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2012 College Scholarship Raffle Winner

Elementary Dist 33

     The Foundation for Educational Excellence for West Chicago Elementary School District 33 is pleased to announce the winner of the scholarship raffle drawn on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Lucy Fuentes of West Chicago won the scholarship. Lucy is an alumnus of D33 and is currently attending Loyola University in Chicago. This year 243 tickets were sold – the $1,215 scholarship reflects the gross receipts of $2,430 being split between the winner and the Foundation according to the prize rules. Eliseo Carrillo, of Chicago, won the second prize of $500.00 savings bond donated by DuPage National Bank.

     Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Educational Excellence in support of learning technologies in District 33 classrooms. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization formed in 1988 governed by a Board of Trustees made up of leaders from local businesses and the community, and District staff. Its mission is to acquire and distribute financial and other resources to West Chicago Elementary School District 33 for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and providing students and staff extended learning opportunities. More than $75,000 has been given to classroom teachers in the form of Mini-Grants through the Foundation's fundraising efforts. In addition, the Technology Center at the Middle School, the Computer Writing Center, Artist and Technologist in Residence Programs, 60 notepad computers for the middle school and the "Read Under the Trees" summer reading program have all been funded thorough the Foundation.

     Foundation trustees wish to thank all those who supported the raffle fundraiser this year. 

     For more information visit the web site listed above, or contact Gina Steinbrecher, Community Relations Specialist for District 33, at (630) 293-6000 ext. 201 or via email at for Educational Excellence

  • West Chicago Elementary School District 33

  • 312 E. Forest Avenue    West Chicago, IL  60185

  • (630) 293-6000  ext. 201



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