lot has happened since then! First of all, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Louis University this past summer in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. I had a great four years at SLU! During my senior year of undergrad, I spent the majority of my time taking standardized tests and applying to medical …

Kristen Beimfohr

Kristen Beimfohr

Inaugural Recipient – 2010 2015 Update While it’s hard to believe, it has been five years since I graduated from MCHS and received this scholarship. It’s also been over a year since I graduated from SIUE with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I am incredibly happy to report that I finished my first year of teaching in May. During my last semester of college, I completed my student teaching at O’Fallon Township High School. While …

Lynae Mathews

Lynae Mathews

Recipient – 2012 2015 Update I am half way done and so excited for what the future holds!  I am still attending McKendree University and will graduate in 2016.  This past year I started some observations in the classroom.  These were great opportunities to see what really goes on in the classroom, and behind the scenes of the entire task a teacher will have to complete.  I am looking forward to the next semesters because I will be …

Jessica Bradley

Jessica Bradley

Recipient – 2014 2015 Update I am attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as a pre-med student. I hope to enlist in the Tennessee Air National Guard within a year to continue my schooling while also aspiring for acceptance into medical school. After graduating, I hope to join the United States Air Force and serve as a pediatrician! I am also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity where I, along with my …

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