Elmwood student named SCOTY winner
Updated: May 27, 2012 8:03AM
Each year, Elmwood Park-areaa students are nominated by teachers for a special award given by West 40, the district’s Intermediate Service Center.
This award, called the “SCOTY,” is given to students who are good school citizens, as determined by criteria that are important to the student’s home school community. Grades and activities are only a small part of the selection criteria.
This year, one student, Marvelle Green, a sixth-grader at Elmwood Elementary School, received multiple nominations. Marvelle was recognized for his ongoing willingness to help students and teachers without seeking reward. He is hard working, responsible and a positive role model for others. Marvelle was recognized at a special ceremony at West Leyden High School.
Sons of Italy
The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation announces that graduating high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry are invited to compete for college scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded by the Foundation.
The scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who will graduate this year from any recognized public or private high school within the State of Illinois.
Applicants will be selected upon the basis of financial need; scholastic achievements; activities in high school showing character and leadership; applicant’s personal essay and faculty recommendations.
Applications can be obtained by contacting the Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation in writing, at 9447 W. 144th Place, Orland Park, IL 60462. Including a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Applications are available now and must be completed and returned to the Foundation office by July 1. Winners will be notified on or before Aug. 31.
May 19: ‘Carry a
St. Cyprian School invites community members to join in its fith annual Walk-a-Thon event Saturday, May 19. This three-mile walk through River Grove begins and ends at St. Cyprian School, at 2561 Clinton St., in River Grove. The Walk-a-Thon begins at 9 a.m. — rain or shine — with participant registration beginning at 8 a.m.
Honorary co-chairs, of the Class of 1966, will lead the Olympics-themed walk and “Carry a Torch for St. Cyprian School.” Prior to and following the walk, participants may enjoy complimentary refreshments including sub sandwiches and Italian sausage from The Original Nottoli & Son Italian Deli. Walkers can earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal by collecting the largest financial contributions toward the $20,000 goal.
For more information, visit www.stcyps.org. If you would like to sign up to walk, become an event sponsor or make a monetary donation, call the school at (708) 453-6300.
Founded in 1927, St. Cyprian is a prekindergarten through eighth grade Catholic elementary school lin River Grove.