Fronek & Hubbell Named Lilly Scholarship Finalists for MVHS
Mt. Vernon High School seniors Lillianna Fronek and Ella Hubbell were selected as finalists for the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) annual Lilly Endowment scholarship, where each year, two seniors are selected from each of the four Hancock County high schools. Out of these eight seniors, two lucky students were chosen to receive the scholarship that pays for all four years of their college tuition.
To become qualifiers for this highly esteemed scholarship, Fronek and Hubbell proved their academic excellence by being in the top 15% of their graduating class while also displaying their extensive involvement in the community. These two students exemplify the qualities that the award was founded on.
Lillianna Fronek is an incredibly hardworking student who is dedicated to serving her community in creative ways. She is passionate about agriculture as she works on a farm and is the current president of the Mt. Vernon High School Future Farmers of America (FFA). Fronek also participates in 4-H, where she does floriculture among other enriching activities. In addition, she plays a major role in assisting with a garden right in the heart of our community: the Vernon Township Community Garden. Fronek works as the student garden manager where she has put in hundreds of hours volunteering for the community that she loves. She has also helped out in other areas of the community at places including Traditions of Brookside Nursing Home, Vernon Township Fire Department and the Hancock County Food Pantry. She hopes to attend either Indiana University or Purdue University where she will major in horticulture or plant molecular biology.
Another extremely dedicated senior is Ella Hubbell. Ella’s love for airplanes and aviation have inspired her desire to major in Aeronautical or Astronautical Engineering in college before pursuing a career as an aerospace engineer. She volunteers for the EAA Young Eagles Organization, an association that supports students interested in aviation. Along with this, Hubbell is very involved in volunteering for Vacation Bible School, preschool aftercare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the Giving Garden at Cornerstone Lutheran. Along with everything she does outside of school, Ella is also dedicated to her Mt. Vernon community where she is very involved in school activities such as the tennis team, Spanish Club, Small Smiles Club and Marauder Mentors.
Mark Anderson, Hancock County Community Foundation Lilly Grant Committee member, shared, “This year was by far the most difficult I have experienced in the seven years I have been involved with the committee. The future is looking bright!”
The winner of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship will be chosen in December and Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation wishes the best of luck to Lillianna Fronek and Ella Hubbell!