CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
ACCEPT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
When Trinity welcomes the
class of 2009 to campus to begin the next academic year, the College hopes
that Susana Medina and Tamekia Strickland will be among its brightest and
Medina and Strickland, members
of the National Honor Society, will receive Trinity's Greater Chicago Christian
Leadership Scholarship, given each year to minority students with outstanding
achievement and service in their classrooms, churches, and communities.
The award is renewable through their senior years and covers full tuition.
Medina is a Chicago resident
and a senior at Noble Street Charter High School in Chicago. She likes
the fine arts and sings, dances, and recites poetry at school. She is a
student-leader in the youth discipleship group and a member of the youth
praise and worship team at her church, Evangel Assembly of God. She intends
to graduate from Trinity with a degree in communication arts.
Strickland, a senior at Walther
Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, Illinois, is editor-in-chief of the
student newspaper. The Chicago resident also has sung in her school's choir
for four years and had a seat on its student council. She plans to tailor
her coursework at the College in preparation for a career in medicine.
"Susana and Tamekia will
be great citizens within the Trinity community," said Josh Lenarz '98,
director of admissions at Trinity. "Their background shows that they have
the intelligence, initiative, and humility to excel as students and servants
here. They should be commended for what they've accomplished, and we believe
they will achieve even greater milestones at the College."
The Greater Chicago Christian
Leadership Scholarship recognizes the academic excellence, leadership,
and Christian commitment of minority high school seniors. Each recipient
must be accepted in Trinity's freshman class, live in metropolitan Chicago,
have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better, rank in the top 10 percent
of the high school's graduating class, and be involved in church and community
endeavors. To renew the scholarship, winners must keep a grade-point average
no less than 3.0, be involved in campus leadership, and live on campus.