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Million Dollar Scholarship Club Welcomes Two New Members!


Montini Catholic proudly celebrates two new members to its exclusive $1,000,000 Scholarship Club - seniors Angela Maduzia and Joshua Tolefree.  Both seniors have earned over $1,000,000 (each) in academic scholarship offers this year.  Montini Catholic seniors from the Class of 2022 have accumulated over $15,600,0000 in scholarship offers.  In the last five years alone, Montini Catholic seniors have earned over $89,000,000 in college academic scholarship offers!  

Angela Maduzia has earned $1,154,600 throughout her scholarship seeking process. "I feel very proud of myself and that all of my hard work has paid off," she said!  "My parents are very proud of me and they pushed me to apply to many colleges and to do well in school."  Angela has plans to attend Creighton University and major in Business Administration and Management.  

She has been a devoted member of Montini theater throughout her time as a Bronco.  She is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor society and a member of the Bronco Softball team (2022 Sectional Champions). "I feel well prepared for college," adds Angela.  "My teachers taught me life lessons and pushed me to my limits. They also helped me with my homework and taught me about how to save financially."

Joshua Tolefree, co-salutatorian of the Class of 2022, has earned $1,072,067 in scholarship offers.  He has settled on Georgia Tech where he will be majoring in Computer Science. He was most recently named a Bronco Academic All Star and earned the President's President's Education Award for Academic Excellence.  He is an Advanced Placement Scholar and an Illinois State Scholar.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as a Peer Tutor.  He is also a member of the Spanish Honor Society and President of  Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society).  He also enjoys his time as a member of the Robotics Team as well as Montini's Book, Investment, and Chess Clubs.    

He acknowledges the hard work, in both academic and extracurricular activities, that it takes to succeed during the college scholarship seeking process.  "I have a huge appreciation for my teachers and peers!"  He admits, however, that the person who will receive the most credit for his success is his mother (LaDonna Tolefree).  "She was the one who dropped me off at school then picked me up only to drive back because I had a club and even waking up early in the morning on a weekend for when I had competitions. She has proofread basically all my essays for school and college and I cannot express my gratitude for her in only words."

"The college scholarship process begins early in high school," said President Segredo. "We are so proud of all of our seniors and specifically congratulate both Angela and Josh on their awesome achievement and for becoming members of our $1,000,000 Scholarship Club!"

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