Our most recent scholarship recipient is a 2010 graduate of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. During her years at St. Viator, Janice received numerous academic and service awards and was a member in the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She graduated with high honors and is currently attending the University of Chicago.
Janice is still involved in several community service organizations, but perhaps one of her greatest achievements is as founder and President of EYEsee, an international health mission that addresses the vision needs of the poor in third world countries. In 2009, EYEsee partnered with five international humanitarian agencies to distribute over 7,000 eyeglasses during medical missions to the poor in the Philippines, Honduras, Venezuela, the Republic of the Marshall Islands. the Federation States of Micronesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In addition to being Section Head and First Chair Flute all fours years at St. Viator, Janice worked as Copy Editor on the yearbook, Creative Writing Editor for the high school’s literacy magazine and was a Contributing Writer to the book, “Arlington Heights’ Greatest Generation”, a collection of personal stories of local veterans. Proceeds from the sales of the book benefited the Veterans of Foreign War. As a member of St. Viator’s Campus Ministry, Janice served as a Eucharistic Minister and Altar Server during school worship services. Parish involvement included volunteering as a Teacher Aide in her parish’s Religious Education program, as an Altar Server for seven years, and as an active member of the Peace and Justice Ministry.
In closing, we would like to share with you and ask you to ponder Janice’s scholarship essay: “What it Means to be a Catholic Woman in the World Today.
(Please see Janice's Essay on the right)