Class of 1961 Scholarship

 

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The Class of 1961 wanted to find a way to give a little something back to Sycamore High School in celebration of the 50th anniversary of our class' graduation on June 8, 1961.  We elected to do that by assisting a deserving graduate from the current Senior Class at Sycamore with the next step in their education through the awarding of a $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

 

The guidelines we provided to the selection committee were:

 

1. Ranked in top 10% of graduating class

 

2. Well-rounded student (meaningful school or personal activities, work experience, etc.)

 

3. Planning to attend an accredited college in the fall, 2011

 

4. Scholarship would have significant value to the student (they would have no more than one other scholarship)

 

The scholarship was awarded to Devin Choudhury of the Sycamore High School Class of 2011.  It was presented to Devin by Chris Davis, Principal of Sycamore High School, during an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

 

Devin Choudhury will be attending Columbia University in the fall.  He is a member of SALT (Student Athletic Leadership Team) and has been a member of both the lacrosse and cross country teams.  A member of the National Honor Society, Devin has earned many academic honors including school medallions for performance in various courses, National Merit Finalist, and writing awards.

 

Devin has served as a volunteer both in school and in the Sycamore Community as a youth lacrosse coach, co-captain for Relay for Life, Fast Track Mentor, and aide at the Valley Interfaith Clothing and Food Distribution Center.  Devin is also an avid photographer.  He has won several awards for his artwork.  His teachers describe him as an all around great person; a young man who truly cares about Sycamore High School and his fellow classmates.

 

The Class of 1961 would like to offer our congratulations to Devin on receiving the Sycamore High School Class of 1961 Scholarship!  We hope this scholarship will assist him in achieving his education goals as a next step in achieving his career and personal goals in life.  We would also like to congratulate him on his graduation and may he have as many great memories of his years at Sycamore, and be as proud of the education he received, in 2061 as we are 50 years after our graduation in 1961.