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Morton 201 Foundation Hosts Reception for 2020 Scholarship Recipients

On Tuesday, July 20, the Morton 201 Foundation hosted a reception for its 2020 Pay It Forward Scholarships in the Morton West Courtyard.

"Due to the pandemic, we were unable to properly recognize our 2020 scholarship recipients. Although it is a year later, it is great to finally be able to honor these incredible students for all of their hard work and accomplishments," stated Foundation Board President, Jessica Jaramillo-Flores.

The following students were awarded Pay It Forward Scholarships in 2020.

Morton East

Johnny Barrios
Gabriela Corral
Martin Reyes, Jr.
Alexus Ricedorf-Rivera
Lizbeth Ruiz

Morton West

Diego Guerra
Oliver Loftis
Alexis Perez
Ryan Ramos
Skyla Rijos

Although the recipients had already received their scholarships earlier this year, the event gave them and their families an opportunity to meet the Foundation board members as well as some of the donors and corporate sponsors who made their scholarships possible.

Each recipient received a printed certificate commemorating their scholarship along with a $5 gift certificate from Las Michoacanas Ice Cream and a beautiful rose centerpiece.

The Morton 201 Foundation would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous and continued support in helping to make these scholarships possible.

Silver Sponsor ($2,500 - $4,999)
Eileen Szubert

Copper Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499)
Windy City Hospitality

Bronze Sponsors ($500 - $999)
Association of Business & Commerce of Cicero/Cicero Chamber of Commerce
Cicero Voters Alliance
Committee to Elect Robert J Lovero
Morton College
Morton East Class of 1954
Realty of Chicago

The Morton 201 Foundation would also like to thank the following for their donations which made our event a huge success:

Salvador Figueroa, owner of La Lupita for providing our delicious food.

Nivram Morelia Espinosa, owner of Las Michoacanas Ice Cream for the wonderful paletas.

Sandra, Lynn and Donna, owners of Old Fashioned Candies or the mouth-watering chocolates.

Great Lakes Coca-Cola for the refreshing beverages.

Tomas Uglade, owner of Tortilleria El Rey for the beautiful centerpieces.

Lastly, the Morton 201 Foundation would like to give special thanks to the following Morton staff members for their hardwork and hospitality to ensure that our guests had a warm and welcoming experience.

Connie Chapman, Superintendent’s Secretary, District Office
Claudia Gurney, Assistant Principal of Operations, Morton West
Jeannie Lynch, Manager of Food Service, Morton West
Eric Mastey, Career and Technical Education Director, District Office
John Milaro, Receiving Clerk/Keys, Morton West
Darrielle McCord, Digital Website Specialist, District Office

Maintenance and security staff, Morton West.

To learn about all the ways you can support the Morton 201 Foundation and its efforts, visit our Ways to Give page.

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