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Meet Our Scholars

“That was a moment for me. I couldn’t believe that my story mattered.”

Cherry Scholars come from all walks of life. Some are recent graduates and others have put their dreams of a college education on hold for a few years.

They have four characteristics in common:

  • They are graduates of Evanston Township High School.
  • They are determined to pursue college degrees that will lead to careers in education and youth work.
  • They are late bloomers, many of them faced with life challenges.
  • They are asking for a helping hand from the community they hope to serve.

Cherry Scholars

2017

Jocelyn Becerra, ETHS 2016
Adriana Carter,ETHS, 2015
Alexandra Cesar, ETHS 20
Jesse Chatz ETHS 20
Denise Clark, ETHS 20
Avianna Dennison, ETHS 2017
Jessica Garcia, ETHS 20
Andrea Guy, ETHS 2015
Alanta Massie, ETHS 2015
Jessica Mullins, ETHS 2015
Karen Reynosa, ETHS 2015
Anamaria Rosales, ETHS 2014
Dajah Russell, ETHS 2015
Yuli Salgado, ETHS 2016
Breyza Wade, ETHS 2017
Chyna Wright, ETHS 2017

2016

Sydney Bernadel, ETHS 2016
Gerald Daye, ETHS 2009
Ruby Garcia, ETHS 2013
Andrea Guy, ETHS 2014
Slvannah Lang, ETHS 2016
Anamaria Rosales, ETHS 2014
Dajah Russell, ETHS 2015
Yuli Delgado, ETHS 2016
Aisha Steele, ETHS 2016
Alanna Williams, ETHS 2013

2015

Marcus Brown, ETHS 2010
Nat Brown, ETHS 2015
Nancy Cardenas, ETHS 2013
Preston DaCosta, ETHS 2004
Andrea Guy, ETHS 2015
Mylisha Harvey, ETHS 2015
Alando Massie, ETHS 1991
Karen Reynosa, ETHS 2015
Anamaria Rosales, ETHS 2014
Dajah Russell, ETHS 2015
Alexzandria Saunders, ETHS 2011

2014

Marcus Brown, ETHS 2010
Denise Clarke, ETHS 2005
Preston DeCosta, ETHS 2004
Ruby Garcia, ETHS 2013
Andrea Guy, ETHS 2014
Alando Massie, ETHS 1991
Jessica Nelson, ETHS 2014
Taina Oliver, ETHS 2014
Matias Orbea, ETHS 2002
Anamaria Rosales, ETHS 2014
Alexzandria Saunders, ETHS 2011

2013

Maria Patino Caban, ETHS 1996
Tilly-Ana Ceriser, ETHS 2010
Denise Clarke, ETHS 2005
Preston DeCosta, ETHS 2004
Alana Long, ETHS 2013
Alando Massie, ETHS 1991
Rashana Nicks, ETHS 2013
Matias Orbea, ETHS 2002
Alexzandria Saunders, ETHS 2011
Sage Siler, ETHS 2011
Chantel Washington, ETHS 1988
Alana Williams, ETHS 2013

2012

Janell Bradley, ETHS 2008
Alicia Carletto, ETHS 2009
Tilly-Ann Ceriser, ETHS 2010
Shira Englehart, ETHS 2004

Nicole Jones, ETHS 1990
Marcus Miller, Jr., ETHS 2009
Bethany Mullins, ETHS 2009
Matias Orbea, ETHS 2002
Sage Siler, ETHS 2011
Elrick Thompson, ETHS 2009
Angel Wharton, ETHS 2012

2011

Tilly Ana Ceriser, ETHS 2010
Nicole Cruz, ETHS 2011
Nicole Jones, ETHS 1990
Danyale Locke, ETHS 2009
Marcus Miller, Jr., ETHS 2009
Bethany Mullins, ETHS 2009
Matias Orbea, ETHS 2002
Brianna Ransom, ETHS 2011
Jeremy Reilly, ETHS 2003
Sage Siler, ETHS 2011
Simone Teamer, ETHS 2011
Elrick Thompson, ETHS 2009
Cynja Valcin, ETHS 2011
Chantel Washington, ETHS

2010

Tilly Ana Ceriser, ETHS 2010
Ruth Etrenne, ETHS 2010
Danyale Locke, ETHS 2009
Marcus Miller, Jr., ETHS 2009
Deon Thompson, ETHS 2007
Elrick Thompson, ETHS 2009
Jonathan VanTreeck, ETHS 2009
Olivia Yates, ETHS 2008

2009

Janelle Bradley, ETHS 2008
Alicia Carletto, ETHS 2009
Anastasia Hildner, ETHS 2007
Rachel Holmes, EHTHS 2007
Portia Kirk, ETHS 2008
Danyale Locke, ETHS 2009
Pamela McGee, ETHS 2009
Marcus Miller, Jr., ETHS 2009
Glenn Smith, ETHS 2009
Elrick Thompson, ETHS 2009

Jonathan VanTreeck, ETHS 2009
Brandi Williams, ETHS 2003
Olivia Yates, ETHS 2008

2008

Joi Arceneaux, ETHS 2006
Janell Bradley, ETHS 2008
Jacqui Cooper, ETHS 2000
Alyse Edwards, ETHS 2008
Neil Elliott, ETHS 2007
Shira Engelhart, ETHS 2004
Tracey Gardner, ETHS 2008
Portia Kirk, ETHS 2000
Sheridan Merkley, ETHS 2008
Joanne St. Felix, ETHS 2008
Deon Thompson, ETHS 2007
Edson Valencia, ETHS 2008

2007

Neil Elliot, ETHS 2007
Nicole Hildner, ETHS 2007
Darlisa Himrod, ETHS 1989
Rachel Holmes,ETHS 2007
Mary Johnston, ETHS 2007
Ida Payne, ETHS 2004
Deon Thompson, ETHS 2007

2006

Tanya Brown, ETHS 1998
Jennifer Combs, ETHS 1999
Samantha Davis, ETHS 2006
Jasmine Frazier, ETHS 2002
Ida Payne, ETHS 2004
Dema Sabbara, ETHS 2004

2005

James Bowen, ETHS 2003
Jonathan Bradley, ETHS
Justin Conley, ETHS 2000
Matthew Hunter, ETHS 2005
Alissa Melcer, ETHS 2002
Oyuki Miranda, ETHS 1998
Ida Payne, ETHS 2004
Dema Sabbara, ETHS 2004
Christopher Shelby, ETHS 2005

Universities

Our Scholars have gone to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Here is a list of some of the places they’ve attended:

Ball State University
Beloit College
Bethany College
Bradley University
Charleston Southern University
Clemson University
Concordia University
DePaul University
George Mason University
Hampton University
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Lake Forest College
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Oakton Community College
Southern Illinois University
Spelman College
Trine University
University of Illinois
Western Illinois University
Wilbur Wright College