The award will be given to one outstanding senior who is a direct descendant (child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc.) of one or more Lisle High School graduates. This award honors the Grutzmacher Family, who sent four kids through Lisle High School in the 1970’s, and has another generation going through today. Kurt Grutzmacher (Class of 1976) was the founder of the Carlin Nalley Foundation, and made the original $100,000 contribution that started our scholarships. All seniors who have a Lisle graduate in their lineage will be eligible to apply for the award. “Applications are judged by a faculty panel, and include the criteria of community service, achievement in the classroom, and accomplishments in extracurricular activities.”
Alison Buchelt University of Louisville - Secondary Education
Kara is the daughter of Lisle Alumni Steve and Lisa (Klein) Laue, from the Classes of 1984 and 1985, respectively.
2020 Grutzmacher Family Alumni Legacy Award Danielle Laue
Hello Mr, Bartels
I would first like to thank you and the rest of the Carlin Nalley Foundation for this amazing scholarship. I cannot thank you enough as this will help tremendously in my future endeavors.
This fall I will be attending the University Of Missouri in Columbia Missouri to major in Print Journalism with a possible minor in Spanish. After the completion of my education, I hope to be working at a big-time fashion magazine such as Vogue, or Seventeen magazine. I plan to use my Spanish skills in traveling to other countries to further my writing career. Although Lisle is home to so many tremendous teachers, my most influential teacher without a doubt would be Mr. Patrick Woyna. Mr. Woyna has had such a great impact on my writing career. Having him both freshmen and junior year, he was the one that truly made me believe I had a bright future in the writing field and I am more thankful for his critique than anything. Lisle High School has provided me with 4 amazing years of memories and experiences. However, I think my most amazing experience at Lisle would be being able to grow closer to the kids I have been with since kindergarten. Lisle is such a small town with a big heart, and everyone truly is like a family. I am beyond thankful for this amazing award and would like to kindly thank the amazing alumni who made it possible. Because of you all, I will be able to put a large amount towards my schooling in the fall. Thank you all for your generosity.
2019 Grutzmacher Scholarship, Grutzmacher Family Alumni Legacy Award: Emily Woltman