2019

Jacelyne Myrthil, Western Michigan University

Isaac Hunter, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Shawn Johnson, Morehouse College

Joshua Sekyere, University of Illinois

Maliaika Bergner, Rice University

2018

Danielle Nicholson, University of Illinois

Amalia Loiseau, University of Illinois

Miyoki Walker, Barnard

Brianna Nielsen, University of Illinois

2017

Reyanna James, Yale University

Alex Moore, Northwestern University

Jordan Wallace, University of Illinois

Chyna Wright, Washington University

Shaquille Fearon-Elliott, College of New Jersey

Joshua Troup, Howard University

2016

Aerin Mitchell, University of Kentucky

Amarii Johnson, Ohio Wesleyan

Camille Allen, Barnard College

Matthew Cannida-Shelby, University of Iowa

Oriyomi Adeliyi, Middlebury

Abdul-Baqi Okoya, NJIT

2015

Alexia Harvey, Depaul

Kaela Hadaway, Cornell College

Olasumbo Babalola, University of Missouri

Derek Hunter, Indiana University

Reginal Murphy II, University of Pennsylvania

Gabrielle Ballard, MIT

Jordon Horton, DePaw

2014

Parker English is an extremely intelligent, responsible, and vibrant young woman. She has done a remarkable job challenging herself academically by pursuing a rigorous course load all four years consisting primarily of honors and AP’s. She has and continues to participate and excel to the state championship level through the ETHS Track Program. Parker has been an active member in Brillianteen, French Exchange, Photography Club, Yearbook Club, and Student Ambassadors to name only a few. All of Parker’s teachers have commented on her independence and initiative and her overall ability to excel. Parker is a serious student who cares about her work and doing well. With a heart and deep commitment to track, Parker will attend Notre Dame in the fall to begin pursuit of a career in Education.

Tyler Igunbor is a young man who believes in committing to excellence in everything he does. His grades in high school demonstrate his ongoing dedication to his academics. He has shown leadership in football, basketball and track and field throughout high school. He has also volunteered in both the Race Against Hate and Leukemia fundraisers. Tyler is looking forward to applying his commitment to excellence at the college level. He enthusiastically plans to continue his education at the U of Illinois.

Emily Slover has the spirit of a gentle warrior and we expect great things from her academically, personally, and within her community. She is hard working and determined, always pushing herself beyond what is expected. Each year in high school, she took a full load of courses that consisted of honors and AP’s and never asked for a free period. Throughout her time here she has been active with many extra-curriculars such as ambassadors, yearbook, and photography club to name a few. Being a captain on the girls’ badminton team has helped her to hone her skills as a leader and her strong sense of community does not go unnoticed on and off the court. Emily always found time to volunteer with organizations to stamp out hunger. We are proud of her accomplishments which are too many to list. Emily will be attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison to major in photography.

Amir Ballard – Incredible student and leader at North Star Academy in Newark.  Off to Brown University to study International Relations. 

 

2013

Anna Long is a focused, hardworking, confident young woman. Referring to her as polite and respectable is an understatement and simply does not do her justice. As an honors student at ETHS, Anna has learned to balance her academics, activities, and volunteer work while at the same time raising her grade point average each year. Anna has participated in basketball, volleyball, color guard, and chamber singers. For two years, Anna has also been a part of the ETHS Ambassadors program where she volunteers her time to help freshman throughout the school year as they make their transition to high school. This year, she even helped form a new singing group called Shades of Harmony. In addition to all of her school wide activities, Anna stays very active with her church where she spends countless hours volunteering for activities such as Soup Kitchen, Teen Youth Group, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. Helping and giving back to others is something that comes naturally for Anna. Next year, Anna plans to attend Charleston Southern University in South Carolina where she will study Sociology.

