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Chicago Christian Honors Top Seniors, Scholarship Winners

Students were invited to an awards banquet to receive departmental awards, scholarships and other honors prior to graduation.

Chicago Christian High School May 30 hosted an awards breakfast at the Ozinga Grand Lobby at Trinity Christian College. The seniors who were receiving scholarships, athletic, artistic or academic departmental awards were invited to come and receive them.

In addition, CCHS presented the Academic Top Ten with their gold cords to wear at graduation. The thirteen Illinois State Scholars were recognized. Rebecca Voogt of Tinley Park, Jacob Bruinius of Tinley Park, and Dasia Clark of Tinley Park were all recognized as Distinguished Scholars by the National Merit Cooperation.

Many community organizations sent representatives to present awards and scholarships to CCHS students. The following organizations were represented; Heartland Blood Centers, Links Incorporated, Marquette Bank, Orland Park Rotary Club, Palos Chamber of Commerce, Palos Lions Club, and The Private Bank. Calvin College, Dordt College, Olivet Nazarene University, and Trinity Christian College all sent representatives to present their scholarships to the students. Many other colleges sent certificates to honor the scholarships awarded to CCHS seniors.

Pictured in the large group photo, the top 10 of the graduating class:
Front row, left to right Rebecca Voogt of Tinley Park, Alyssa Bednarek of Chicago, Maggie Cavanaugh of Homer Glen, Kassie Satterly of Orland Park, Kathryn Goudzwaard of Oak Forest, and Kiersten Merrick of Tinley Park.
Back Row: Dan Venhuizen of Tinley Park, Jay Timmer of Tinley Park, Jacob Bruinius of Tinley Park, and Jon Boonstra of Palos Park.

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