2009 Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship Recipients

Brittany Curtis

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Brittany, daughter of David and Debra Baum, attended Highland Park High School in Lake County, Illinois. Her goal is to find a career in social work, counseling families and children.

In her high school, Brittany was on High Honor Roll. She received the Highland Park High School Leadership Award and she was a member of the school newspaper, dance team, dance show, and freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boards.

Outside of school, she was the founder and director of the "Step-Up" outreach program. Brittany also taught dance and acting at Lake Forest Children's Theater and was a counselor at Camp Agawak.

Brittany's JBT Scholarship is funded by David and Marcia Chicoine.

Hannah Littman

Hannah Littman

Hannah, the daughter of Benson and Kimberlee Littman, attended Highland Park High School in Lake County, Illinois. She hopes to give back to the community by helping children, either as a social worker or as a child development specialist.

Hannah was a member of the Scholar Honor Society, Service Honor Society, Leadership Honor Society, Key Club, Student Senate, and freshman, sophomore, and junior boards. Hannah also participated in pon poms and dance team. She received the Dennis and Mildred Boyd Scholarship.

In her community, Hannah volunteered at the battered woman's shelter, attended dance classes, and taught Sunday school.

At the University of Illinois, Hannah is a member of the Student Education Association and participates in Illini Volunteer projects.

Hannah's JBT Scholarship is funded by Robert G. F. and Hazel Spitze.

Kelsey Sauder

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Kelsey, the daughter of Steve and Margie Sauder, attended Roanoke Benson High School in Eureka, Illinois. She would like to work with children to help prepare them for their future and to encourage them to work toward a fulfilling life.

Kelsey was the salutatorian of her class. She served as president and vice president of Student Council, and as class president and vice president. Kelsey was a drum major and a member of the pep and jazz bands. Kelsey was also co-captain of the basketball and volleyball teams.

Kelsey received the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, the Kindsey Hodel Spirit Award, was named Senior of the Year, and a Beta Club member. She also received the Student Council Leadership Scholarship, the Ralph Nybug Scholarship, and the Daniel A. Sutter Scholarship.

Kelsey was active in her church by singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, and participating in mission trips.

On campus, Kelsey is active in Campus Crusade for Christ, Bridges International, Human Interest Professions Club (HIP), and intramural flag football and basketball.

Kelsey's JBT Scholarship is funded by the Karl E. Gardner Scholarship Fund.