On behalf of the Considine Family Memorial Fund, Montini Catholic proudly awarded the Colleen Helen Considine Memorial Scholarship to two exceptional Bronco seniors - Stefanny Escareno (of Bolingbrook) and Megan Laughlin (of Naperville). The award is presented to senior students who have demonstrated impressive academic and leadership achievements along with creativity and writing talent.
At the age of 33, Colleen Helen Considine's life was tragically cut short. In an effort to honor her memory, the Considine family established an annual scholarship for Montini Catholic senior girls exhibiting many of the personality and leadership qualities that Colleen possessed. Since its inception, over twenty-five talented young women have received this special scholarship.
Colleen's mother, Mrs. Joan Considine, was the English Department chair and faculty member for twenty-eight years at Montini Catholic. In the years prior to her death in 2015, Mrs. Considine chose the recipient of the scholarship each spring based on her experiences as a teacher with her students. Today, students hoping to receive the $2,000 scholarship are asked to submit a written essay describing an event that touched them and inspired them to pursue excellence. Of the applications received this year, Miss Laughlin's and Miss Escareno's best captured the essence of the award.
Both are exemplary students at Montini Catholic and members of the school's Peer Ministry Team where members must demonstrate a devotion to faith and leadership throughout the time as members. Megan was most recently honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
"I can't think of two more deserving students for this award," said President Jim Segredo, during the school's first ever virtual Academic Awards event (May 7) upon announcing Megan and Stefanny as recipients. "We are quite proud of them both and I have no doubt they will find great success this fall as they begin new adventures in college."