Karl Foster is respectful to others and a dedicated team player in both the classroom and on the three sports teams that he is a member of. Karl has taken a variety of challenging courses during his high school career and has dedicated much time and effort to his studies. As a result, Karl’s GPA improved each year. A three-sport athlete, his sports include: football, wrestling and track & field. Karl plans to continue playing football for his college in the fall. This scholar athlete finds time to volunteer as well. Every summer since his freshman year, Karl has gone on a Servant Leadership trip with his church youth group. Trips have been to areas around Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Karl would assist in the building of churches and serve food at feeding centers. Karl will continue his education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

 

2012

Charity Williams--Whether it is in the classroom or as a member of the Pomkits, Charity has demonstrated she is willing to do more than is required of her. She is dedicated to her academic success and passionate about her extracurricular activities. She has excellent critical thinking skills and she is not afraid to take on new and difficult tasks. Charity is a remarkably dependable and reliable individual. These and many other characteristics will allow Charity a great deal of success in her future endeavors. Charity's determination to succeed makes her a role model to all students. Charity plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis.

Alexis Gill played Girls Basketball for ETHS all four years; she was the captain of the sophomore team and her senior year, the captain of the varsity squad. The leadership experiences has helped her to acquire the skills necessary to be a great leader, knowing how to deal with difficult situations, building relationships and motivating a number of girls. She cherished the opportunity to be a role model of young athletes in clinics and camps. She led her squad on volunteer excursions working at the Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate, serving food at the Hemingway Church homeless shelter and working at the Evanston Grand Prix. Alexis is a student athlete, excelling in the classroom as well as on the court. Alexis will pursue her education at either Northeastern Illinois University or Roosevelt University.

Anthony Roberson has a résumé that could instill envy: “A” average, varsity soccer player, flutist in the marching and concert bands, volunteer assistant youth instructor at Montclair YMCA, and manager of the Montclair High Girls Basketball Team. Anthony was also named the Kappa Leaguer of the Year and Student of the Year, earning a college scholarship from the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s Northeastern Province Council. He beat out 300 other students representing chapters from states along the east coast from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. Anthony wowed the judges with his academic, social, and community service résumé as well as his public speaking during a talent requirement.

 

2011

Selina Hilliard is a driven young woman who managed to raise her GPA each year. She competed on the basketball team, the indoor and outdoor track teams, and the bowling team. Giving back to her community was routine for Selina. She volunteered her time to help out young bowlers in the Evanston Special Needs Recreation Bowling League. Selina also helped run tryouts for the FAAM youth basketball league, worked behind the scenes at the Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate, volunteered regularly as a blood donor, and served as a founder of Give-A-Child-A-Smile. Selina is pursuing her education at Tennessee State University and will major in business.

Savannah Turner worked to achieve academically and serve others. Though the academic transition to high school was difficult for Savannah, she was able to persevere and find academic distinction, including National Honor Society. She was a member of the volleyball and badminton teams and a leader in community service. She joined the Community Service Club her freshman year and served a Co-Chair of the Fund Raising and Philanthropy committee, eventually serving as President. Savannah is pursuing her education at Wesleyan University, pursuing a major in environmental studies.

Alim Barnes-Gaskin enjoyed a very successful career at Montclair High School where he excelled in leadership. He was President of Montclair’s National Organization for Women, leading human rights discussions, participated in the Roche Mentoring Program that conducted extensive research on how to provide realistic, healthier food choices to high schoolers; and tutored many middle school students in math and English. He also participated in Track and Fencing. He’s pursuing his 4 yr degree at Oxford College of Emory University.

 

2010

Amanda Caines challenged herself academically throughout all four years at ETHS. She participated in 3 varsity sports, excelling in track and field and making all-conference all four years. Additionally, Amanda won numerous leadership awards and honors. She volunteered her time as a couch, facilitator, and group leader. Amanda is pursuing her education at the University of Kansas where she will major in Business.

Jessica Moore strove for excellence on the field and within the classroom by challenging herself in honors and advanced placement courses. She was involved in school activities and participated in three sports-- girls volleyball, basketball, and softball. She volunteered within the community at local soup kitchens, served as an Ambassador to incoming freshman students and continued her work with summer softball clinics for younger players. Jessica is pursuing her education at Southern Illinois University.

