Kohl’s recognizes volunteerism of Illinois students

The Kohl’s Department Stores Scholarship Program has recognized nearly 2,200 young volunteers nationwide who positively impacted their communities through volunteerism. This year’s program celebrates 11 years of recognizing the volunteer initiatives of remarkable kids across the country. One hundred twenty-six youth from Illinois each received a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to reward efforts that have made a difference in their communities.

Area winners are Julia Dayton, 10, Rockford; Aubrie Sabin, 17, Rockford; Nicole Luczak, 16, Rockton; Madeline Marchini, 18, DeKalb; Joslin Peck, 10, Sycamore; Hannah Gurholt, 12, Beloit, Wis.; Lorenzo Little, 11, Janesville, Wis.; and Whitney Woodworth, 17, Janesville, Wis.

These winners qualified for the chance to win a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education, which Kohl’s awarded in July. Of the more than 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total, Kohl’s will recognize nearly 2,200 nominees with nearly $420,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.

From the Aug. 10-16, 2011, issue

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