Waukegan student Liesl Greider earns History Scholarship

One of two honored at Chicago Metro History Fair

Waukegan High School rising senior, Liesl Greider, was recently awarded a highly-competitive scholarship from DePaul University and the Chicago Metro History Fair.

She will be eligible for a $20,000 award from DePaul University, contingent upon her admission to the school.

Leisl, who will be a senior this fall, was one of just two students in the region honored by the Chicago Metro History Fair with a college scholarship this spring.  Leisl, along with classmates, Josie Blake, Katherine Flesher, Kathia Perez, and Kara Stiver, competed in the Chicago Metro History Fair earlier this year with their project titled, “Poisoned Past, Bright Future,” which focused on Waukegan’s struggle to contain the byproducts of industrial pollution.

Following the competition, Metro History Fair participants throughout the Chicago area were invited to complete an essay to be eligible for a scholarship. Liesl wrote a powerful narrative about how doing the inquiry-based project helped her to grow academically and personally.

As a scholarship winner, Leisl will be eligible for a $20,000 award from DePaul University, contingent upon her admission to the school.

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