Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce recognizes exemplary students from Manhattan and awards them the 2019 Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. There is one student chosen at the high school level and two at the junior high level. Academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement are taken into account when looking at candidates.

The recipient at the High School level, from Lincoln-Way West High School, was Sean Ash. He was chosen because of the essay he wrote about the importance of being a leader and role model in the community. Sean plans to pursue his dream of majoring in psychology and becoming a Mental disorder Therapist.

The recipient from Manhattan Junior High School was Dylan Letherby. He was chosen because he is a student that always values hard work. He shows leadership both in and out of class. Dylan is a very personable young man with peers and adults alike. In addition to being involved in extra-curricular activities such as band and bowling, he also volunteers at the Manhattan fire department.

The recipient from St. Joseph's Catholic School was Samantha Mate. She was chosen because of an essay she wrote about community involvement. Samantha has participated in service projects such as the Shepherd's Table, Family Fun Fair and Breakfast with Santa. She also plays basketball and volleyball and participates in band, choir, and student council.

We would like to congratulate all the recipients for their hard work and determination and we encourage them to continue their educational efforts.

Sean Ash

Lincoln-Way West High School

Samantha Mate

St. Joseph's Catholic School

Dylan Letherby

Manhattan Junior High School

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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 357

Manhattan, IL 60442