The Thoms Family Above & Beyond Scholarship announced Rock Island High School senior Liam Haskill as the top scholarship winner during a special presentation before the Board of Education meeting on February 25.
Mr. Haskill received a $5,000 scholarship for his work on the “Best Buddies” project at Rock Island High School. He went through the process of setting up a chapter at Rocky, attending a training workshop, fundraising for activities and organizing the students with a buddy.
Three other finalists completed projects and received $500 scholarships: Gwendalyn Waggoner (Blossoming with Nature Special Education Project), Montana Hogan (Pete’s Anti-Bullying Workshop and Musical) and Zoe Veasey (Tennis Feeder Program Clinic).
The Stu and Mary Thoms Family established the Thoms Family Above & Beyond Scholarship in 2003 to identify and honor Rock Island High School students who demonstrate problem solving, organizational, and leadership skills in projects of their own choosing.
Thoms Scholarship Award winners Liam Haskill, Zoe Veasey, Montana Hogan and Gwendalyn Waggoner with members of the Thoms family, Tom Thoms, daughter LIndsay Womack and Mike Thoms.