2017 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 2017 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!
Allison Schuster, a graduating high school senior from Hinsdale Central High School
Allison has been accepted to study at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI and plans on studying English with a tentative minor in journalism. Allison showcased her commitment to excellence during high school, serving as student council senator and president of Christian Club and for an anti-bullying club named Breaking down the Walls. During her last two years at Hinsdale Central, Allison also wrote for her town magazine, The Daisy Field Life.
When she wasn’t busy studying, Allison was a member of the JV tennis team and sang in her school’s variety show. She was also heavily involved with her church youth group and volunteered with PADS and the Hansen Center.
This summer, Allison will be working as a nanny and at Whole Foods Market. She will continue her passion for writing in hopes of being published in a magazine. Before heading off to college, Allison is looking forward to playing lots of tennis and spending time with her friends and family. She hopes that in college she will be able to confirm her passion and grow socially, spiritually and academically.
As a well-rounded individual with so much to look forward to, Allison gives much credit to her dad, who she notes is “the strongest influence in my life.” The Pointe Pest Control family would like to congratulate Allison for all her accomplishments and are looking forward to what she has in store next! Congrats Allison!
Charline Dose, a recent high school graduate from York Community High School
Charline has been accepted to study at Illinois State University and plans on pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Animal Science. Charline is a real go-getter, as she earned the state’s award for the Seal of Bi-Literacy in Italian, while maintaining honor roll every year.
To start every day bright, Charline runs while listening to music. She also keeps a balanced life by enjoying the company of her diverse family, friends and pet dogs, Sandy and Duchess. And when it comes to adventures and exploring, you can count Charline in!
Her love for animals, science and law (specifically animal rights), is what prompted her to choose her field of study in college. Before heading off to Illinois State, she will be a nanny for a local family. This intelligent young woman has shown the character and excellence that the Pointe Pest Scholarship represents. Pointe is honored to assist Charline in her college pursuits and wishes her the best of luck!
Jordan Greenwalt, a graduating senior from Wayne City High School
Jordan has been accepted to study at University of Southern Indiana in Fall 2017 and plans to major in Agricultural Engineering. He is a diligent individual who takes pride in being a well-rounded student. During high school, he served as Vice President of his local FFA chapter, was awarded MVP in baseball his junior year, was a member of the beta club all four years and received his diploma with honors.
When he is not busy being an all-star student athlete, Jordan works on the farm, enjoys four-wheel riding and fishing. Before heading off to Indiana, he plans to work for Skillet Fork Farms as a farm-hand. When he is off at college, Jordan will only be an hour away from home which was one of the reasons he chose to attend University of Southern Indiana.
We at Pointe Pest Control congratulate Jordan on his accomplishments thus far. We know his drive for excellence will serve him well moving forward. Good luck, Jordan!
Nina Trandel, a recent high school graduate from John Hersey High School
She is accepted to study at Ferris State University for Automotive Engineering Technology. This bright young woman was heavily involved in automotive and engineering classes throughout her high school career. Since 7th grade, which was her first time seeing a 1980 Camaro, she became passionate about this field.
She was lead designer, welder and team captain for the Electric High Mileage Vehicle, built for the Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Vehicle Associations Electrathon Competition. In this contest, she and her teammates went on to receive 1st place, broke two school records and was interviewed on WGN for their accomplishments.
On her spare time, Nina enjoys working on cars, painting and baking. This summer she plans on fixing people’s cars before heading off to college. We here at Pointe Pest Control are not only honored to award this scholarship to Nina, but excited to see what she does next! Your hard work and passion is what the Pointe Scholarship represents. We wish you the best of luck!
Thomas Calderaro, a graduating senior from Lockport Township High School in Lockport, IL
Thomas will be attending the University of Kentucky in the Fall. His passion for helping others and a deep interest in science, has led him to pursue a major in Neuroscience with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, while studying on a pre-med track to eventually become a pediatrician.
Since he was four, Thomas has played soccer and eventually earned a spot on the varsity team his sophomore year and team captain last fall. He was also heavily involved in enriching the lives of special education children through Best Buddies, Special Olympics and the American Youth Soccer Organization. Thomas’ leadership extends far beyond the soccer field and his volunteer efforts, as he excelled in the classroom as well. He was class president for three years and treasurer of the science club. He was also a recipient of a state scholar and AP scholar award with distinction.
This summer, Thomas plans on celebrating his accomplishments with family and friends on vacations to Michigan and South Padre Island. He will also be attending an international leadership summit in Virginia before heading to his first semester at the University of Kentucky. We here at Pointe Pest Control are proud to award Thomas as a scholarship recipient. We know he will do great things and will be a huge impact to his community!