Marquel Ingram excelled both in and out of the classroom. Maintaining a high GPA, he was inducted into the French National Honor Society. As a member of the MHS Marching band, MHS Jazz band, and West African Drum Club, Marquel showcased his incredible musical talents. Additionally, Marquel was dedicated to giving back, serving in the Key Club, Kids Helping Kids Club, and earning many awards for his community service. Marquel is pursuing his education at Kean University

 

2009

Nakimera Moore - Well rounded and multitalented, Nakimera Moore is an honor roll student, an All-Conference varsity tennis and badminton player, an editor for the Evanstonian, our school newspaper, and a capable pianist. Nakimera’s school spirit is contagious and her love for her community is palpable and genuine. Nakimera has been able to maintain and even improve her grades while continuing to compete on the ETHS varsity team in the fall, in regional tennis tournaments in the winter and summer, and on the ETHS varsity badminton team in the spring. A features editor for the Evanstonian since sophomore year, Nakimera has been part of an editorial staff that reviewed The National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association. Active in the community, Nakimera has volunteered her time at the soup kitchen at Hilda’s place, taught young children soccer, and couched youth tennis at the Chandler Newberger Community Center. She has also served on the Cotillion Board for the past two years. Nakimera will pursue her education at Richmond the American International University in London and will major in Media studies

Rachel Sanni - Rachel’s many distinctions include receiving Math, Fine Arts, History and World Languages Department awards. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Rachel gives her time generously to many causes, clubs, and communities such as QUEST NAACP Student Council, Varsity Club, Community Service Club, the Literacy Committee and the School Improvement Team. Peers and adults respect and appreciate Rachel’s view point. Her willingness to stand up for what she believes-and her humor and common sense-enhances the effectiveness of these causes, clubs, and committees. Rachel will peruse her education at Howard University.

Toure Bridges has enjoyed an amazing high school career with accolades and awards too numerous to mention. He’s demonstrated leadership as President of the NAACP and devoted over 100 hours to community service through the Hugh O’Brian organization. He’s been a member of the National Honor Society, Hospitality Club, Bridge Scholars Program, R.A.C.E. and Diversity Club, Key Club, Causes Club, National Beta Club and Student Government Association. He will attend Howard University in the fall.

 

2008

Ruth Etrenne has found academic success while maintaining a job, participating in extracurricular activities, and volunteering. For the past few years Ruth has held a job year-round. Her contributions to ETHS have been as a member of the ETHS Track and Field team, the Book Club, the NAACP, and the Vocal Jazz and Chamber Singers. Ruth is an active member of her church and has used her musical talents there. Ruth's given spirit explains her participation in community projects such as Relay for Life, soup kitchens, and canned food drives. Ruth has maintained this high level of involvement without comprising her pursuit of academic excellence. She values education and works tirelessly towards success. Ruth will continue her success at Loyola University of Chicago where she plans to major in Journalism.

Moriah Green is a very intelligent, hard-working, and talented young woman. She has a passion for challenging herself in new ways, through singing, performing on stage and being honest and self-reflective. Moriah has an incredible work ethic and has consistently maintained above a "B" average while also remaining diligent in her efforts to take on more rigorous courses. She has received numerous departmental awards in recognition of academic excellence. Moriah has also been a member of the Freshman, Sophomore, and National Honor Societies. Outside of the classroom, Moriah is very involved in the school community through various student activities, clubs, and committees. Moriah also finds time to volunteer in the community. One of Moriah's proudest accomplishments was landing a coveted spot in her first stage production, the ETHS adaptation of "West Side Story." For the past four years Moriah has performed with the Evanston Township High School Choir and taken voice lessons. Moriah will pursue her education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eric Rimpel is a talented scholar athlete who balanced academic achievement inside the classroom with activities outside it as well. A member of both the Basketball and Track and Field teams, Eric also participated in the United Nations- UNIS conference. He secured an internship that sent him to Germany to study the hotel business and volunteered his time with various community organizations. Eric is pursuing his education at the University of Miami with a focus on Engineering.

