I am attending Illinois State University to study middle-level education to become a junior high history teacher. I’ll get my bachelor's, start teaching then get my master's.
What do you want to accomplish personally or professionally following your next educational milestone?
I want to personally work enough to make enough money to pay for college without having student debt by the end of my bachelor's degree. Then finish my bachelor's degree within 4 years because it’s getting more complicated these days.
Of what accomplishment at Lisle High School are you most proud?
My GPA, because of how hard I worked to get a high GPA I was able to win these scholarships that will make college life a lot easier.
What teacher or faculty member was most influential to you at Lisle High School and why?
Mrs. Kerrn because she didn’t initially want to be a teacher but she is absolutely the best teacher I’ve ever had. Her personality makes class so much more fun and engaging. I appreciate the work she does for our class. Her ability to make any subject interesting is impressive, she’s the teacher you can go to for anything, just the sweetest human being, and most educated teacher. She has helped me a lot and I feel like I can make her proud going to Illinois State like she did and becoming a teacher, maybe even back at Lisle.
The Lisle Alumni have generously supported this scholarship program of which you are a beneficiary. Is there anything you would like to share with them about the significance of your award to you?
You guys really don’t know how much this means to me. My family and I's number one stressor in life right now is paying for my college tuition and my brother's master's degree at the same time. I sacrifice my teen years to be at work making money, so this scholarship will be such a huge help in getting me through college. I can’t thank you enough.