BACC Awards $4,500 in Scholarships to Local High School Students
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) awarded $4,500 in scholarships to eight local high school students during its Women’s Biz Net (WBN) Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 25 at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
“The BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship is an investment in our local youth,” said BACC President and CEO Suzanne Corr. “The scholarships are awarded to students who will be attending universities, community colleges, vocational or trade school programs as an investment in their future careers.” The scholarship is named after Lauren Brown, a lovely young woman who worked for the Chamber for several years and lost her battle with cancer at the age of 29.
Dr. Brian Harris, Superintendent of Barrington District 220 Schools, was the keynote speaker at the awards luncheon. This year’s winners of the 2019 BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship are: Miah Cramer (planning to study psychology/Spanish at St. Louis University); Campbell Henry (planning to study marketing/business analytics at Indiana University); Kristina Lymperis (planning to study engineering); Patrick Mantatsky (planning to study marketing at University of Illinois); Alejandro Reyther (planning to study international business at Michigan State University); Ashley Rocco (planning to study biomedical engineering at Southern Methodist University); Jeffrey Rosauer (planning to study physics/education at Loyola Chicago); and Zachary Rowley (planning to study engineering).
“Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarships are funded by Chamber members through many Chamber events such as our BACC Golf Classic, our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, and our WBN activities,” Corr said. The BACC Women’s Biz Net Girls’ Night Out event was held on March 21 at McGonigal’s Pub, and the BACC Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 22 at The Club at Wynstone in North Barrington. The Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Silent Auction are held each January.
Scholarships are offered to high school students of Barrington Chamber members and their employees as well as to any Barrington High School students. For more information visit the BACC website: www.BarringtonChamber.com
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured from left to right are: Zachary Rowley, Jeffrey Rosauer, Ashley Rocco, BACC Chair Dennis Kelly (FGMK Insurance), Alejandro Reyther, Patrick Mantatsky, Campbell Henry and Miah Cramer. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Kristina Lymperis.