Scholarship Winners

Our 2020 Scholarship Winners


Therese Jaeger

Cameron Woolery

Therese was the winner of outstanding eagle award to Sandburg top ten outstanding students and has also received the Cook County Sheriff’s Medal of Honor Award for three consecutive years. She has been very involved in her community and hopes to continue to be a driving force and inspiration as she continues down her path.
Therese has been part of the Sandburg swimming and water polo team her whole high school career and plans to continue swimming at Rose Hulman University in the fall.
Cameron’s coaches speak very highly about his outstanding work ethic and leadership. A four sport athlete at Sandburg Cameron excelled in football. He had the ability work thorough any situation with a very positive approach with a positive result always his expectation.
Cameron hopes to continue being a leader and working hard as he continues onto college at Drake University.

Our 2019 Scholarship Winners

John Donnell

Allison Sporleder

“Her(Jane) dedication to improving the community affected me without me realizing it…The swimming community she constructed is one that values commitment to achieving your goals and leading yourself, rather than just being a follower.”

John has been a part of the Eagle’s Swim/Water-polo teams all four years. He was recipient of the Cassie Mercu Leadership award. John is continuing his academic and swim career at Purdue University studying Chemical Engineering.

“Being a student athlete you are expected to give 100% effort even if you are at less than 100% capability…It is vital to the success of the team that each player supports and picks each other up.”

Allison has been a part of the softball team for all four years of her Eagle career.  She is very involve in her community through programs such as Pioneer Homecoming and Interact. Allison is continuing her softball and academic career at North Central College Majoring in Secondary Education.

Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Abbie Stefannon

Angela Kelsey

“What I have learned of her (Coach Jane) leads me to believe that she led students by being a good part. Her manner of leadership is one I can do my best to emulate, building on the good part I strive to be in all my endeavors.”

Abbie has been a part of the Eagle’s volleyball team all four years. She was voted team captain her senior year and was All-Conference senior year. Abbie is continuing her academic and volleyball career at Bellarmine University.

“Jane has a way of making you feel like it was both a privilege and an obligation to be involved…Leadership is about stepping up to help shape and guide others to work for the greater good.”

Angela has been a part of the water polo and swimming team for all four years of her Eagle career. She has been captain of both teams for her senior year. Angela is continuing her water polo and academic career at Carthage.

Our 2017 Scholarship Winners



Marty Blake

Aidan Farley

“I try to get the best out of team everyday…I let them know when it’s time to focus on our goals, but also have their back no matter what”

Marty has been a swimmer and water polo player all four years of high school where he motivated his teammates to reach their goals everyday.  Marty was All-Conference, All-Sectional, and All-state in both swimming and water polo. This fall, Marty will be continuing his swimming/water polo and academic career at University of Kentucky.

“Without having that inner drive(to succeed), it would be extremely difficult…to push myself harder when I was getting beat.”

Aidan has been a swimmer and water polo player for the Eagles all four years. He holds 2 Sandburg Swimming record and is a 5x State Finals Medalist.  Throughout his success Aidan has stayed humble; a quality Jane would be proud of. He will continue his Swimming and academic career at Michigan State University.

Our 2016 Scholarship Winners



Clare Lawlor

Brian Krasowski

“She (Jane) pushed me past my limits everyday and I do the same to my teammates because I know they have the potential to do outstanding things…”

Clare has been a varsity swimmer all four years of high school where she strived as a leader; motivating her teammates to reach their highest potential.  Clare holds 2 Sandburg Swimming Records and was All-American in 2013 and 2015 and All-Conference all 4 years. This fall, Clare will be continuing her swimming and academic career at Rutgers University.

“Though the challenges may appear larger in scale, fundamentally they are tackled the same way, with resiliency, determination and passion.”

Brian has played football and wrestling for the Eagles all four years. He was voted captain for both sports early in his athletic career and strives to push himself and his team to be better than yesterday.  Brian is 4x All-Conference in wrestling and 2x in football.  Brian will continue his wrestling and academic career at Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.