Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio
- Kelsey C. Qu
- Miranda Ruth Cleland
- Cameron Yoder
- Anna M. VanWaardhuizen
- Kaitlyn C. Ostazeski
- Jordan Chase Turnbull
Kelsey C. Qu
$12,000 College Scholarship
Parents: Zhiming and Xin Qu
Kelsey graduated from Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa, where she was student council president and a member of the varsity volleyball team. In her spare time, she performs as principal cellist with the Quad City Youth Symphony.
“When I think of my future, I see myself as a dentist, brightening the world by perfecting smiles,” says Kelsey. “In college I’ll explore the pathways of science and learn about business and working with others.”
Miranda Ruth Cleland
$11,000 College Scholarship
Major: International Studies
Parents: Matthew and Kristine Cleland
Miranda graduated from Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Ill., where she was Model United Nations President.
“I joined Model UN my freshman year and instantly fell in love,” she says. “I firmly believe that the Middle East is the most misunderstood region on the planet. I plan to spend the rest of my life working for peace in the place most people have decided peace is impossible.”
$10,000 College Scholarship
Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents: James and Carol Yoder
Cameron graduated from Hiland High School in Berlin, Ohio, where he was a member of National Honor Society, jazz band and marching band.
During his senior year of high school, Cameron shadowed a physician’s assistant through his school’s academic-enrichment program. He says the experience helped shape his plans for the future.
“I gained such a great personal satisfaction,” he says. “It helped me determine what I want to do in my future – help others.”
Anna M. VanWaardhuizen
Rock Island, Ill.
$9,000 College Scholarship
Des Moines, Iowa
Parents: Steven and Janet VanWaardhuizen
Anna graduated from Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill., where she was an Illinois State Scholar and member of National Honor Society.
A long-time volunteer, Anna helped organize a school-wide recycling program and collected food and donations for a community hunger drive.
“Through Modern Woodmen’s volunteer opportunities, I’ve enjoyed putting together care packages for veterans and visiting nursing homes,” she says.
Kaitlyn C. Ostazeski
$8,000 College Scholarship
Major: Learning and Organizational Change
Parents: Michael and Theresa Ostazeski
Kaitlyn graduated from Morton High School in Morton, Ill., where she was a member of National Honor Society and her school’s varsity dance team.
She plans to become a corporate attorney – a decision she made during an honors civics class.
“Our final exam was a lengthy essay detailing a recent Supreme Court case and its impact on future cases,” says Kaitlyn. “I really loved learning about the legal system.”
Jordan Chase Turnbull
Rock Island, Ill.
$7,000 College Scholarship
Iowa State University
Major: Software Engineering
Parents: John and Brenda Turnbull
Jordan graduated from Rock Island High School in Rock Island, Ill., where he was an Illinois State Scholar and member of All-State Honors Band.
“Math has always been my top interest, and my love for math is the main reason I want to go into engineering,” says Jordan.