Continental Tire announces CTA scholarship winners | Community Spirit
INA, IL (KFVS) - Officials from Rend Lake College, the Rend Lake College Foundation and Continental Tire the Americas met this week in Ina to announce this year's recipients of CTA scholarships to attend Rend Lake College.
The local high school students selected are Joseph Marlo of Sesser, Emma Moreton of Dahlgren and Cheyenne Morgan of Mount Vernon.
They met on Monday with RLC President Terry Wilkerson, RLC Foundation CEO Shawna Hall and CTA Mount Vernon Plant Manager Benny Harmse.
Each scholarship is worth $900.
"I'm sure everyone at CTA who has a part in this - from Benny to his selection team - feels gratified by what they are doing with these scholarships," Wilkerson said. "Joe, Emma and Cheyenne are high-caliber young adults. I congratulate them and I wish them success."
Morgan is the daughter of Jeremy and Tonya Morgan. She played softball at Mount Vernon Township High School and wants to help children as a psychologist or social worker.
Moreton's goal is to earn her associate degree in nursing at RLC and transfer to a four-year program. The daughter of Timothy and Jessica Moreton, Emma is very active in her community and was involved in Interact, math honor society Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, Pep Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while a student at Hamilton County Senior High School.
Marlo was also busy with several extra-curricular activities, including National Honor Society, Student Council, Alpha Peer Leaders, Math Team, Distinguished Alumni Committee and FCA. He also served as Speaker of the House on Youth and Government, and was a member of State Rep. John Bradley's Youth Advisory Board. To qualify for a CTA scholarship, applicants must have a parent working at the plant. In Marlo's case it's his dad David, who has worked there for more than 30 years.
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