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School District U-46 awards Superintendent’s Scholarships to 30 students; Diapers and Wipes Drive is being held in Elgin through the month of May; model railroad exhibit at Gail Borden Public Library this weekend – Chicago Tribune

School District U-46 awards Superintendent’s Scholarships to 30 students

Thirty first-generation seniors attending the School District’s U-46 schools have received a $2,000 Superintendent’s Scholarship.

According to a press release from U-46, more than 70 applications were reviewed before a panel selected the final recipients of the grant money, provided through a Seigle Foundation Grant. The students go to universities such as Illinois, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame and DePaul.

The recipients are:

Elgin High School — Enrique Aguila, Elvin Arinaitwe, Gabriela Bautista, Stephanie Bautista, Bryanna Cole, Keyla Fregoso, Wendy Hernandez, Victoria Martinez, Esmeralda Medrano, Stephanie Nieves, Fatima Salazar, Nicole Smola, James Vargas, Emily Vega, Yahaira Zepeda.

Larkin High School — Athena Arellanes, Ericka Bonilla, John Catalan, Tyler Luu, Julissa Martinez, Nicole Roman, Kimberly Ta.

South Elgin High School — Nehmat Kaur, Nicole Maslon.

Bartlett High School — Bianca Bil, Kimberly Diaz, Rudra Patel, Janine Marie Villegas.

Streamwood High School – Miranda Hermez, Alexis Serrano.

To watch a video of the trade show presentation, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw353fo0HQM.

Diapers and Wipes Drive is being held in Elgin through the month of May

State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, in partnership with the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, is sponsoring a diaper and wipe drive during the month of May.

Donations of new, unwrapped diapers and pull-ups in sizes 2 through 6 and wet wipes for local families can be dropped off at these locations through Wednesday, May 29:

  • Moeller’s Elgin office, 164 Division St.;
  • Taylor Family Branch YMCA, 50 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin;
  • Gail Borden Public Library Customer Relations Desk, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

“I appreciate the willingness of the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning to assist my office in seeking donations of diapers and wipes to make these challenges a little easier for local families and encourage everyone to donate what they can to make this a successful event,” Moeller said in the release.

For more information, call 847-841-7130 or email [email protected].

A model railroad exhibit will be on display Friday through Sunday at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.  (Gail Borden Public Library)
A model railroad exhibit will be on display Friday through Sunday at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. (Gail Borden Public Library)

Model railroad exhibit this weekend at the Gail Borden Public Library

A model railroad exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Meadows Community Rooms of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Av. , Elgin.

The HO Scale exhibit, which includes 100 feet of track and handcrafted landscape pieces, is presented by the Kane County Model Railroad Club, according to a press release from the library.

For more information about the club and the exhibit, call David Hahn at 847-525-0749.

Deadline is Sunday to order rain barrels to benefit the Conservation Fund

Online order forms for the purchase of rain barrels and other garden equipment for The Conservation Fund must be submitted by Sunday, May 5.

Purchases can be picked up at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve Creek Bend Nature Center, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles, on Friday, May 10, from 3 to 6 p.m., according to a notice on the City of Elgin website.

For pricing or to place an order, visit elginil.gov/2535/Rain-Barrels, upcycle-products.com/il-programs/kc/ and www.theconservationfoundation.org. For more information, call Sarra Hinshaw at 630-208-8665 or email [email protected].

An art show will be held Saturday at the Rakow Adult Activity Center

A Dundee Township Park District Art Exhibition will be held at the Adult Activity Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

According to the park district’s website, the free event will feature more than 100 works by people who participated in the center’s local artist workshop.

Artists will also be selling original pieces and prints and one original work of art will be raffled off to benefit the Adult Activity Center.

For more information, call 847-428-7131.