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Scholarship Recipient Luncheon 2023




Morton 201 Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients, Hosts Luncheon

On May 25, the Morton 201 Foundation hosted its Scholarship Recipient Luncheon at the Morton West Freshman Academy for its 2023 Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients and their families, as well as the donors and corporate sponsors who made their scholarships possible.

Thanks to the generous and continued support of our donors and corporate sponsors, this year the Morton 201 Foundation awarded ELEVEN $2,000 scholarships, 5 at each campus plus a new Culinary scholarship between both campuses.

Since 2019, the Morton 201 Foundation has awarded 43 scholarships totaling $72,000.

The guest speaker for the luncheon was Daisy Patino, one of our first 2019 Pay It Forward Scholarship Recipients. Daisy recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne's College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Studies with a degree in Human Development and a minor in Crop Studies. She will be starting a new job in Iowa with Pepsico as a Supply Chain Manager later this month.

The Morton 201 Foundation would to congratulate its 2023 Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients:

Morton East

Oskar Sevilla Cardenas
Rolando Carreno
Joseph Dean
Anahi Fausto
Jose Patino

Morton West

Jasmine Gabriel
Julian Hernandez
Ashley Montenegro
Genesis Munoz-Aviles
Gabriella Sanchez

Our first Pay It Forward Culinary Scholarship was awarded to Aliah Robles from Morton East.

Each scholarship recipient received a certificate, a gift card from Las Michoacanas Ice Cream and the beautiful rose centerpiece from their table.

The Morton 201 Foundation would like to sincerely thank the following donors and corporate sponsors for their generous and continued support in helping to make the 2023 Pay It Forward Scholarships possible.


SILVER SPONSORS ($2,599 - $4,999)
Devereux Family Charitable Foundation
Eileen Szubert and the Morton East Classes of ’85 & ‘86

COPPER SPONSORS ($1,000 - $2,499)
Berwyn Development Corporation
BMO Harris Bank
BP @ 1600 Oak Park Ave, Berwyn
Cicero Public Library
Clyde Park District
Jim Finnerty State Farm Agent
United Scrap Metal

BRONZE SPONSORS ($500 to $999)
Berwyn Public Library
Byline Bank
Cicero Voters Alliance
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving
Committee to Elect Robert J Lovero
El Nuevo Vallarta
Morton East Class of 1967
Sinfonia del Mar
Tortilleria El Rey
Town of Cicero
USA Auto Parts

The Morton 201 Foundation would also like to sincerely thank all of our event sponsors for making our luncheon such a wonderful experience for all of our Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients and their families.

La Lupita Restaurant for our delicious meal.

Tres Leche Cake
Atizapan Bakery for the beautiful tres leches cake.

Cookies & Pastries
Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie for the yummy cookies and pastries.

VNA Flowers & Gifts for the beautiful centerpieces for our scholarship recipients.












Special thanks to the following for helping us make our luncheon a tremendous success!

Connie Chapman, Superintendent’s Secretary
Darrielle McCord, Digital Website Specialist
Jeannie Lynch, Manager, Food Service Morton West
Rudy Hernandez, Food Service Freshman Academy
Lunchroom Ladies: Miriam Marroquin, Aida Rivas, Maribel Andrade and Alejandra Gonzalez
Matt Dugan, Assistant Principal, Freshman Academy
Dave Meneses, Maintenance
Steve Kallevik, Photographer and Videographer, Victory Media Group Ltd.

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