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Thoms Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

December 1, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – Joliet Central High School senior Hunter Thoms, of Joliet, 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 (or SAT equivalent of 1390), and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, are eligible for the scholarship.

Thoms plans to major in music education.

"I chose to attend Western because it was a small campus college near my home; it is also affordable," said Thoms. "After meeting the music faculty, I decided on Western. The professors are very friendly and care about your education."

In high school, Thoms was a member of the Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, the Symphony Orchestra, the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Boy Scouts.

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

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