Drum roll please! Presenting the Andigo 2020 Scholarship Winners

posted: 05/29/2020

After countless hours of reviewing video submissions, we've selected our 2020 Andigo Scholarship winners! Not only did these five seniors totally excel in the academics department, but between juggling textbooks and after-school activities they were busy giving back to the community. Each of them will receive $2,500 to go towards undergraduate expenses so they can keep overachieving in college! View the winning videos here

 
  • Andrew Duran 

    Andrew Duran

    College: University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
    Major: Computer Science
    Highlight Achievements:
    - District 211 Richard C. Kolze Academic Scholar
    - All-Academic Senior Athlete, Phil Lambert 100% Man Award (Athletics)
    - IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award
    - Team Captain (Boys Cross Country/Track and Field)
    - Member of the University of Minnesota's prestigious Honors College
    - Member of National Honor Society recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award
    - All-Conference Athlete for the Mid-Suburban League (Boys Cross Country)
    Dream job: Software Developer
    Favorite hobby: Reading fantasy/science fiction works
    Spirit animal: Wolf
    Thing you’re most excited for in college: Meeting new people and exploring a new area
    Favorite Color: Red
    Favorite Netflix Show:
    Money Heist
    Current Favorite Artist:
    Jon Bellion 
    View his winning video here.

    Congratulations, Andrew!
  • Alyssa Torres 

    Alyssa Torres

    College: The Ohio State University
    Major:
    Biochemistry (Pre-Med)
    Highlight Achievements:

    - Organized the first ever Special Olympics night at my high school
    - Graduated with Highest Honors
    - Elected as National Honor Society Vice President
    - Set a school record for most amount of digs during a high school career for volleyball
    - Lead dancer in an Indian dance production
    - Started my own at-home eyelash extension business
    Dream job?
    Pediatrician
    Favorite hobby?
    Playing volleyball
    Favorite Netflix show?
    The Office, Gossip Girl
    Current Favorite Artist?
    Billie Eilish
    View her winning video
    here

    Congratulations, Alyssa!
  • Ellen Ma 

    Ellen Ma

    College: University of Chicago
    Major:
    Applied math and Biology
    Highlight Achievements:

    - Ambassador Award at SHS, IHSA State champion for tennis
    - HOSA 2nd at IL state conference for nutrition and HOSA bowl (International leadership conference participant)
    - USABO Semifinalist
    Dream job:
    Surgeon
    Hobbies:
    Tennis, reading, bullet journaling, cooking, baking
    Spirit animal:
    Lion
    Thing I'm most excited for in college:
    Meeting lifelong friends!
    Favorite color:
    Latte Brown
    Favorite Netflix show:
    La Casa de Papel
    Current Favorite Artist:
    Gen Neo
    View her winning video
    here. 

    Congratulations, Ellen!
  • Megan Savage 

    Megan Savage

    College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Major:
    Business Major, Spanish Minor
    Highlight Achievements:
    - District 211 Richard Kolze Academic Scholar
    - Illinois State Scholar, high honor roll (3.98 /4.0 GPA) student for seven consecutive semesters
    - Direct admit into UW-Madison’s business school
    - Held a job since 16th birthday (for the last two years throughout the school year and summer!) 
    Dream job:
    Business woman/lawyer in NYC
    Hobby:
    Playing with my miniature goldendoodle named Phoebe
    What’s your spirit animal?
    Dog
    Thing you’re most excited for in college?
    Rushing a sorority and attending sporting events! 
    Favorite color?
    Purple
    Favorite Netflix show?
    Gossip Girl
    Current Favorite Artist?
    Luke Combs
    View her winning video
    here.

    Congratulations, Megan!
  • Rhea Sharma 

    Rhea Sharma

    College: Northwestern University
    Major: 
    Biological Sciences
    Highlight Achievements:
    - National Merit Scholar
    - AP Scholar with Distinction
    - National Honor Society
    - National Latin Honor Society
    - High School LD Debate Team Captain
    - Founder of Non-Profit, Skulls and Drills
    - Graduate of Kathak (Indian Classical Dance) Curriculum
    Dream job: 
    Physician
    Hobby: 
    Painting
    What’s your spirit animal? 
    Dog
    Thing you’re most excited for in college: 
    Meeting new people!
    Favorite color: 
    Purple
    Favorite Netflix show: 
    The Office or Black Mirror
    Current Favorite Artist: 
    The 1975
    View her winning video 
    here.

    Congratulations, Rhea!

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