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Kristin James and Daniel Morales have shown exemplary achievement and service in their classrooms, churches, and communities, and they have been rewarded accordingly for their success.

Trinity named the two high school seniors as this year's winners of the Greater Chicago Christian Leadership Scholarship. The four-year renewable award, given annually to two minority students, fully covers tuition. Financial aid director Denise Coleman visited both recipients to make the announcement and present the award.

"It was gratifying for me to give Kristin and Daniel the good news personally," Coleman said. "Both of them were surprised that they won, and they were equally as thankful and appreciative to receive it. They certainly have the qualifications to deserve the scholarship, and I was impressed with how humble they were in accepting it."

James is a senior at Bremen High School in her hometown of Midlothian, Illinois. She is a member of the National Honor Society and editor of the yearbook. She plans to major in business at Trinity. 

Morales, a resident of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, is home-schooled through the Lighthouse Christian Academy. The aspiring computer science major has led Bible study and prayer service at his church.

The Greater Chicago Christian Leadership Scholarship acknowledges the academic excellence, leadership, and Christian commitment of minority high school seniors. All recipients must be accepted into Trinity's incoming freshman class, live in the metropolitan Chicago area, possess a grade-point average of 3.5 or better, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and be actively involved in church and community endeavors. During their time as students at the College, the winners must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average, be involved in campus leadership, and live on campus to renew the scholarship.

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