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Four Washington Park High School seniors have been named 2016 SC Johnson Young Leaderships Scholarship recipients.

Maddie Aiello-Kimberlain, Eryn Benner, Christina Galvan and Erika Meredith will each receive $5,000 based on their overall academic performance and are renewable for three years as long as students maintain superior academics as full-time students while they’re in college.

Kimberlain will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and plans to major in kinesiology. While she was a student at Park, she participated in cheerleading, tennis, theatre, choir, National Honors Society, and Model UN among a host of other activities and clubs. Additionally, she has volunteered as an assistant cheer coach at St. Lucy’s Middle School and received a certificate of recognition for HOSA Leadership (Health Occupations Student Association).

Benner plans to major in studio art/graphic design at Carthage College. As a Panther, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the school newspaper staff. She’s been an employee of O&H Bakery since her sophomore year and has volunteered at church with the Knights of Columbus, serving at St. Rose’s food kitchen, and re-building homes in the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans.

Galvan is attending St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, this fall with a major in biology with an emphasis on nuclear medicine. Her Park roots run deep: varsity poms for four years, president of HOSA, and worked part-time on the Wheaton Franciscan general surgical unit as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Meredith will attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this fall and major in business administration. She’s been a Positive Impact leader for two years, participated in Academic Decathlon, was Lead Editor for the school newspaper and earned a spot in the National Honor Society for three years.

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