Leilani Mei Chee
Leilani, the daughter of Richard and Susan Chee, graduated from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree in social work and eventually work in a school, adoption agency, or a rehabilitation center.
Lani was on the Honor Roll and received the Outstanding Artisan Award from the social studies department. She was a member of Snowflake leadership, where she led discussions with younger children about peer pressure. In addition, Lani was a tutor and part of the Freshman Mentor Program.
In her community, Lani worked in the church nursery and was a youth group leader. She received the Girl Scout Silver Award and attended her church’s Leadership Lab. Lani also participated in Relay fro Life and Project Dance.
On campus, Lani is involved in community service and she is a member of Delta Zeta sorority.
Lani’s JBT scholarship is funded by Bert A. Gayman, a University of Illinois alumnus, and is designated as the FMC Award of Excellence.