16 local grads receive scholarships

Posted on: 11:45 am, June 12, 2012, by , updated on: 08:22am, June 13, 2012

Sixteen college-bound Moline High School grads will receive a total of $17,000 in scholarships from The Moline Foundation.

The scholarships are funded in honor of various classes, organizations, instructors and students who have contributed to the history of Moline High School.

The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough counties in Illinois. The Moline Foundation has a current endowment of approximately $17 million.

The Moline Foundation provided this list of the scholarship recipients for 2012:

Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship: Morgan McCarthy, Moline High School, $1,000.00.  The scholarship provides funds to a deserving female student graduating from Moline High School who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or pre-medicine. McCarthy plans to attend University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, to pursue a degree in Engineering. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years, retiring in 1994.

Lee Womack Memorial Scholarship: Allison Boyle, Moline High School, $1,000.00.  The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate who plans to obtain a degree in education. Boyle plans to study Special/Elementary Education at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The scholarship was established by Womack’s wife, Peggy and the Lee Womack Memorial Golf Outing Steering Committee. Annually since his death, a golf outing has been held in his memory to raise funds for a local charity. In 2004, the scholarship fund was established and is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

Moline High School Class of ’59: Drew Marlier and Kylie Romeo, both graduates of Moline High School, $1,000.00 each. Marlier plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  Romeo plans to major in Biology at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. The fund was established by the Class of ’59 as a way to commemorate their 50th class reunion. Funds are raised by class members and volunteers through various fundraisers.

Maggie Webb Scholarship: Ashley Vermeire, Moline High School, $1,500.00. Vermeire plans to major in Education at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. The fund was established as a memorial to Maggie Webb, a 2001 graduate of Moline High School who was killed in December 2007 in a mass shooting at an Omaha Mall.

Clem T. Hanson Scholarship: Maggie Johnson, Drew Marlier and Hayley Marlier, all graduates of Moline High School, $1,500.00 annually for the next four years. Johnson plans to major in Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.  D. Marlier plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. H. Marlier plans to major in Kinesiology at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. The fund was established through the generosity of Clem T. Hanson (1901-1985), a former Moline businessman and community leader.

Hazel VanArsdale Scholarship: Amanda Rumley, Moline High School, $1,000.00. Rumley plans to major in Music Education at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. Hazel VanArsdale was a former sixth grade teacher in Moline who found ways to incorporate music into her classroom.  The scholarship was established by some of her former students.

DARE Scholarship:  Kylie Romeo, Ellen Wells and Megan Wilson, $1,000.00.  .  The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate based on academic merit, good citizenship, attendance, and active involvement in school and community.  Romeo plans to major in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  Wells plans to major in Art-Graphic Design at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  Wilson plans to major in Psychology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  The DARE scholarship is based upon the principles of the former DARE anti-drugs program used in Moline-Coal Valley elementary schools.

Lee McAllister Scholarship:  Mariah Logan, $1,000.00, and Maggie Johnson, $500.00.   The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate planning to major in education.  Logan plans to major in Music Education at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Johnson plans to major in Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.   This scholarship was established in memory of Lee McAllister who taught in the Moline Schools from 1948 to 1981.

Stan Woods Scholarship:  Kylie Romeo, $1,000.00.  The scholarship provides funds to a Moline High School graduate based on community involvement and leadership and academic achievement.  Romeo is majoring in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  This scholarship was established in memory of Stan Woods who was a teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students in Moline School District No. 40.  Former students, co-workers, parents, and the community have contributed to the Woods Scholarship Fund.

Srikanth Yerra Scholarship:  Alexandra Lenger, $500.00.  This scholarship provides funds to a Moline School District graduate or community college student based on financial need and potential for future personal achievement.  Lenger is majoring in Engineering at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois.  The family established this scholarship in memory of Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School. 

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