 

2007

Brittani Fowlin is a young lady who displays hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. Since freshman year, Brittani has taken the lessons of high school and turned them into opportunities. She consistently stretches herself to meet her academic, extracurricular and personal goals. As a leader, Brittani has challenged herself to an increasingly rigorous course load and diverse participation in the ETHS community. Her involvement includes: Girls' soccer, Cheerleading, Chamber singers serving as a Choir section leader, Board Member of the Writers' Showcase, Choreographer of the Esande Dance Company; and working with the Community Leadership Project. Brittani is a young lady who understands the importance of giving to the community. Brittani plans to attend the University of Maryland College Park to study Architecture.

Jennifer Lambert is a no-nonsense person who keeps her personal standards of achievement high. She has improved her grade point average each year while also increasing the rigor curriculum. Jennifer's focus and perseverance have contributed to her success. She has competed on the cross-country team, actively contributed to the school community as a Student Council Representative and Names Can Really Hurt Us co-facilitator, and devoted numerous hours to community service. As a junior, Jennifer earned a Community Service Award based on her extensive volunteer work through the YMCA's Community Leadership Program and at other school and community events. Given her love for the Spanish, Jennifer has spent the last two summers traveling to Spanish-speaking countries, living with host families, improving her language skills, and doing volunteer work. Jennifer will pursue her education at the University of Michigan and will major in International Business.

Ian Dick is a well-rounded student who excelled in Advanced Placement Biology, High Honors Trigonometry/Calculus. Ian played Lacrosse for his four years and also enjoyed being a member of the salsa club. He was a member of the Civics and Government Institute and a dedicated volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Kids Helping Kids, and Students for a Safer Tomorrow (Treasurer). Ian will be attending the University of Maryland in the fall.

 

2006

Danielle Perkins--Over her four years at ETHS, Danielle has chosen increasingly challenging classes that include honors and AP courses. She has been honored with several departmental awards and the Black Caucus Award for her endeavors. Danielle is an intelligent, gregarious, and hardworking student who has been an athletic trainer for three years, been an Ebony Ball committee member, and a representative for the Minority Student Achievement Network. She traveled to Boston with MSAN and brought back ideas and a plan to implement in the Evanston community. Danielle was also one of few students who were selected to participate in the Partnership for the Future business internship program. She was interviewed and chosen as an intern fore L.E.K. Consulting Group. For three consecutive summers, Danielle worked four days a week at the company and on Fridays participated in seminars or college visits with the other students. In her free time, Danielle also does community service as a Bible study teacher and she was a vice-president of the Youth Action Ministry. Danielle will pursue her education at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

Daphnay Sagaill is an intelligent, forthright young lady. She is diligent in her work ethic and dedicated and involved throughout the school community. Daphnay has worked very hard to better herself and her grades over the course of her high school career and has demonstrated exceptional success, particularly in the past two years. In addition to her academic achievements, Daphnay is very involved in school activities and demonstrates an incredible school spirit. She has been a part of the cheerleading squad throughout high school and was recognized in her junior year with an Honors Award from the Central Suburban League for cheerleading and academic excellence. In addition, Daphnay is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, NAACP and Senior Class Board and still finds time to serve as the Vice President of Q.U.E.S.T. Daphnay will pursue her education at Tennessee State University, where she will study Business Marketing.

Christian Pearson is an extremely talented young man values creativity and those who are open to change. His leadership activities are too numerous to list but vary from tutoring to Captain of the Fencing team. His creative skills have won him awards at the Montclair Iris Garden Art Competition, The Univ of Pennsylvania's Museum of Modern Art, and the MHS Sidewalk Chalk Competition. All of this while achieving a grade point average of 4.13, membership in the National and Spanish Honor Societies and completion of 22 High Honors and Advance Placement courses. Christian will continue his education at the University of Pennsylvania this fall.

