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2016 Pointe Scholarship Winners

Pointe Pest Control has a tradition of being involved in the community and supporting the next generation. As part of that legacy, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Scholarship. These students have shown tenacity in and out of school and we are looking forward to seeing them succeed in the next chapter of their lives. Congratulations!

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Trevor Koepke

Trevor is a recent graduate of Tinley Park High School and has been accepted to study Accounting at Illinois Wesleyan University in the fall. During his high school years he focused heavily on his grades taking several AP classes and earning a 5.0 GPA.

He was a well-rounded student, excelling in math and participating as a three-sport athlete in football, wrestling and baseball. He earned many awards including: SSC Blue All-Conference Wrestler, Football Captain for three of his years, and Coaches Award Defensive Player of the Year for two years. With the extra time he did have, he went on a mission trip to Cincinnati, volunteered with TP Bulldog Baseball and also helped with relief after the damage done by the Coal City Illinois Tornado.

Trevor decided to pursue a career in Accounting because he would like to teach math or science while coaching students in football, wrestling and/or baseball. He says that sports and education has taught him so much in these past few years and he would like to pass that on to future students. During the summer, Trevor plans on doing things he enjoys such as fishing, camping and playing sports. His drive and commitment to giving back and pursuing his dreams is what will serve him well moving forward. We wish you the best of luck Trevor!

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Noah Safraniec

Noah is a proud graduate of Crystal Lake South High and will be moving to the University of Mississippi to major in Management Information Systems. He describes himself as having been fairly active throughout high school, working at Centegra Healthbridge, playing varsity Lacrosse, and being part of the football team for four years. He has also been involved in community service efforts volunteering with Gator Link Crew, Food Shelter fundraisers, and Church Fish Fry.

Noah became interested in Management Information Systems after taking some businesses classes in high school. He is entering the business field in hopes of being the most successful and happiest he could be. During the summer, Noah will continue working at Centegra Healthbridge to earn extra money for college. He will also do things he enjoys doing such as reading and staying in shape. We here at Pointe Pest Control would like to congratulate Noah for his accomplishments thus far!

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Matthew Youhn

Matthew is a recent graduate of Elk Grove High School and will be moving to Milwaukee in the fall to study Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University. Matthew has been an outstanding leader in high school taking several AP classes and earning a 4.7/5.0 GPA. He was also a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 95 and Crew 293, and volunteered at the Elk Grove Food Pantry, Queen of the Rosary Community, and helped to clean the Salt Creek.

He stayed active in high school with his involvement in the technical theatre crew, robotics club and with the soccer team. On top of that, he also earned money working at Classic Cinema for the past two years. Aside from the extra curricular activities, he took education very seriously. Matthew took various engineering courses, which led him to want to further pursue it as a career. Ultimately, he would like to work in the manufacturing industry to build machines that will assist in improving the country. Per his references, Matthew is described as an “intelligent, friendly, extremely courteous and in general a fine young man.” During the summer, Matthew will continue working at the theatre, spending time with friends, and traveling with his family. Our team would like to congratulate Matthew on a job well done in high school. We hope that you will continue to follow and excel in pursuing your dreams!

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Maranda Residori

Maranda is a graduate of Gardner South Wilmington Township High School and will be attending Kankakee Community College in the fall. She will be starting off in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and after
completing that she will transfer to a University. Maranda has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and is hoping she will be able to do the same in college.

As a high school student, Maranda excelled in her studies as well as playing softball. Her team won three back-to-back regional titles and she also earned recognition as a state scholar. Her love for sports and pushing herself to the limit is what sparked her interest with Physical Therapy. She hopes that she will be able to use her degree to help people improve their strengths and reach their full potential. Maranda also committed herself to lending a helping hand to those in need during her free time. In high school she assisted in multiple Food Drives, Blood Drives, and with the Lions Club. During the summer, she will continue working at South Wilmington Burgers and Beer to earn some extra money for college and also hang out with friends and family. We are looking forward to watching Maranda pursue her dreams! Congratulations Maranda!

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Gunnar Gray

Gunnar recently graduated from Milford High School in Milford, IL and has been accepted to study at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He will be majoring in Agriculture Education and will also be a member of the Pioneers football team. Gunnar was heavily involved in the Future Farmers of America organization for the past two years and has done multiple community service projects with them. Gunnar’s interest in agriculture stemmed at a young age and he is hoping that he will be able to instill the love and passion he has for the industry to a younger generation. Throughout his high school years, Gunnar worked as a farm laborer each summer and continued to expand his knowledge on agriculture.

He also excelled as a student athlete earning the ranks of Special Mention All Conference, Conference MVP and Team MVP in football. This summer, Gunnar will continue working for farmers, baling hay, showing pigs and working with other livestock. He hopes that he will gain extra skills on the farm that will allow him to be a better teacher. We would like to congratulate Gunnar for his commitment to education and we know that all of his hard work will pay off!