2012 Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship Recipients

Morgan Apter

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Morgan Apter, daughter of Kevin and Stacy Apter, aspires to eventually become a physician’s assistant.

In high school, Morgan was on the dance team, she was an advisor to freshmen on Link Crew, and she assisted with the charity drive. She was also a member of the Highland Park Honor Society for leadership and scholarship.

Morgan has been a day camp counselor for three summers, and was a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council while in high school. In addition, she enjoys volunteering and assisting with “An Extra Helping” and “Maot Chitim” service projects. She also worked with foster children at the Hephzibah House.

On campus, Morgan is active with Illini Chabad and she continues to look for ways to be involved in leadership and community service projects.

Morgan’s JBT scholarship is funded by the Bob and Madeline Olson Scholarship Fund.

Liliana Arroyo

Liliana Arroyo

Liliana, daughter of Ofelia Arroyo, wants to help children grow up free of illness. She plans to go to medical school to become a pediatrician and hopes to provide medical attention to children in third-world countries.

In high school, Liliana was secretary of the Cultural Exploration Club, president of Student Council, treasurer of her class’s executive board, secretary of the Environmental Club, and a member of Peer Mediation, the Mock Trial Team, Scholastic Bowl, and National Honor Society.

In her community, Liliana attended her church’s bible study every week and assisted at the local soup kitchen. Volunteer experience at the Comer Children’s Hospital inspired her current career goals of working with children in a medical setting.

On campus, Liliana is involved in Intervarsity, the group Latinos in Pre-Med, and the Mexican Student Association.

Liliana’s JBT scholarship is funded by the Fred J. and Tena Schuler-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Leila El-Badawi

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Leila, daughter of Lucy El-Badawi, plans to become a family therapist, so she can help children and their families grow together, despite the increasing numbers of divorced families.

In high school, Leila was a member of the Direct Action Volunteering Club. She was a group leader in Link Crew and served as a volunteer student aide in the school nurse’s office. She was also a member of the French National Honor Society, and served in a leadership role in Operation Snowball and Snowflake, which are youth empowerment programs.

Outside of school, Leila volunteered with PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), an organization devoted to providing services to the homeless, and worked for three years at Oberweis Dairy.

Leila’s JBT scholarship is funded by the E. Louise and H. David Rogers Scholarship Fund.

Jasmine Washington

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Jasmine, daughter of Stan and Gia Washington, hopes to go into social work or community program development.

In high school, Jasmine was a member of the freshman transition and curriculum committees of the Principal’s Advisory Council; she was also a mentor in Student Upwards. Jasmine was a sprinter on the track team, and was named an Illinois Prairie Scholar and National Achievement Outstanding Participant. She also received the Reach A Youth Leadership Award.

Outside of school, Jasmine was on a local bowling team and was a research assistant in the College of ACES Research Apprentice Program, receiving outstanding paper and poster awards for her research project.

On campus, Jasmine is a member of MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), the Child Life Association, and Intervarsity. She is also an ACES Council representative for the Human Interest Professions Club.

Jasmine’s JBT scholarship is funded by the Kramer Family Scholarship Fund.