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Tracey Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

October 19, 2015

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MACOMB, IL – Geneva High School senior Jake Tracey, of Geneva, IL, has been selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which awards $10,000 per year to academically high-achieving students.

High school students with an ACT score of 30 or higher and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

"A student should consider Western Illinois University because it is a great community to be a part of," said Tracey. "(Students) can receive a quality education and have many opportunities along the way."

Tracey said he expects to major in physics at Western.

At Western, Tracey hopes to become part of WIU's band program, as well as pursuing cross country and track and join student-led organizations.

After graduation from Western, Tracey hopes to participate in a science-related field.

In high school, Tracey participated in marching band, wind symphony, cross country, track and field, the math team, math tutor lab, Spanish tutor lab, the League of Ambassadors and the Viking Pals. He also volunteered at Delnor Hospital.

For more information about the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100, or email Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting

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