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Million Dollar Students – NCHS Seniors Bring Home Big Scholarship Money

Nashville Community High School reported that its seniors were awarded approximately $996,000 in academic scholarships to the various colleges they are headed to in the fall.

By Alex Haglund

    If education is an investment, that investment is showing returns for a group of 26 seniors at Nashville Community High School. Those seniors have, collectively, been awarded almost $1-million in academic scholarships that will help them pay for, or pay for altogether, the colleges that they are headed to in the fall.

At the meeting of the NCHS Board on Monday, April 24, Superintendent Ernie Fowler told the board about the students and announced an “academic signing”, just like the signing of athletic letters of intent, for the next morning.

Fowler told the board that the scholarships for the students were totalled to, “an estimation of about $996,000…and that’s just the offers they have accepted.”

The students, along with the schools they are to attend, included:

  • Johnna Bergmann, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Langdon Briles, University of Southern Indiana
  • Taylor Cook, Murray State University
  • Briley Dahnke, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Morgan Fox, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Logan Geppert, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Jill Guetersloh, Murray State University
  • Sara Guetersloh, Eastern Illinois University
  • Caleb Hallock, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Hayden Heggemeier, University of Southern Indiana
  • Shaelin Heiman, University of Southern Indiana
  • Janie Holle, Kaskaskia College
  • Sarah Kozuszek, Middle Tennessee University
  • Alli Liske, McKendree University
  • Jamilyn Martin, Kaskaskia College
  • Trevor Meier, University of Southern Indiana
  • Ty Oelze, Southern Methodist University
  • Madison Oltmann, University of Southern Indiana
  • Lauryn Pedtke, St. Louis University
  • Kirstin Pillow, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Taylor Prange, Murray State University
  • Brandon Restoff, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Ethan Small, Illinois State University
  • Olivia Sturgill, East Carolina University
  • Mackenzie Wells, University of Illinois Champaign–Urbana
  • Tyler Williamson, University of Kentucky.

“We are proud of our seniors,” Fowler told the board, “And what they have accomplished here at NCHS.”


1 Comment

  1. Jose on July 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Great information. I work with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and there are free grants students can apply for here:

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