Scholarships from elev815 came by special delivery
Members of elev815 formed a caravan through Rockton, Roscoe and surrounding areas to deliver scholarship awards into the hands of fourteen Hononegah and Harlem High School graduating students on Tuesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 19.
Thirteen young men and women and their family members were waiting, as the six-vehicle parade pulled up in front of their homes. (And the parade caught up with at least one busy scholarship recipient at a local ball field.)
On Tuesday, May 17, Jessie Wieland, Delaney Harris, Madyson Dobnick, Marina Way, Colton Heinrich, Sydney Fago and Ashley Edwards accepted $500 scholarships from elev815.
On Thursday, May 19, Ellison (Elly) Wilson, Ryan Anderson, Keira Shannon, Isaac Whisenand, Ella Cotone, Brigham Molander and Madison Bunger also received $500 scholarships.
Each scholarship was sponsored by a local business.
elev815 presents several $500 awards each year to graduating students in Hononegah Community High School, South Beloit High School and Harlem High School.
Fundraising events such as selling pumpkins in October and Christmas tree poles in December, plus generous donations, make the elev815 scholarship program successful.
elev815 is dedicated to supporting area business and promoting educational opportunities.
Michael McGinnis contributed to the reporting of this story.
Ellison (Elly) Wilson, surrounded by elev815 members and friends, accepted a $500 scholarship sponsored by Stepping Stones Child's Center. (Pictured- front row, L-R ) Toni Brown, Elly Wilson, Shannon Cordot, and Ella Keener. (Top row, L-R) Jeremy Jones, Braxton Brown, Ace Foster, Michael McGinnis, and Chuck Gilbert.
Keira Shannon accepted a $500 scholarship from elev815. The scholarship was sponsored by The Gem Shop. A six-vehicle caravan of elev815 members delivered the certificate to Keira's home, Thursday, May 19. Toni Brown, president of elev815, presented the scholarship. Shannon's mother Judy stood by.
Click or tap on the photo below to view an image gallery of all the scholarship check deliveries.