Resource Bank awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors throughout DeKalb County. Each year, the Centennial Service Award is given to students that exhibit a strong sense of community pride and are highly involved in volunteer work and community service activities.
Resource Bank announced the recipients of $1,000 from the Class of 2013:
• Matthew Allen, DeKalb High School, dedicated his time to the Eagle Scouts and participated in many community projects including renovating the dog runs at TAILS Humane Society and providing money for mobile cat carriers there.
• Jacob Alstadt, Somonauk High School, dedicated his time to the Eagle Scouts and served his community through several projects including building a bridge in a local forest preserve.
• Dallas Boehne, Indian Creek High School, volunteered time at the N.I.C.E Center food pantry, participated in numerous fundraisers, and dedicated time to help the needs of children and elderly in her community.
• Jaylene Jennings, DeKalb High School, prepared meals for Hope Haven and Feed My Starving Children and dedicated many hours to beautification projects throughout her community.
• Beth Klein, Hinckley-Big Rock High School, worked many hours with Opportunity House, Feed My Starving Children, and spent significant time on church and cemetery beautification projects.
• Maxwell Kruse, Genoa-Kingston High School, prepared meals at Feed’em Soup and Feed My Starving Children and coordinated an Eagle Scout service project at Russell Woods.
• Jacob Marx, DeKalb High School, dedicated his time to the Eagle Scouts and participated in a project to build a children’s activity area inside Feed’em Soup called “Lexi’s Corner.”
• Lydia Moore, Sycamore High School, dedicated time to Big Brother Big Sisters, packed meals for Feed My Starving Children, and travelled to Montana on a youth mission trip to work with children on a Native American reservation.
• Ariel Russell, Indian Creek High School, volunteered with the N.I.C.E Center food pantry and worked with the Indian Creek CCC (Community Concern for Children).
• Laura Smith, Sandwich High School, volunteered with Kendall County Operation Snowball and Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program and has been involved with the children’s ministry of her church.