Aniliza May - University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign , Mechanical Engineering
My name is Sophie Barnett and I received the Beverly Fiore and the Steve Green scholarships. I plan to continue my education at Illinois State University and major in elementary education with a minor in theater. During my time at Lisle the one thing that was the most influential to me was the music department. I was involved in Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Concert Choir and Varsity Singers. I was also in the musicals every year, being the lead my Senior year. I loved being in the musicals because they helped me to find who I am, what I excel at, and what I want to study at college.
I would like to send my sincere thanks to all of the Lisle High School Alumni and members of the Carlin Nalley Foundation who selected me for the two scholarships. It really means a lot to me and I will always remember the generous gesture. It will be a tremendous help as I begin my time at Illinois State.
2017 Lisle Beverly Fiore Award winner Erin Spangler and John Bartels (CNF President)
It is such an honor to have recieved this award, I am so appreciative. Here are the answers to the questions about my educational plans. I am attending North Central College in pursuit of a major degree in Theater and minor in Film and Media Studies. The most influential moment of my high school career when attending Lisle Senior Highschool was acting in my Sophomore years production of the Bad Seed. This was a serious drama, and tested my theatrical abilities more than any other show I have participated in. I would like to thank the alumni and express my appreciation for this award. It is an honour and blessing to receive recognition for something in which I am passionate about, and wish to dedicate my life to. Thank you.
- Erin Spangler, recipient of the 2017
Beverly Fiore Award
Dear Mr. John Bartels,
Thank you for awarding me the Beverly Fiore Award, assisting me as I pay for the education I need to reach my career goals. I greatly appreciate your recognition of the arts. The arts are often depreciated compared to sports and academics, so it means so much to be acknowledged for my passion toward theater and music. Even though I will be studying mechanical engineering next year, I will definitely continue my participation in music and theater. I’ve been told UIUC has many opportunities when it comes to the performing arts, so I’ll be sure to get involved! I am thrilled to be attending the University of Illinois for Mechanical Engineering and will update you as to how I use the scholarship money to reach my goals and make a difference. In response to your letter, I am very interested in staying in contact to possibly intern or work for your company. Currently, I am interested in renewable resources like biofuels and the development of sustainable technology. Once I am more experienced and qualified, I would love to be a part of a team that makes modern and environmentally conscious developments. Thanks again for the scholarship! Have a fantastic summer.