 

2005

Djaniele Taylor strives for excellence in all that she does. She has improved her GPA each year while increasing the rigor of curriculum. Throughout high school, Djaniele has participated in interscholastic athletics, volunteered as many as 125 hours of community service a year, and participated actively in her church youth group. Her academic achievement and contributions to the school and local community have earned Djaniele the Unity Award, Sophomore of the Year Award, NAACP Image Award, and the Destiny Girls Leadership Award from the YWCA. A varsity badminton player, Djaniele was named Most Improved her sophomore year and Most Inspirational her junior year. As a senior, she serves on the Principal Advisory Committee. Djaniele will attend Wellesley College where she plans to study psychology.

Jenna Hanchard - Jenna's academic excellence, dedication to school activities, team sports, and passion to community service speaks for itself. For four years, she has dedicated countless hours to our high school newspaper. In her junior and senior year she has been an active participant in the Minority Student Achievement Network and worked in B-Day Staff Development groups with Ms. Selway, Mr. King, and other administrators, in providing ideas on enhancing teacher/student relationships and minority achievement in the classroom. In servicing students and the community at large, Jenna has been active in S.C.O.P.E, First Class, QUEST, and mentors freshman students in the enriched studies program every Wednesday. Jenna will pursue her education at Rutgers University where she will study English and African Studies

Fred Newman has done it all, and well. From Marching Band (trumpet) to wrestling and track and field, to participation in the Key and Diversity Clubs, his extracurricular schedule has been busy. Volunteer work at Tony's Soup Kitchen, numerous park clean ups, and fund raisers for Hillside Elementary School's talent shows are the types of volunteer work this talented leader participated in. Fred will be heading to Kean University in the fall.

 

2004

Sarah Wallace is an intelligent, determined scholar/athlete who set high expectations for herself, improved her academic achievement throughout her high school career and met her goals. A talented athlete, Sarah has been a valued member of both the ETHS volleyball and basketball teams. She serves as a tutor at Family Focus and volunteers at a local homeless shelter. She works as an intern in the Walgreen Pharmacy tech program as part of her Business Rotation class. Sarah will pursue her education at University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign pursuing her interests in business and liberal arts.

Dominique Harrison embodies the spirit of this scholarship. She is an active, engaged learner who balances her life with sports and extracurricular activities. Dominique is an active member of Quest, the Minority Student Achievement Network, D.E.C.A, Project EXCITE and First Class. She represents ETHS at conferences and has won D.E.C.A. competitions. Dominique is also on the Principal's Advisory Committee, Black History Month Committee and the World of Difference committee. Dominique has played golf and basketball and is on the Women in Sports Day Committee. In addition to her myriad of activities, Dominique manages a challenging schedule of honors and AP classes. During the summer, Dominique attended a National Student Leadership Conference in the District of Columbia, studying business and commerce. She will attend the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in the fall and plans to major in advertising.

Maurice Ingram is a scholar and leader. He has served as President of the local TIGS, a group that promotes wellness without drugs or alcohol; President of the Modern Interpretive Dance Ensemble; Coordinator of the senior mentor program that mentors freshmen; Peer Leader; and a participant in many activities at the ROTC program. He accomplished all of that while working, most currently, at Starbucks. Maurice will be attending Rutgers in the fall. He wants to become a psychologist.

 

2003

Mya Edwards has been involved in school activities, community service and team sports throughout high school, while maintaining a solid academic record. She has been a member of the basketball and track teams for all four years of high school. She is a two-year member of QUEST, First Class, and Varsity Club. Her community service activities have included Thanksgiving and Christmas basket and toy giveaways, work at soup kitchens, and work in her youth action ministry. Mya will be attending Florida A&M, majoring in Business Administration.

Dominique Nute is a determined, motivated student who has overcome many hardships and set high goals for herself. She has taken increasingly challenging honors and AP courses, and her grades have shown an upward trend throughout her high school career. Basketball is Dominique’s passion. She played Varsity for three years. She has also been involved in such activities as QUEST, Curriculum Forum Board, the Evanstonian, First Class and the PE Senior Leaders Program. Dominique has served the community as a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Howard Street Day Care Center, soup kitchens, and many tutoring and mentoring programs. Dominique will pursue her education at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana majoring in Sociology. Her ultimate goal is to attend LawSchool.

