ETHS announces 2018 Senior Awards Night winners
May 18, 2018 4:40pm CT
Michael Barrera (ETHS’ 18) Sofia Garcia (ETHS ‘18)
Evanston Township High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on May 16, acknowledging students in the Class of 2018 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Michael Barrera and Sofia Garcia, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, are the 2018 recipients of the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize and the North End Mothers’ Club Award.
Each year, senior students are encouraged to apply for ETHS Scholarships for which they may qualify. Two of the scholarships – North End Mothers’ Club Award and the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize – are by nomination only.
North End Mothers’ Club Award
This award is presented annually to the senior who identifies as female or gender nonconforming, and who ranks first among their classmates in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, steadfastness of character, capacity for leadership, and distinguished service to school and community. Student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA.
ETHS senior Sofia Garcia has been a passionate participant and leader in Latinx Quest, Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR), the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN), and the EMERGE Leadership Board. As an advocate for equity and social justice issues, Garcia has talked to school administrators as well as government officials about students’ struggles and educational needs in the community and state.
Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize
This scholarship is awarded annually to the senior who identifies as male or gender nonconforming, and who ranks first among the members of their class in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, capacity for leadership, sense of responsibility, and distinguished service to school and community.
ETHS senior Michael Barrera is a highly motivated learner, student leader, and athlete who shares his time and talent with DECA, ChoreBug, Emerge, and the DEAR Evanston organization, among others. Barrera is committed to excellence both inside and outside the classroom and is known as a talented, disciplined wrestler, and a motivated entrepreneur.