Resource Bank awarded $10,000 in scholarships this spring to 10 graduating high school seniors throughout DeKalb County. Each year, the Centennial Service Award is given to students who exhibit a strong sense of community pride and are involved in volunteer work and community service activities.
Matthew Allen, DeKalb High School, dedicated his time as an Eagle Scout and participated in many community projects, including renovating the dog runs and providing money for mobile cat carriers to TAILS Humane Society.
Dallas Boehne, Indian Creek, volunteered at the N.I.C.E Center food pantry, participated in numerous fundraisers and served the needs of children and elderly in her community.
Jaylene Jennings, DeKalb, prepared meals for Hope Haven and Feed My Starving Children and dedicated many hours to beautification projects throughout her community.
Beth Klein, Hinckley-Big Rock, worked many hours with Opportunity House and Feed My Starving Children, and spent significant time on church and cemetery beautification projects.
Maxwell Kruse, Genoa-Kingston, prepared meals at Feed ‘Em Soup and Feed My Starving Children and coordinated an Eagle Scout service project at Russell Woods.
Jacob Marx, DeKalb, is an Eagle Scout and participated in a project to build a children’s activity area inside Feed ‘Em Soup.
Lydia Moore, Sycamore, dedicated time to Big Brothers Big Sisters, packed meals for Feed My Starving Children and traveled to Montana to work with children on a Native American reservation.
Ariel Russell, Indian Creek, volunteered with the N.I.C.E Center food pantry and worked with the Indian Creek Community Concern for Children.
Also named were Laura Smith, Sandwich, and Jacob Alstadt, Somonauk.