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Congratulations to the Gale Scholars Class of 2024
Congratulations to the Gale Scholars Class of 2024
A. Pickrel
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Gale Scholars Program is proud to announce the induction of its newest class, the Class of 2024. The 10 students went through a rigorous two month selection process (application/essay, grade/citizenship/attendance, references and interviews). 

They were chosen from an original pool of 36 applicants. Their cumulative GPA is
a sparkling 3.60. This year's final selection step was held via video technology because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  22 students were interviewed over a two day period, utilizing each student's CUSD #205 Chromebooks. This was a first in the program's 24-year history.
The annual Induction Ceremony was scheduled to take place at Sandburg
College this spring, but will be moved to the fall as a result of the present social distancing regulations.

The Gale Scholars Program is a partnership among Galesburg School CUSD #205, Carl Sandburg College and Knox College. It was founded in 1996 for the purpose of giving deserving Galesburg students an opportunity at a tuition free scholarship at Sandburg College and Knox College.  These students must meet demanding academic standards, participate in extracurricular activities, perform community service, take a challenging academic load and enroll in four years of summer school.  Eligibility for selection to the program is open to any Galesburg 8th grade junior high student who is a potential first
generation college graduate.  

The following students will be inducted into the Gale Scholars Program this academic year:

1. Lilliana Burns
2. Yannick Deh
3. Trinity Greer
4. Luis Hernandez
5. Tristan Hunt
6. Mattisson Jackson
7. Nicolas Makwala
8. Kenny Mensah
9. Skylar Wenstrom
10. Sydney Zesch