Morton 201 Foundation Pay It Forward Scholarship Luncheon 2022

  • Morton 201 Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients, Hosts Luncheon

    This year, the Morton 201 Foundation received a record 38 applications for its Pay It Forward Scholarships: 21 from Morton East and 17 from Morton West. As a result of several successful fundraisers, the Foundation was able to award TEN $2,000 scholarships, five at each campus.

    Foundation Board members announced the names of their recipients at Senior Awards Night on Thursday, May 12 during ceremonies in the Morton East Chodl Auditorium and Morton West Theater.

    Since 2019, the Morton 201 Foundation has awarded 32 scholarships totaling $50,000.

    Congratulations to our 2022 Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients:

    Morton East

    Adolfo Alvarez
    Alexia Rendon
    Julissa Carreno
    Marcela Alvarez
    Oscar Romero

    Morton West

    Silas Camp
    Xitlalli Castaneda
    Angel Navarrete
    Jacqueline Perez Rivas
    Saira Torres

    On Wednesday, May 25, the Morton 201 Foundation hosted a luncheon at the Morton West Freshman Academy cafeteria for the scholarship recipients and their families so that they could meet the board members as well as several donors and corporate sponsors who made their scholarships possible. Each recipient received a certificate, a gift card Las Michoacanas Ice Cream and the beautiful rose centerpiece from their table.

    After the luncheon, each recipient made a short video describing the impact that receiving a Pay It Forward Scholarship will have on their educational pursuit. 

    The Morton 201 Foundation would like to sincerely thank the following donors and corporate sponsors for their generous and continued support in helping to make the 2022 Pay It Forward Scholarships possible.

    Bronze Sponsors

    Cicero Voters Alliance
    Committee to Elect Robert J Lovero
    DiazCase Law
    DiazCase Realty
    El Nuevo Vallarta
    Ogarita DeLoera

    Copper Sponsors

    April Rietjens Sedall
    Berwyn Development Corporation
    BMO Harris Bank
    Cicero Public Library
    Devereux Family Charitable Foundation
    Eileen Szubert
    James Conley & Debbie Carlson
    Jim Finnerty State Farm Agent
    Sinfonia del Mar
    Town of Cicero
    United Scrap Metal

    The Morton 201 Foundation would also like to thank our event sponsors for helping us to create a  lovely meal:

    Lunch & Beverages
    Morton East, Class of 2012 Alum, Aracely Palomino, VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate and Andres Olaez, Real Estate Agent RE/MAX MICASA

    Cake Bros Bakery

    Malik Steward, Foodservice Consultant

    Sinfonia del Mar
    Jackie Guzman, LSS Assistant Secretary

    Special thanks to the following for helping us make our luncheon a tremendous success!

    Connie Chapman, Jackie Guzman, Sally Walsh, Matt Dugan, Robert Moriarty, Mayra Ruiz, Miriam Marroquin, Aida Ravis, Yolanda Ramirez and Maribel Andrade.

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