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ODELL — The Marjorie J. Martin Scholarship trustees announced the recipients of the 2020 Marjorie J. Martin Scholarships recently. The trustees awarded $54,000 to 17 students.
Scholarships were awarded in recognition of academic and extracurricular excellence. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must live in the area currently served by the Odell Fire Protection District, Odell Public Library District, or the Odell Grade School District.
The recipients for the 2020 scholarships are (name of school attending or plan to attend in parentheses): Eric Campbell (Purdue University), Meagan Brockman (University of Minnesota Medical School), Madelyn Doran (Western Illinois University), Andrea Flynn (University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry), Seth Foster (will attend Florida Polytechnic University), Jordyn Fox (Eureka College), Justin Fox (University of Wisconsin, Platteville), Kobe Fox (Bradley University), Luke Fox (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Savannah Limberg (University of Illinois), Brittany Masching (attends Illinois State University), Tyler Masching (will attend Joliet Junior College), Marley Noles (will attend Loras College), Alexander Olson (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Sophie Olson (will attend Heartland Community College), Lucas Roe (Iowa State University) and Tyrah Sexton (Illinois State University).
Martin, a lifelong resident of Odell and a teacher in the Odell public schools for 32 years, died March 31, 2004. She stipulated that scholarships be granted to high school graduates seeking to continue their educations at accredited colleges or universities in the fields of liberal arts, music, science, nursing, business or engineering.
Martin was responsible for both the choral and instrumental music programs at both Odell Grade School and Odell Community High School for 32 years. In addition to her responsibilities for the music program, she also served as the faculty adviser for the year book for many years.