Great-Great Granddaughter of Silas Purnell Among 10th Anniversary Trunk Scholars

Our Educational Services team hosted its 10th Annual Revie Sorey Trunk Scholarship Celebration during which college-bound students were awarded trunks filled with things they will need to reach success in their new environment (desk supplies, bedding and linens, electronics, and other important items).  This year’s college-bound Trunk Scholars included two standouts.  Robert Martin, a graduate of Wendell Phillips Academy High School obtained over $1 million in scholarships and plans to attend Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.  Marilyn Purnell (pictured), the great-great granddaughter of the late Silas Purnell, brought our college placement services full circle as a beneficiary of the program Mr. Purnell trailblazed over 40 years ago.  Marilyn plans to attend Northern Illinois University in the fall.

2018-08-24T20:22:56+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|News|
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