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O'Connor Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

April 17, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – High school senior Kelsey O'Connor, of Kankakee (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.

O'Connor hopes to major in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) and double minor in management and event planning.

In high school, O'Connor participated in volleyball, theatre, community service and joined her church's tech team.

For more information about the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100, or email

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