Eric Glover - There is no question that Eric possesses unique talent. From Theater to Dance to Acting to Writing, Eric has shared his creativity in so many phenomenal ways. The list of performances where he is featured is too long to print. Included in his seemingly endless schedule, Eric managed to be a great student, take on leadership roles in school activities and helped out his community. Since his sophomore year, he has dedicated over 100 hours of community service thru the Key Club at Montclair High School. Eric will be attending Swarthmore in the fall.

 

2002

Renee Pitter - Renee’s commitment to serving others, personal integrity and dedication to academic excellence define her life and work. Her personal interests are reflected by the activities she has participated in at ETHS, including Cheerleading, choir, school plays, QUEST, INVEST tutoring, the senior class board, Student Council, and Music in the Parks. She will pursue her education at the University of Michigan, majoring in political science.

Angela Watt has challenged herself with increasingly difficult classes while also playing varsity athletics and volunteering in the community. As a junior, she received a NAACP Image Award and was voted Most Inspirational Player on the varsity basketball team. This year, she was head captain of the basketball team. She will pursue her education at Southern Illinois University. She plans to major in Early Childhood Education.

Kenjamin Alonzo, Rutgers University

 

2001

Joy Mason - A young lady whose passion is theater, Joy has played roles in numerous productions at the Fleetwood Jordain Community Center. A musician, Joy plays the flute, saxophone, French horn, and cello. She is a member of both ETHS's Marching and Jazz bands. Sports are an additional commitment. Joy has been a member of the varsity softball team for four years. What is especially remarkable is that she has a prosthetic leg as a result of an amputation because of a congenital problem. She volunteers at the Chicago Rehabilitation Center counseling mothers with babies born with similar problems. Last year, she was honored as an Outstanding Amputee by the March of Dimes. Joy will pursue her education at Columbia College in Chicago majoring in theater and film.

Daina Mallard--a hallmark of this creative and intelligent young woman is her motivation. She is dedicated, hardworking, enthusiastic and driven. Daina has been a dancer throughout high school culminating in a solo tap performance in ESANDE 2001. Her contribution to all of our athletic teams is evident in her work as an athletic trainer. This led to her decision to pursue kinesiology and become a National Athletic Training Association certified athletic trainer. YAMO, softball, Youth Theater Workshop at Fleetwood Jordain Theater, and volunteer work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Animal Medical Center are all on her resume. Most recently, Daina was honored as a National Achievement Scholar with the local African American Achiement Award. She will attend college at the University of Illinois where she intends to study athletic training/sports medicine.

 

2000

Audrey Brewer-- Audrey's creativity, energy and concern for others have been seen through her community service and school activities. She has been involved in City Youth and Government, the Show Choir, Top Teens of America, the NAACP, ETHS Student Council and QUEST. When time allows, she enjoys singing and playing tennis. Audrey is currently attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and plans to major in Biology as preparation for medical school.

Danielle McKinley is a confident, unassuming, enthusiastic individual, who, according to the Chicago Tribune, led the Evanston Girls' Basketball team this season. She averaged 27 points per game throughout the season while earning first semester honor-roll status in the college preparatory classes of English, Human Behavior, 2nd Algebra, Physics and Child Psychology. She performed community service at a soup kitchen with the basketball team. Danielle is currently attending John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL where she plays basketball and studies social work.

 

1999

Satrinya Pompey. The first recipient of the Three Sisters Challenge Scholarship is Satrinya Pompey. Satrinya has demonstrated hard work and tenacity in her search for academic excellence, and has brought these same qualities to the athletic fields. Satrinya has participated on the girls' basketball and track programs and was the co-captain of the girls' track-and-field team her senior year. This four-year varsity girls' track team member also volunteered for the past three years at Chute Middle School. Through the health/science curriculum, Satrinya has worked "hands on" with many doctors at Evanston Northwestern Health Care. Satrinya has been awarded the ETHS Citizenship Award, made the all-conference track team three years running, and has been a state champion with the Evanston squad in 1997 and 1998. Satrinya is currently enrolled in Bennett College where she is studying pre-med.