Madison County Sheriff John D. Lakin presents the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association scholarship certificate to Haley Michel of Cottage Hills.
Madison County Sheriff John D. Lakin announced that Haley Michel of Cottage Hills is the 2015 recipient of a scholarship provided through the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association.
Michel attended Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. She received a 27 on her ACT and will graduate with a 4-plus grade point average.
Haley plans to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to major in nursing.
Every year the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, through the local county sheriff, awards at least one $500 scholarship to a student in each of Illinois’ 102 counties. The scholarships are awarded for demonstrating outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. Haley was one of more than 20 Madison County students to apply. The selection was made by staff members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Haley has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. She has received numerous academic awards, participates in cross country and has done several community service projects.
Lakin and members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office wish Haley the very best in her continuing education endeavors.