Recipients 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners

Hi my name is Kallie Cantlin, I attended Serena High School and I will be attending IVVC this fall where I will be majoring in nursing. I am currently a manager at Route 6 pro wash in Ottawa IL, and I just got my CNA license so I’m excited to see where that leads me.

Hi my name is Trenton Johnson. I graduated from Serena High School. I plan to continue my education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. At SIU I would like to participate in their intramural basketball program and at some point become a part of SIU’s football program as well. I am looking forward to all of the opportunities that await me at SIU.

Hi my name is Carson Vest. I graduated from West Aurora High School and will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall. I am planning on pursuing a degree in Finance and Accounting. In my free time, I love staying active, meeting new people, and exploring the unknown. I am an aspiring entrepreneur, health feign, and outdoor enthusiast. I am excited to see what the future has in store for me.

Hi my name is Kyle Williams.  I recently graduated from West Aurora High School class of 2021.  I will be attending Benedictine University in the fall to pursue a degree in Education and have been recruited to play baseball there as well. I look forward to making the Trevor Melvin Wehner Scholarship proud as I grow as a student and athlete. 

Hello my name is Ashley Hales. I attended Oswego High School and am currently attending University of Tennessee. I am planning on attending this university to pursue a degree in Chemistry. 

Hi my name is Erik Neidlein and I am a senior at Oswego High School.  I will be attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities this fall pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.  While at Oswego I participated in many extracurriculars and I only plan on furthering that as I head off to college.  Two of my favorite things are spending time with family and trying unique foods.  I am excited for what the future has in store for me and I cannot wait to see how I can make an impact on the world.

Hi, my name is Paige Blackburn. I attended Hall High School and am currently attending Illinois Valley Community College. I plan to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree in English and Creative Writing. My college experience thus far has been great. I am excited to get back to in-person classes this semester. I’ve always loved learning, and I think I have selected some interesting classes to take. I can’t wait to see what my future holds!

My name is Andrew Gochanour. I attended Fieldcrest High School in Minonk, Illinois, and graduated with the Class of 2020. I am currently attending IVCC in Oglesby, Illinois, focusing on an Associates in Science. I plan on attending Illinois State University after finishing up at IVCC. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and doing outdoor activities.