Recipients of Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship announced

Top row, L-R: Layden Butler, Sophie Collings, Rachel Ervin
Middle row, L-R: Carson Gordon, Mayla Johanpeter Alyssa Mathias
Bottom row, L-R: Marissa Stapleton, Emily Watkins, Kacey Woelber

Eight Mattoon High School seniors were awarded the Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship during the recent senior awards night.

  • Layden Butler received a $1,500 scholarship in honor of Florence Parker to pursue a degree in nursing at St. Louis University.
  • Sophie Collings is the recipient of a $500 scholarship to pursue a degree in pastoral ministry from Greenville University.
  • Rachel Ervin was awarded a $1,000 H. Carl Etchason Teacher Education Scholarship to pursue a degree in secondary math education at Illinois State University.
  • Carson Gordon is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. Carson is pursuing a degree in molecular and cellular biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Mayla Johanpeter also received an H. Carl Etchason Teacher Education Scholarship. She was awarded $500 and will attend Eastern Illinois University to pursue a degree in elementary education.
  • Alyssa Mathias received a $1,000 scholarship. She will attend the University of Mississippi to pursue a degree in nursing.
  • Marissa Stapleton received a $500 in honor of the Helen K. Janssen Family. Marissa will attend Lake Land College in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing.
  • Emily Watkins is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Emily plans to attend Southern Illinois University to double-major in English and microbiology.
  • Kacey Woelber was awarded $500 to attend Lake Land College. Kacey will major in accounting.

The Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for Mattoon High School seniors and graduates pursuing higher education. Donations from individuals, alumni, classes and the community contribute to an endowed fund which continues to grow and provide scholarships into perpetuity.

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